ERIC Number: ED445395
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Education Commission of the States Highlights of 1999-2000.
Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.
This report details the activities of the Education Commission of the States (ECS) during 1999-2000. The accomplishments of the ECS are presented in six parts: constituent/state services; information services; conferences, workshops, and other meetings; organizational performance; key issues; and priorities for 2000 and beyond. The highlights of the agency's work include their provision of expert consultation, policy information, and technical assistance to education policy leaders; the completion of a 4-year State Leadership for Learning initiative; an improved annual electronic survey of constituent needs; and the offering of tailored services. The organization also responded to 2,625 information requests, put in place an extensive media strategy for promoting key issues, redesigned its Web site, produced more than 60 new publications, expanded distribution of ECS publications, provided learning and networking opportunities for 570 individuals, raised 5.6 million dollars during FY99, ended FY99 with a small surplus, and completed a national search for a new president. The organization also launched studies or initiatives on community colleges, trends in postsecondary education, early learning, service learning, for-profit institutions, quality teaching, and comprehensive school reform. ECS priorities will include improved leadership in states, school districts, and schools; the transformation of public postsecondary education; and the strengthening of connections between pre-K-12 and postsecondary education. (RJM)
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Educational Improvement, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Formative Evaluation, Partnerships in Education
Full text: http://www.ecs.org.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.