11:45 AM -- 1:45 PM
Plenary Lunch: Annual Discussion with Today's Education Governors (session #440)
Recent reports such as Education Week's Quality Counts, Achieve, Inc.'s American Diploma Project and the National Center for Higher Education and Public Policy's Measuring Up, have tracked state education policies and initiatives which are viewed as the building blocks to a more seamless education system from pre-K through postsecondary. These reports have developed various indicators for measuring student "readiness" as they transition from one stage to the next along the education pipeline. During this session, governors from four states will discuss the opportunities and challenges they face as they develop policies which intend to positively impact academic achievement from early learning through adult education.
Donald L. Carcieri, governor, Rhode Island; ECS commissioner
Jim Geringer, director, Public Sector Policy, Environmental Systems Research Institute; former governor, Wyoming
Edward G. Rendell, governor, Pennsylvania; ECS commissioner
Kathleen Sebelius, governor, State of Kansas; ECS chair; member, ECS Steering and Executive Committees