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Monday, June 30, 2008

10:00 AM -- 2:00 PM
Media/Press Office (session #115)


10:00 AM -- 5:30 PM
National Forum Registration Desk (session #105)


12:00 PM -- 5:30 PM
Cyber Cafe (session #125)


1:00 PM -- 5:00 PM
High School Transformation Forum (session #150)
The second annual high school tour will provide attendees the opportunity to visit Manor New Tech High School, one of the Texas Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (T-STEM) academies funded through the Texas High School Project. The Texas High School Project is a multimillion dollar public/private partnership dedicated to transforming high schools in the state of Texas on a large scale. The event will include the opportunity to meet with representatives from the Texas High School Project who will describe how the state of Texas, the foundation community and the business community are working together to create outstanding high schools throughout the state. In addition, school district, state and community leaders who made Manor New Tech High School a reality will lead attendees on a tour of their facility. They will share how they are providing a high-quality education experience for students and contributing to the local economy through a partnership with Samsung, who helped build this new facility in the community.



PARTICIPANTS

Lori M. Fey, Senior Program Officer, Michael and Susan Dell Foundation, Texas

John Fitzpatrick, Executive Director, Texas High School Project, Communities Foundation of Texas, Texas

Robert Scott, Commissioner of Education, Texas Education Agency, Texas; member, ECS Steering Committee and ECS Commissioner


6:00 PM -- 7:30 PM
Opening Welcome Reception at Hotel (session #180)
Dr. Charles L. Cotrell, president of St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas will present the 2008 Frank Newman Leadership Award to Scott Meltzer from Centre College in Kentucky and Heather Stump from Mount Union College in Ohio.



PARTICIPANTS

Charles L. Cotrell Ph.D., President, St. Mary's University, Texas

Jack Dalrymple, Lieutenant Governor & President of the Senate, North Dakota

Tim Earnest, Senior Vice President & Director, Simon Management Group & Simon Property Group, Simon Youth Foundation, Indiana

Doug Johnson, Executive Director, North Dakota Council of Educational Leaders, North Dakota; ECS Commissioner

RaeAnn G. Kelsch, Chair, House Education Committee, North Dakota; member, ECS Steering Committee, ECS Commissioner, ECS Executive Committee and ECS Nominating Committee

Warren Larson, Superintendent, Williston Public School District #1, North Dakota; ECS Commissioner


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Tuesday, July 01, 2008

7:00 AM -- 5:30 PM
National Forum Registration Desk (session #200)


7:00 AM -- 5:30 PM
Media/Press Office (session #210)


7:00 AM -- 5:30 PM
Cyber Cafe (session #220)


7:30 AM -- 8:30 AM
Networking Breakfast Buffet (session #230)


8:30 AM -- 9:30 AM
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Opening Plenary Session (session #235)
Join U.S. Education Secretary Margaret Spellings as she outlines progress and challenges in preparing students to succeed in our global knowledge economy. Secretary Spellings will discuss how the accountability movement in education is helping students and schools to improve, as well as ways in which policymakers and administrators can build on this progress to produce a competitive workforce for the future.



PARTICIPANTS

Margaret Spellings, Secretary of Education, U. S. Department of Education, District of Columbia

Phil Wilson, Secretary of State, Texas


9:30 AM -- 9:45 AM
AM Break (session #240)


9:45 AM -- 11:45 AM
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Exploring the Benefits and Challenges of Involving Students in Policymaking (session #241)
As more states and districts express an interest in engaging students in policymaking, this interactive session with students will examine why and how to infuse and sustain the youth voice in decision and policymaking processes. Student engagement policies and practices from states and districts will be explored in student-facilitated small group discussions, increasing participants’ knowledge and skills on engaging youth in policymaking. Participants will examine resources, benefits, challenges, landmines and strategies to authentically engage students in policymaking.



PARTICIPANTS

Hank M. Bounds, Superintendent of Education, Mississippi State Department of Education, Mississippi; ECS Commissioner


9:45 AM -- 11:45 AM
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The Postsecondary Challenge: Increasing Student Success, Ensuring Affordability and Maintaining Costs (session #242)
Many state policymakers have set ambitious goals to increase the production of college graduates and maintain college affordability during a time of limited state resources for colleges and universities. In addition, postsecondary institutions are stepping up their efforts to increase the percentage of students who graduate from their institutions. Unfortunately, these efforts are not always coordinated and in some cases, are working at cross-purposes. This session will explore the current challenges facing policymakers and postsecondary leaders as they attempt to increase the educational attainment of their citizens at a time of rising college costs and declining public resources.



PARTICIPANTS

Matt Gianneschi, Senior Policy Analyst, Office of the Governor, State of Colorado, Colorado

William E. Kirwan, Chancellor, University System of Maryland, Maryland

Raymund A. Paredes, Commissioner of Higher Education, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Texas; ECS Commissioner

 

Travis Reindl, Program Director, Jobs for the Future, Massachusetts


9:45 AM -- 11:45 AM
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Policy Levers You Can Promote on Monday (to reduce the achievement gap) (session #243)
This session’s goal is to flush out what policy components need to be in place to: · Add high-quality instructional time for the kids who need it most · Ensure access to relevant, high quality curriculum, instruction and supports.



PARTICIPANTS

Rosita Apodaca, Fellow, Institute for Learning, Texas

Andres Garcia, KIPP Alumni Association, Texas

Paul Reville, Chairperson, Massachusetts State Board of Education, Massachusetts


9:45 AM -- 11:45 AM
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Needed: More and Better K-12 Math and Science Teachers – Are America’s Universities Responding? (session #244)
The efforts and successes of two high profile national initiatives aggressively targeting the issue of recruiting and preparing more and better math and science teachers into the K-12 teaching profession - The National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) and the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges (NASULGC) Science and Math Teacher Imperative (SMTI) - will be the focus of this session. The esteemed panelists will offer a national view point of these progressive initiatives rounded out by on-the-ground perspectives to inform the audience of the realities, challenges and successes of these transformation efforts.



PARTICIPANTS

Elizabeth Lodal, Former Principal, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Virginia; ECS Commissioner

Peter McPherson, President, National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges, District of Columbia

Valerie Otero, Assistant Professor of Science Education, University of Colorado at Boulder, Colorado

Mary Ann Rankin, Dean, College of Natural Sciences, University of Texas at Austin, Texas

John L. Winn, Program Director, National Math & Science Initiative, Texas


11:45 AM -- 12:00 PM
Break (session #245)


12:00 PM -- 1:30 PM
"A Nation Still At Risk -- What Now?" (session #250)
Twenty-five years after "A Nation At Risk" warned about the "rising tide of mediocrity" in U.S. public schools, the landmark federal report echoes in today's education reform climate. The report resulted in state actions that pushed standards and assessments and a series of ambitious federal initiatives such as Goals 2000 and No Child Left Behind. With a new president set to be elected in November, 2008, we need to ask the question, "Where do we go from here?" Will a new president take to heart the challenge posed by the report and learn the lessons of his predecessors when setting education policy under his or her administration? A stellar panel of experts, including some involved with the original report, will discuss ways the nation can take decisive action now to boost student achievement and competitiveness in a global marketplace.



PARTICIPANTS

Christopher T. Cross, Chairman, Cross and Joftus, LLC, Maryland

Milton Goldberg, Milt Goldberg Consulting, Virginia

Frederick M. Hess, Director of Education Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, District of Columbia

Arthur Levine, President, The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, New Jersey

Al Quie, Former Governor, Minnesota

Roy Romer, Chair, Strong American Schools, District of Columbia

Kathleen Sebelius, Governor, Kansas; member, ECS Steering Committee, ECS Commissioner, ECS Chairman and ECS Executive Committee


1:30 PM -- 2:00 PM
PM Break (session #255)


2:00 PM -- 4:00 PM
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Having the Funding Follow the Student ... Can it Work? (session #256)
The idea of switching from a traditional district-based funding formula to a more a student-based system (what some call a weighted student formula) is beginning to gain ground in some states. This session will look at this topic through the eyes of a policymaker and researcher, both of whom have worked with this system, as well as through the perspective of an individual from outside the school finance community.



PARTICIPANTS

Nicholas Donohue, President & CEO, Nellie Mae Education Foundation, Massachusetts

Lawrence O. Picus, Lawrence O. Picus and Associates, LLC, California

Norman Sakamoto, Majority Whip & Chairman, Senate Education Committee, Hawaii; member, ECS Steering Committee, ECS Commissioner, ECS Executive Committee and ECS National Forum Committee

Daniel Thatcher, Research Analyst II, National Conference of State Legislatures, Colorado


2:00 PM -- 4:00 PM
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Why Do Some Schools Do Better? How Do We Bridge the Gap Between Research and Policy for English Language Learners (session #257)
The demographics of our nation’s schools are facing a dramatic change—rural, suburban and urban districts are seeing increasing numbers of English language learners. While these students are confronted with many challenges on their paths to English proficiency and overall academic achievement, policymakers also face challenges to implementing best practices into policy. This session will help policymakers bridge the gap between research and policy.



PARTICIPANTS

Margarita Calderón, Research Scientist, Johns Hopkins Center for Research and Reform in Education, New York

Florence Shapiro, Chair, Senate Education Committee, Texas; ECS Commissioner

Claire Sylvan, Executive Director and Founder, Internationals Network for Public Schools, New York

 

Sharon Vaughn, Executive Director, Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk, University of Texas at Austin, Texas


2:00 PM -- 4:00 PM
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"You Want Fries with That? Improving High School Graduation Rates in the States” (session #258)
Across the nation, states and districts are struggling to improve high school completion rates, with varying results. This session provides perspective on what the research says about improving high school graduation rates, as well as state education agency and local perspectives on preventing students from dropping out.



PARTICIPANTS

 

John Q. Easton, Executive Director, Consortium on Chicago School Research University of Chicago, Illinois

Scott Hochberg, Representative, Texas

Karen Soule, Superintendent, Somersworth SAU Office, New Hampshire

Robert Wells, Project Director, New Hampshire Department of Education, New Hampshire


2:00 PM -- 4:00 PM
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Developing and Delivering a Statewide Coaching Program for School Leaders (session #259)
The session will provide an overview of the components of a statewide coaching program for school and district-level leaders. The session facilitators will: · Describe the funding sources necessary to develop a coaching program · Discuss the attributes of new-to-position school-level leaders · Discuss the recruitment and training of executive coaches · Share sample curriculum materials used during training institutes · Discuss the findings of an ongoing program evaluation.



PARTICIPANTS

Roger Sampson, President, Education Commission of the States, Colorado; member, ECS Executive Committee

Gary Whiteley, Program Director, Alaska Administration Coaching Project, Alaska


4:00 PM -- 4:15 PM
Break (session #265)


4:15 PM -- 5:15 PM
Roundtable #1 – Winning the Skills Race and Strengthening America’s Middle Class (session #270)
The College Board, recognizing the importance of community colleges to an increasing number of America’s citizens, commissioned a report to study these institutions in 2007. The report makes significant recommendations to the federal government, states and to community colleges. The report has implications for economic policy, workforce development, four-year institutions and local communities.



4:15 PM -- 5:15 PM
Roundtable #2 – On a Razor’s Edge: Funding Education in Bad Economic Times (session #271)
Difficult economic times are forcing states to make tough decisions about school funding. Come share the issues and choices your state is facing and discuss the options with individuals from around the country.



PARTICIPANTS

 

Michael Griffith, Policy Analyst, Education Commission of the States, Colorado


4:15 PM -- 5:15 PM
Roundtable #3 – Child Care Quality Rating Systems (session #272)
This session highlights child care Quality Rating Systems (QRS), including information about designing, financing, evaluating and informing parents about QRS. There will also be a demonstration on how to access resources on QRS and other early care and education topics through the Research Connections Web site.



4:15 PM -- 5:15 PM
Roundtable #4 – Flash Round: Current Changes and Next Steps in High School Reform (session #274)
This roundtable will address hot-button high school reform issues, including increasing graduation requirements, dual enrollment, early college high schools, P-16/P-20 and improving the high school to postsecondary pipeline for underserved students. This is a great chance for participants to learn about ECS and other resources to help answer policy questions. Additionally, this is an opportunity to suggest high school topics and services ECS should focus on in 2008 and beyond.



PARTICIPANTS

 

Jennifer Dounay, Senior Policy Analyst, Education Commission of the States, Colorado


4:15 PM -- 5:15 PM
Roundtable #5 – Estimating a State’s Math and Science Teacher Supply and Demand (session #275)
This interactive session will discuss efforts underway by National Association of State Colleges and Land Grant Institutions to help states better assess their supply and demand situation with regard to well-qualified secondary school science and mathematics teachers.



PARTICIPANTS

Michael B. Allen, Principal, Allen Education, LLC, District of Columbia


4:15 PM -- 5:15 PM
Roundtable #6 – Helping Low-Income Students Succeed In Higher Education (session #276)
The CollegeKeys(TM) Compact is not simply a report from The College Board’s trustees, it is a call to action. Learn more about the report that resulted from a two-year study about the challenges facing low-income students. Join in the effort to reshape America’s education and make the American Dream a reality for all young people.



PARTICIPANTS

 

Ron Williams, Vice President for Community College Initiatives, College Board,


4:15 PM -- 5:15 PM
Roundtable #7 – Challenges Facing Rural Schools (session #277)
Learn about the changing landscape for rural schools. Please come prepared to share with and hear from your peers on such issues as declining enrollment, shared services, regional high schools and economic development.



PARTICIPANTS

 

Kathy Christie, Vice President, Knowledge Management and ECS Clearinghouse, Education Commission of the States, Colorado


4:15 PM -- 5:15 PM
Roundtable #8 – Science and Mathematics Teacher Imperative: Analytic Framework (session #278)
Work is underway to develop a means for colleges/universities to learn from one another how to increase the quantity, quality and diversity of STEM teachers. This roundtable will explore an analytical framework that incorporates key components of the most promising practices in science-math teacher recruitment, preparation, mentoring and induction, partnership, and teacher development across universities.



PARTICIPANTS

 

Charles Coble, Partner, The Third Mile Group, North Carolina

 

Howard Gobstein, Vice President, Research and Science Policy, National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges, District of Columbia


4:15 PM -- 5:15 PM
Roundtable #9 – Lessons Learned From State Data Systems (session #279)
Staff from the Data Quality Campaign will share how states are improving their capacity to collect, make available and use high-quality education data. What landmines have surfaced? What tips for success might help your state improve existing processes and structures?



4:15 PM -- 5:15 PM
Roundtable #10 - Pre-K Guidelines and the TEEM Model (session #280)
Texas School Readiness, funded by the Texas Legislature, encompasses the Texas Early Education Model (TEEM) Project and the Texas School Readiness Certification System. Come hear about the challenges and successes of the project working to integrate the service delivery models for Title I Prekindergarten, Head Start, and licensed Texas childcare providers. Come share ideas to better impact early childhood education for children, teachers, and parents.



PARTICIPANTS

 

Thomas Layne Waxley, TEEM Project Manager, State Center for Early Childhood Development, University of Texas-CIRCLE, Texas


4:15 PM -- 5:15 PM
Roundtable #11 - A New Day for Schools (session #281)
Schools across the country are adding time to the antiquated school calendar to meet the needs of today’s students. This roundtable discussion will review the Massachusetts model and national trends around time and learning.



4:15 PM -- 5:15 PM
Roundtable #12 - Working Holistically to Improve School Systems (session #282)
Meet GE Foundation representatives to learn about Developing Futures, an important systems change initiative. This roundtable will focus on one of the initiative's six critical components: Building a collaborative culture among teachers' associations, district boards and administrators while engaging the community to support learning and success for all students.



4:15 PM -- 5:15 PM
Roundtable #13-State Scholars Initiative (session #283)
Funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE), the State Scholars Initiative (SSI) brings successful businesspeople into the nation's classrooms schools to encourage students to complete rigorous course of study in high school. In the last three years, SSI has gathered data on student course-level data, perception data, and business-education partnerships. Participants in this roundtable will have an opportunity to learn more about the initiative, to discuss early data results, and to examine how lessons learned through this initiative could be applied in their states and school districts.



PARTICIPANTS

Terese Rainwater, Program Director, State Scholars Initiative, WICHE - Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, Colorado


5:15 PM -- 6:15 PM
ECS Commissioners' Business Session (session #290)


6:00 PM
Board Buses to Off-Site Reception at Bob Bullock History Museum (session #291)


6:30 PM -- 8:00 PM
Off-site Reception at The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum (session #295)
The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum is a dynamic educational institution that engages visitors in the exciting Story of Texas through a variety of program and exhibit experiences. The Museum provides a new kind of history experience – one that recognizes that Texas is unique because of its history.



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Wednesday, July 02, 2008

7:00 AM -- 2:30 PM
National Forum Registration Desk (session #300)


7:00 AM -- 2:30 PM
Media Office (session #310)


7:00 AM -- 2:30 PM
Cyber Cafe (session #320)


7:30 AM -- 9:30 AM
James Bryant Conant Award Breakfast (session #340)
Minnesota Governor and 2008-10 ECS Chair Tim Pawlenty will present the 2008 James Bryant Conant Award to Ron Wolk, chairman of Big Picture Company and former founding editor of Education Week. Named in memory of ECS' co-founder, the award is given to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to American education. Screening of the James Bryant Conant: The Man and the Award, courtesy of Pearson. Buffet Breakfast will be served from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.



PARTICIPANTS

Ron Wolk, Chairman, Big Picture Company Editorial Projects in Education, Rhode Island


9:30 AM -- 10:00 AM
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Learning What Works (session #341)
Vicki Phillips will share the Foundation's lessons learned from 8 years working to improve graduation rates and college readiness, and the implications for their strategy moving forward.



PARTICIPANTS

Vicki L. Phillips, Director, Education Division, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Washington


10:00 AM -- 10:15 AM
AM Break (session #345)


10:15 AM -- 12:15 PM
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Creating the 21st Century Community College: Aligning Policy and Practice to Increase Student Success and Meet Workforce Needs (session #348)
Fulfilling expectations to maintain access, ensure success and respond to regional workforce needs in a time of limited resources requires community colleges to be more innovative and entrepreneurial. This session will examine how community colleges can align their efforts to effectively balance their commitment to access, success and workforce preparation. Those in attendance will examine how policymakers, community college leaders and business leaders can work together to develop policy and implement strategies to achieve all three of these important goals.



PARTICIPANTS

Julian L. Alssid, Executive Director, Workforce Strategy Center, New York

Richard Kazis, Senior Vice President, Jobs For The Future, Massachusetts

John B. Lee, President, JBL Associates, Inc., Maryland

Paul W. Sechrist, President, Oklahoma City Community College, Oklahoma


10:15 AM -- 12:15 PM
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No More Parallel Play: Governors’ Symposia on Early Learning and the Early Grades (session #346)
The roots of children’s academic success or failure are already firmly in place by grade 3. Even gains made by many children in high-quality pre-K programs can fade if they are not supported by continued high-quality learning experiences in the early elementary years. Policies and practice that effectively align early learning and the early grades (P-3) represent effective strategies for closing the achievement gap. These policies and practices are emerging in some pioneering states as part of an enlarged focus on school readiness that links two separate and distinct systems—early care and education, and public education. Governors in several states have convened key policymakers and education leaders from early care and education, and K-12 education to work together to create strategies to effectively link systems through transition and alignment. This session highlights the proceedings, outcomes and lessons learned from these Governor’s Summits on Early Learning and the Early Grades.



PARTICIPANTS

 

Tony Berkley, Evaluation Manager, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Michigan

 

Harriet Dichter, Deputy Secretary, Office of Child Development and Early Learning, Pennsylvania Departments of Education and Public Welfare, Pennsylvania

 

Janice M. Gruendel, Governor's Senior Policy Advisor, Children and Youth Co-Chair Early Childhood Education Cabinet, Office of Govenor M. Jodi Rell, Connecticut

Sharon Lynn Kagan, Marx Professor of Early Childhood and Family Policy, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York

Kristie Kauerz, Early Childhood/P-3 Policy Director, Office of Lieutenant Governor Barbara O'Brien, Colorado

Eva Lester, Early Childhood Policy Advisor, Division of School Readiness, Office of Governor Janet Napolitano, Arizona

Sandy Miller, Director, Office of Early Childhood Education, Ohio Department of Education, Ohio


10:15 AM -- 12:15 PM
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Preparing and Supporting Teachers for Urban Schools (session #347)
The nation’s education system continues to be plagued by a gap in academic achievement between students of different racial/ethnic groups. Many lower performing students are enrolled in urban schools. One challenge faced by many of these schools is how best to prepare quality teachers for urban settings and support them as they begin their careers. This session will present two programs that are addressing this challenge through unique partnerships between colleges and urban K-12 schools. The process of establishing these programs, necessary elements and results of these efforts will be presented along with a “view from within” by a distinguished teacher grappling with the challenges of teaching in an urban setting.



PARTICIPANTS

 

Neema Avashia, Teacher, John W. McCormack Middle School, Massachusetts

 

Jennifer Frish, Kindergarten Teacher, Chicago Public Schools, Illinois

Liam S. Goldrick, Director of Policy, New Teacher Center at UCSC, Wisconsin

Jesse Solomon, Director, Boston Teacher Residency, Massachusetts

 

Amy Treadwell, Induction Coach, Chicago Public Schools, Illinois

Lisa Vahey, Director, Chicago New Teacher Center, California


10:15 AM -- 12:15 PM
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Using Growth Models to Measure Student Performance (session #349)
Nine states are involved in a pilot project to use "growth models" to supplement the current adequate yearly progress (AYP) approach for measuring school performance under No Child Left Behind (NCLB). The U.S. Department of Education has extended this option to any state that meets specific criteria. This working session will help participants understand the purposes and types of growth models, the necessary components to put in place to sustain such an approach, and how growth models can be used to move beyond NCLB student proficiency goals to ensure students are ready for college and work. Participants will have the opportunity to work with representatives from the pilot states and accountability experts to develop plans for growth models in their own states.



PARTICIPANTS

Chrys Dougherty, Director of Research, National Center for Educational Accountability, Texas

Charity Smith, Assistant Director of Accountability, Arkansas Department of Education, Arkansas

Robin R. Taylor, Associate Secretary of Education, Assessment and Accountability, Delaware Department of Education, Delaware


12:15 PM -- 12:30 PM
Break (session #350)


12:30 PM -- 2:15 PM
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Benchmarking Internationally: The Need Confronts the Reality (session #355)
Too few students are leaving the K-12 system ready for college and the global economy, yet the public appears to fear an overemphasis on test scores and a decrease in attention paid to the whole child. This session provides both the rationale and strategies states can take to benchmark to international standards while protecting the public’s traditional commitment to a comprehensive education. The session will raise and address the following questions: · How can we balance a tradition of local control with the need for international level expectations? · How can states keep from reinventing the wheel? · How can assessments be aligned to highest standards without great cost in dollars or in testing time? · What does it take to improve the balance of liberal education expectations with application of knowledge?



PARTICIPANTS

Andreas Schleicher, Directorate for Education, Indicators and Analysis Division, OECD, France


2:15 PM -- 2:30 PM
PM Break (session #360)


2:30 PM -- 5:30 PM
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In It to Win It – High-Leverage (Yet Often Overlooked) Elements of P-20 Reform (session #370)
While virtually every state has taken on the challenge of P-16 or P-20 reform — either through the creation of a P-20 council or through state policy efforts — relatively few states have adequately addressed the essential components of (1) comprehensive, aligned data systems; (2) the "P" in P-20; and (3) the involvement of professional schools (the 17-20 in P-20). This highly interactive session will provide information on what states need to address in each of these components to enhance the success of P-20 efforts.



PARTICIPANTS

Kristie Kauerz, Early Childhood/P-3 Policy Director, Office of Lieutenant Governor Barbara O'Brien, Colorado

Michael W. Kirst, Emeritus Professor for Education and Business Administration, Stanford University, California

 

Sarah E. Redfield, Professor of Law, Education Law Institute, Franklin Pierce Law Center, Maine; member, ECS Steering Committee and ECS Commissioner


 
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