NCSA - Streaming Live: Getting to 2014: The Choices and Challenges Ahead at 9:00 am Central Time
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Between now and 2014, states will be facing the challenges of new Common Core Standards, new assessments, new accountability systems, new teacher evaluations, new data systems, and for some states, implementing Race to the Top. At the same time, they will be expected to expand online learning and provide increasing levels of choice.
Making this many simultaneous changes would be a challenge even without the possibility that some of these reforms may be in conflict with one another. Yes there have been few efforts to look across the spectrum to see where these reforms may collide...or where there could be unexpected synergies.
Join us where we will ask stakeholders to consider how all of these reforms will look when implemented at the same time. Our panel of experts will not be making right-and-wrong judgments about individual policy decisions. Rather, we will look at the challenges and choices for policymakers to navigate between now and 2014. Already states are grappling with and managing these dilemmas and the trade-offs that naturally follow.
PRESENTERS: Kathy Cox, CEO, U.S. Education Delivery Institute; Allan R. Odden, Professor, Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Robin M. Steans, Executive Director, Advance Illinois; and Chris Walsh, Director of Innovation, New Tech Network
MODERATOR: Elena Silva, Ph.D., Senior Policy Analyst, EducationSector