Links are now available to videos, PowerPoint presentations and handouts from the 2011 ECS National Forum on Education Policy plenary sessions, pre-sessions and post-sessions! Take a look and either refresh your memory on what was discussed or view these for the first time, if you were unable to attend.  There are so many powerful presentations — you won't want to miss any of them!

Also, check out the links to video interviews with some of key policymakers who attended the 2011 ECS Forum. You will find fresh and relevant comments from your colleagues and ECS Commissioners.

Links to plenary session videos:

Plenary Session #317: Legislators Panel 

John Goedde, Chair, Idaho Senate Education Committee
Michael Johnston, Chair, Colorado Senate Finance Committee
Stephen Wise, Chair, Florida Senate Education PreK-12 Committ

Plenary Session #318: Hess’ Hot Button Issues and What He’d Like to See You Do About Them

Frederick Hess, Resident Scholar and Director of Education Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, District of Columbi

Plenary Session #225: What is Holding Back Reading Achievement

Robert Pondiscio, Communications Director, Core Knowledge Foundation, Virginia

Plenary Session #217: How Thinking in Pictures Provides Perspective

Temple Grandin, Associate Professor, Colorado State University

Plenary Session #213: Committing to College Completion: A National Agenda to Improve Postsecondary Attainment and Workforce Readiness

Hilary Pennington, Director of Education, Postsecondary Success and Special Initiatives, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Washington

Plenary Session #214: The GE Foundation’s Foray into Urban School Improvement

Robert Corcoran, President, GE Foundation, Connecticut





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