FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 16, 2012) – More than 300 higher education leaders and faculty from 17 states as well as representatives of top educational organizations such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the National Governor’s Association will attend a forum on Common Core Standards (CCS) implementation set in Louisville on Feb. 27-29.
The event grew out of repeated requests from higher education leaders across the country who wanted to learn from Kentucky’s collaborative model in using these new standards to improve college and career readiness.
“Architecture for Implementing the Common Core Standards: Strategies, Partnerships & Progress” will feature Kentucky’s early successes, challenges and next steps on the first day. Cross-sector teams from College Readiness Partnership states (Maine, Massachusetts, Missouri, Oregon, Tennessee and Wisconsin) and additional states will engage in discussions around CCS implementation for the remainder of the conference.
Short list of speakers:
Paul Lingenfelter, President State Higher Education Executive Officers
Gene Wilhoit, Executive Director, Council of Chief State School Officers
Debra Humphreys, VP Public Affairs, Association of American Colleges and Universities
David Conley, Director, Center for Educational Policy Research
Robert King, President, Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education
Phillip Rogers, Executive Director, Education Professional Standards Board
Terry Holliday, Commissioner, Kentucky Department of Education
National organizations represented:
National Governor’s Association
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
National Association of System Heads
Educational Policy Improvement Center
Military Child Education Coalition.
In addition to Kentucky, attendees represent organizations in the following states:
Council on Postsecondary Education
Kentucky Department of Education
Education Professional Standards Board
The College Readiness Partnership, a collaborative of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, the Chief Council of State School Officers and the State Higher Education Executive Officers.