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For information on past meetings, please contact Karen Kepler, National Forum and Events Manager, at 303.299.3621 or kkepler@ecs.org.

2013 ECS Winter Commissioners’ Meeting

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Date:

December 10-11, 2013

Location:
Denver
Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center

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2013 ECS National Forum on Education Policy

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For complete information, please go to the 2013 National Forum website.

Date:
June 25-27, 2013

Location:
St. Louis, Missouri

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National forum resources

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2012 Winter Commissioners’ Meeting

Date:
December 11-12, 2012

Location:
Denver, Colorado

Presentations from the meeting:

For more information on the sessions at this year's meeting, dowload a PDF compilation of all the presentations that includes additional resources for each session topic, along with ECS contact info if you have questions or need more information.

What We Know about State Civic Education Policies, and What is Next
Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg, Lead Researcher, CIRCLE

Constructive Turbulence: Enabling Teachers with Better Tools for Student Learning
Bob Wise, President, Alliance for Excellent Education

Core Principles for Transforming Remedial Education: A Joint Statement
Uri Treisman, Professor of Mathematics and Public Affairs, and
Director, Charles A. Dana Center, University of Texas at Austin

Potential Potholes on the Teacher Evaluation Highway
Susan F. Lusi, Superintendent, Providence (R.I.) Public School District

State Policy Roadmap for Improving Early Reading Proficiency
Kathy Christie, Vice President, Knowledge/Information Management & Dissemination, ECS

Uri Treisman (Charles A. Dana Center, University of Texas at Austin) and Jennifer Dounay Zinth (ECS) discussed integrating Common Core implementation with delivery of evidence-based developmental education during the final grades of high school. Contact Jennifer Dounay Zinth (jdounay@ecs.org, 303.299.3689) with any questions.


 

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2012 ECS National Forum on Education Policy

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Date:
July 9-11, 2012

Location:
Atlanta, Georgia

For more information, please go to the 2012 National Forum website.

 

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2nd National Summit on the Role of Education in Economic Development in Rural America

Date:
April 17, 2012

Location:
Arlington, Virginia

Resources:

Summary of the meeting

Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) Grant Program (Presentation)
Robin Fernkas, Director, Division of Strategic Investments, Office of Workforce Investment, U.S. Department of Labor
Sue Liu, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Vocational and Adult Education, U.S. Department of Education

Promise Neighborhoods: Cradle to Career
Larkin Tackett, Director of Place-Based Initiatives, Office of Innovation and Improvement, U. S. Department of Education

JWCC – Workforce Development Center -- An ADM Partnership
Michael D’Ambrose, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Archer Daniels Midland Company

Creating Jobs, Building Communities, and Improving Lives
Christopher Masingill, Federal Co-Chairman of the Delta Regional Authority

Educating More Students, Helping to Create Jobs
Bob Whittaker, Dean of Institutional Advancement, Lyndon State College

Iron Range Engineering: A 21st Century Partnership
Trent Janezich, Director, University Partnerships, Northeast Higher Education District, Minnesota

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December 2011 Commissioners Meeting

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Date:
December 7-8, 2011

Location:
Denver, Colorado

Download the agenda

 

Meeting Resources:
Governor’s Chair’s Initiative
presentation, Dec 7
Literacy Matters Bus Tour -- watch the video

PowerPoints for presentation (in PDF format):

Overview of Federal Landscape, Iris Palmer of HCM Strategists

College Completion and the Common Core: Next Steps for Creating an Aligned System, Brad Phillips, President and CEO for the Institute for Evidence-Based Change

Investments in Postsecondary Education Completion and Alignment with Employer Demands, Stephen Rose, Senior Economist for the Center for Education and the Workforce, Georgetown University

College Completion and the Common Core: Next Steps for Creating an Aligned System, Paul Lingenfelter, President of SHEEO

2011 ECS National Forum on Education Policy

Date:
July 6-8, 2011

Location:
Denver, Colorado

Go to the main National Forum website for resources, photos and videos of plenary sessions.

View the program.

 

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National Summit on the Role of Education in Economic Development in Rural America

Date:
May 4, 2011

Location:                    
Washington, D.C.

Read the recommendations.

Download the agenda


Presentations from the Summit:

Economic Development Through Low Cost Domestic Sourcing (PowerPoint)
Phillip J. Bond, President and CEO, TechAmerica, Board Member, TechAmerica Foundation

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December 2010 Steering Committee & Commissioners Meeting

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Date:

December 8-10, 2010

Location
Las Vegas, Nevada

Meeting Presentations:

Complete to Compete and Complete College America
Complete to Compete, The 2010-11 NGA Chair’s Initiative (PDF)
Travis Reindl, Program Director, Center for Best Practices, National Governors Association

Working with States to Achieve More College Degrees and Credentials (PDF)
Stan Jones, President, Complete College America

Aligning College Completion to Workforce Development
Skilled Workforce: An Economic Development Driver for Ohio (PDF)
Stacia Edwards, Director, Workforce Development Initiatives, Ohio Board of Regents

Aligning College Completion to Workforce Development
Aligning Postsecondary Outcomes and Workforce Needs (PDF)
Brian Prescott, Director of Policy Research, Western Interstate Commission on Higher Education

Developmental Education as Key Strategy to Increase Attainment
Developmental Education as Key Strategy to Increase Attainment - Getting Past Go (PDF)
Bruce Vandal, ECS Director of Postsecondary Education and Workforce Development

Adult Completion
Adult Completion - WICHE presentation (PDF)
Demarée Michelau, Director of Policy Analysis, Western Interstate Commission on Higher Education
Jane Nichols, Vice Chancellor for Student and Academic Affairs, Nevada System of Higher Education

Additional Resources:

2010 ECS National Forum on Education Policy


Date
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August 18-20, 2010

Location:
Portland, Oregon

For more information, please go to the 2010 National Forum website.

 


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Invitational National Conference on Next Generation Assessment System

Date:
March 8-9, 2010

Location:
Washington, D.C.

Download the draft agenda (PDF)

 

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2010 Commissioners Meeting new orleans

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Date:
January 6-8, 2010

Location:
New Orleans, Louisiana


Meeting Resources and Presentations

Round Robin #1: Reducing the number of students leaving high school requiring remediation before they are ready for work or college

Virginia Strategies for Reducing the Need for Remediation After Graduation (PowerPoint)
Patricia Wright, State Superintendent, Virginia Department of Education

Dropout Prevention: Insights Gained from the Minnesota Department of Education Initiative (PowerPoint)
Cammy Lehr, Education Specialist, Office of School Improvement and Accountability,
Minnesota Department of Education

What’s the Gap? (PowerPoint)
How to ensure that students are college and career ready
Malbert Smith III, Ph.D., President, MetaMetrics

Additional resources from Malbert Smith's presentation:

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (PDF)
Text Measurement and Analysis
MetaMetrics Technical Report Update, Metametrics

Student Readiness for Postsecondary Options (PDF)
Dr. Gary Williamson, Lexile

Round Robin #2: Strategies to accelerate the retooling of the current adult workforce

Strategies to Accelerate the Retooling of the Current Adult Workforce: Louisiana’s CALL Experience (PowerPoint)
Luke Dowden, Executive Director, Center for Adult Learning, Louisiana Board of Regents

Aligning Adult and Postsecondary Education in Ohio (PowerPoint)
Barbara Endel, Ph.D., Endel Consulting

Arkansas Career Pathways Initiative (PowerPoint)
Karen Wheeler, Associate Director, Arkansas Department of Higher Education

 


Round Robin #3: Strategies to ensure alignment between the workforce and labor demands

The Ohio Skills Bank (PowerPoint)
William Russell, Associate Vice Chancellor, Ohio Board of Regents
Thomas Fellrath, Former Director, Ohio Skills Bank

Wisconsin Technical College System’s Data System (PowerPoint)
Jayson Chung, Education Director, Economic and Workforce Development, Wisconsin Technical College System

Career Pathways (PowerPoint)
Jayson Chung, Education Director, Economic and Workforce Development, Wisconsin Technical College System

Central Upstate New York’s Implementation of Strategic Compass (PowerPoint)
Andrea German-Willis, Assistant Director, The WorkKeys Center University College at Syracuse University

 
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