2013 ECS National Forum on Education Policy

Resources from the 2013 ECS National Forum on Education Policy

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Tuesday, June 25

Getting Beyond the Rhetoric: Bringing Our Students to Real College Readiness

PRESENTER:
David Conley, Founder and CEO, Educational Policy Improvement Center; President, CCR Consulting Group, LLC

Resources:

Getting Beyond the Rhetoric: Bringing our Students to Real College Readiness (PDF)

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Wednesday, June 26

Better Serving English Language Learners: A National Imperative

PRESENTERS:
Danielle Guzman-Orth, Ph.D.. Associate Research Scientist, Center for English Language Learning and Assessment, Educational Testing Service
Lucy Keaton, Assistant Superintendent, English Language Learner Program, Clark County School District

Resources:

Better Serving English Language Learners: A National Imperative

Halle Hewetson
 

P-20W Data Governance: Critical Roles for Success

PRESENTERS:
Paige Kowalski, Director, State Policy Initiatives, Data Quality Campaign, District of Columbia
John Ratliff, Director of Policy, Office of the Governor, State of Maryland

Resources:

P-20W Data Governance: Critical Roles for Success (PDF PowerPoint)

Maryland Longitudinal Data System (MLDS): Data-driven Decisions for Maryland’s P-20 Education and Workforce System (P-20W) (PowerPoint PDF)


College Counseling: Getting It Right to Achieve Postsecondary Goals

PRESENTERS:
Sarita Brown, President, Excelencia in Education, District of Columbia
Jennifer Dounay Zinth, Senior Policy Analyst and Co-Director, ECS Information Clearinghouse, Education Commission of the States, Colorado
David Hawkins, Director of Public Policy and Research, National Association for College Admission Counseling, Virginia

Resources:

College Counseling: Getting It Right to Achieve Postsecondary Goals (PowerPoint PDF)

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Thursday, June 27th

Housing Policy = Education Policy

PRESENTERS:
Richard Rothstein, Research Associate, Economic Policy Institute, District of Columbia

Resources:

Why Our Schools Are Segregated
 

Busting Out of the Cage; Leaders Win

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

Resources:

Cage Busting (PowerPoint PDF)


Getting Students College-Ready - Before College

PRESENTERS:
Matt Gianneschi, Vice President of Policy and Programs, and Director of the Postsecondary and Workforce Development Institute, Education Commission of the States, Colorado
Paolo DeMaria, Principal, Education First Consulting, Ohio
Jennifer Dounay Zinth, Senior Policy Analyst and Co-Director, ECS Information Clearinghouse, Education Commission of the States, Colorado
Uri Treisman, Professor of Mathematics and Executive Director, The University of Texas at Austin, Texas
Bruce Vandal, Vice President, Complete College America, Colorado

Resources:

Building Math Pathways to the Real Economy: Redesign at Scale and the Challenges of Modernization (PowerPoint PDF)


Early Learning Challenge: What’s Working, What’s Next and Opportunities for States

PRESENTERS:
Barbara Bowman, Professor Erikson Institute
Harriet Dichter, Director, Office of Early Childhood, State of Delaware
Jennifer Stedron, Executive Director, Colorado Early Childhood Leadership Commission
Steven Hicks, Special Assistant in the Office of Early Learning, U.S. Department of Education, District of Columbia
Linda K. Smith, Deputy Assistant Secretary and Inter-Departmental Liasion for Early Childhood Development, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, District of Columbia

Resources:

Early Learning Challenge: What’s Working, What’s Next and Opportunities for States
(PowerPoint on Early Learning Challenge from U.S. Dept of Education and U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services)


Rethinking Teaching and Learning: Competency-Based Education

PRESENTERS:
Susan Patrick, President and CEO, International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL)
Lillian Pace, Senior Director of National Policy, KnowledgeWorks

Resources:

Competency-based Education& Next Generation Learning: Synchronizing Policy and Practice (PowerPoint presentation from Susan Patrick)
Re-thinking Teaching & Learning: Competency Education (PowerPoint presentation from Lillian Pace)


Early Warning Systems: State Models for Keeping Students on Track for Success

PRESENTERS:
Jenny Curtin, Coordinator, High School Graduation Initiatives, Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Brennan McMahon, Associate, State Policy Initiatives, Data Quality Campaign, District of Columbia
Kathleen Smith, Director, Office of School Improvement, Virginia Department of Education

Resources:

Virginia / Support for School Improvement (SSI): Indicator Report - School Indicators (PDF)

Indistar®: The Basics (PDF)

Report on the Virginia Early Warning System (VEWS) (PowerPoint PDF)

Massachusetts Early Warning Indicator System (EWIS) (PDF handout)

Introducing the Massachusetts Early Warning Indicator System (EWIS) (PowerPoint PDF)


Leveraging Smart Policy to Improve Dual Enrollment Access and Quality

PRESENTERS:
Matt Gianneschi, Vice President of Policy & Programs, ECS
Jennifer Dounay Zinth, Senior Policy Analyst and Co-Director, Information Clearinghouse, ECS

Resources:

Concurrent Enrollment in Colorado (PDF handout)

Concurrent Enrollment In Colorado Pre-2009 (PowerPoint PDF)

Colorado’s 2009 concurrent enrollment legislation: H.B. 1319 and S.B. 285

 

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