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Resources from the 2012 ECS National Forum on Education Policy

Monday, July 9

Session #115: Closing Achievement Gaps Using a P-3 Approach

Kristie Kauerz, Program Director, PreK-3rd Education, University of Washington

PowerPoint presentation (PDF): Tackling Achievement Gaps Early

Session #126: Innovation and Experiment to Create a Science of Learning

Paul Kelley, CEO, Innovation Trust, United Kingdom

PowerPoint presentation (PDF): Innovation and Opportunity

Session #130: Funding Education Innovation in a Down Economy

Jennifer Davis, President & CEO, National Center on Time & Learning, Massachusetts

PowerPoint Presentation (PDF): Innovation for Student Success
Jeannie Oakes, Director, Educational Opportunity and Scholarship Programs, Ford Foundation, New York
PowerPoint Presentation (PDF): More and Better Learning Time

Tuesday, July 10

Session #207: Choosing the Right Drivers for Whole System Reform

Michael Fullan, Professor Emeritus, University of Toronto; Special Advisor to the Premier, Ontario

PowerPoint Presentation (PDF): Achieving Whole System Reform and the Moral Imperative Realized

Session #208: Jobs for America's Graduates

Ken Smith,
President and CEO, Jobs for America's Graduates, Virginia

PowerPoint Presentation (PDF): Jobs for America’s Graduates

Session #212: Technology in the Classroom: How to Do it Right

Bob Wise, President, Alliance for Excellent Education, District of Columbia

John Danner, Co-Founder and CEO, Rocketship Education, California

PowerPoint Presentation (PDF): Rocketship Education Eliminating the Achievement Gap
Mark Edwards, Superintendent, Mooresville Graded School District, North Carolina
Rick Ogston, Founder and CEO, Carpe Diem Schools, Arizona

Wednesday, July 11

Session 311: Crossing Boundaries and Building Bridges: Innovations, Opportunities, and Lessons Learned Across Education Sectors

Valora Washington, Founder and President, CAYL Institute, Massachusetts

PowerPoint presentation (PDF): Crossing Boundaries and Building Bridges: Lessons Learned, Opportunities and Innovations

Session #325: Defining College Readiness: Where Are We Now? Where Do We Go from Here?

Jennifer Dounay Zinth, Senior Policy Analyst and Co-Director, ECS Information Clearninghouse, ECS

PowerPoint presentation (PDF): Defining College Readiness

Session #330: Performance-Based Systems: How Do We Get There & Make Them Work?

Sally Johnstone, Vice President, Academic Advancement, Western Governors University, Utah

PowerPoint Presentation (PDF): Issues and Lessons in Performance-Based Funding

Session #340: What Policymakers Need to Know About the Common Core State Standards Assessments (CCSS)

William Schmidt, University Distiguished Professor, Michigan State University

PowerPoint Presentation (PDF):The Common Core State Standards for Mathematics


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