The Coalition for a College- and Career-Ready America
Invites You to Attend a Webinar on
Moving Toward College and Career Readiness for All Students: Major Developments and Trends in 2012 State Legislative Sessions
Sunny Deye, Program Principal, National Conference of State Legislatures
Michelle Exstrom, Program Principal, National Conference of State Legislatures
Phillip Lovell, Vice President of Federal Advocacy, Alliance for Excellent Education
Elizabeth Schneider, Sr. Vice President for Strategic Initiatives, Alliance for Excellent Education
Daniel Thatcher, Policy Specialist, National Conference of State Legislatures
States remain the “laboratory of democracy” and there is much to learn from assessing how each is working to ensure that all young people graduate college and career ready.
As state legislatures around the country wrap up their 2012 sessions, having passed budgets and a range of education-related measures of local and national interest, this webinar will focus on how lawmakers are addressing a range of issue relevant to the CCCRRA’s agenda.
Key topics include:
- Ongoing implementation of the common core state standards in English language arts and mathematics. Adopted by forty-six states and the District of Columbia, the common core state standards present tremendous challenges and opportunities for state legislatures to make changes to their education delivery systems. From assessments to teacher training, states must make critical decisions on a range of implementation issues in order to fulfill the promise of college- and career-ready standards.
- Teacher evaluation. This topic is of tremendous interest in states and fueled by state applications for the Race to the Top program, as well as for waivers from the No Child Left Behind Act.
In addition to these top-tier issues and the budget, states legislatures are also addressing complex issues around school choice, digital learning, effective use of learning time, and college completion.
The Coalition for a College- and Career-Ready America held a webinar on June 21 which highlighted these issues and trends at the state level on education reform. The webinar also also provided an update on the latest developments in federal education policy. Webinar panelists addressed questions submitted by viewers from across the country.