2013 ECS National Forum on Education Policy

2013 National Forum on Education Policy

St. Louis, Missouri

June 25-27, 2013 

Thank you for joining us in St. Louis for this year's forum!


Check out our Resources page for handouts and PowerPoints from different forum sessions, our YouTube channel for videos of the plenaries, and our Facebook page for photos from the Forum. You can also download the full program.



Featured speakers included:

Arne Duncan

Arne Duncan

Secretary, U.S. Department of Education

Kathleen Sebelius


Kathleen Sebelius

Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Brian Sandoval

Governor Brian Sandoval


Identifying and addressing the real obstacles to getting the schools our students deserve

David Conley

David T. Conley

Founder and CEO, Educational Policy Improvement Center; President, CCR Consulting Group, LLC

Getting beyond ‘content’ to help students achieve true college readiness

Richard Rothstein

Richard Rothstein

Economic Policy Institute

Making early investments to close the achievement gap

Rick Hess

Rick Hess

American Enterprise Institute

Identifying and addressing the real obstacles to getting the schools our students deserve

Uri Treisman

Uri Treisman

Charles A. Dana Center, University of Texas at Austin

Applying lessons learned from postsecondary developmental education to high school college-readiness interventions

 Chris Minnich

Chris Minnich

Council of Chief State School Officers

Kate Walsh

Kate Walsh

National Council on Teacher Quality


Other working sessions include:

  • Improving Student Performance: Real Solutions for Real Problems

  • Kicking the Hornet’s Nest: What NCTQ Has Learned about Teacher Preparation

  • Common Core and Deeper Learning: A National Case Study

  • Enhancing STEM Interest and Success With Diverse and Female Students

  • Getting Students College Ready – Before College

  • Fast-Tracking Without Shortchanging: Doing Dropout Recovery Right

  • Math Benefits Kids for Life

  • College Counseling: Getting It Right to Achieve Postsecondary Goals

  • Pathways to College Completion

  • Helping Non-Traditional Students Succeed in the Postsecondary World

  • Closing the Gap in What High Schoolers Read and What College Expects

  • P-20 Data Governance: Critical Roles for Success

  • Leveraging Smart Policy to Improve Dual Enrollment Access and Quality

  • Re-thinking Teaching and Learning: Proficiency-based Acceleration

  • Put the Money Where the Kids Are: Early Learning Programs


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