Common Core State Standards Policy Workshop:
Implications for Adoption and Implementation

                                        

Monday, Dec.6 | 2-5 p.m.

 

As a state policymaker, you will confront many challenges associated with the adoption and implementation of the Common Core State Standards Initiative in your state. In an effort to engage state leaders, CSG is conducting a special policy workshop concerning the academic and fiscal implications of adoption and implementation of the common state standards.
CSG has held similar discussions with policymakers around the country, and it's clear there is both a great deal of misinformation and uncertainty about what common core state standards will mean for states and local school districts as well as what steps are critical for successful implementation. Through this meeting, CSG will facilitate a discussion of the issues associated with adoption and implementation in your state helping you in your future decision making.
As a policymaker, you are an important part of this dialogue. We encourage your attendance and invite you to participate in this discussion.
The goals of this policy workshop are to:

Presenters:

Lucille Davy, Senior Advisor
James B. Hunt, Jr. Institute for Educational Leadership and Policy
Lucille Davy is senior advisor for the Hunt Institute for Educational Leadership and Policy, focusing on the Common Core State Standards Initiative.  Most recently, she served as New Jersey’s Commissioner of Education, a position she held since 2005.  Under her leadership, the department revised high school graduation requirements and core curriculum standards, childhood education programs, implemented standards for pre-service teacher preparation programs and created school-based professional learning communities and teacher leadership models.  Previously, she was special counsel for education policy to the New Jersey governor.
Davy graduated from Seton Hall University with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and holds a J.D. from the University of Notre Dame Law School.  She is also a New Jersey certified math teacher and has taught mathematics at the secondary and collegiate levels.

 

Agenda

 

2 p.m.            Opening and Introductions
                       Pam Goins, director of Education Policy, The Council of State Governments
2:15 p.m.      Raising Standards and Expectations During a Period of Economic Uncertainty
3 p.m.           What is the Common Core State Standards Initiative and Why is it Important for My State?
3:45 p.m.      Break
4 p.m.           Future Implications for Policymakers
4:30 p.m.      Merits and Potential Challenges of Standards Adoption and Implementation
                       Pam Goins, director of Education Policy, The Council of State Governments
4:50 p.m.     Closing Thoughts                           
                      Pam Goins, director of Education Policy, The Council of State Governments
5 p.m.           Adjourn            

 

 

Resources

Common Core Standards Initiative
www.corestandards.org