ERIC Number: ED508448
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Improving Governance, Leadership, and Learning in New Jersey. State Action for Education Leadership Project (SAELP) Forum, January 28-29, 2003. Field Notes
Bleistein, Stacey, Ed.
Laboratory for Student Success (LSS), The Mid-Atlantic Regional Educational Laboratory
New Jersey is one of fifteen states selected by the Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund to receive a planning and implementation grant for setting a reform agenda for a series of state policies that are designed to improve educational leadership and student learning. Under this grant, the State Action for Education Leadership Project (SAELP) Consortium--a group that represents the governor's office, the state legislature, education associations, the New Jersey Department of Education, higher education, business, the public, and parents--has been meeting for the past 2 years to engage in careful analysis of current educational research, state policies, and thoughtful deliberation that will lead to effective policy recommendations. Educators throughout the country will find this account of the New Jersey SAELP Consortium's approach to addressing the educational governance issue helpful as (a) a guide to approaching governance in their own states and (b) evidence illustrating that voices of educators and stakeholders can effect change. Several forum topics concerning improving governance and conditions for practice were framed so that realistic recommendations could be made while focusing on issues at both the district and school levels. This framework was used as a guide for beginning a dialogue and helping participants to remain focused on the issues that affect New Jersey's goal of improving student learning and achievement. This paper presents a summary of this dialogue and the forum's proceedings.
Descriptors: Grants, Agenda Setting, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Public Policy, Instructional Leadership, Educational Improvement, Academic Achievement, Politics of Education, Program Development, Consortia, State Action, Governance
Laboratory for Student Success (LSS), The Mid-Atlantic Regional Educational Laboratory. Temple University, 1301 Cecil B. Moore Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19122-6091. Tel: 800-892-5550; Fax: 215-204-5130; Web site: http://www.temple.edu/lss
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: Mid-Atlantic Regional Educational Laboratory, Laboratory for Student Success (ED)
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey