ERIC Number: ED528823
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jan
12 for 2012: Issues to Move Education Forward in 2012
Zinth, Jennifer Dounay, Ed.; Christie, Kathy, Ed.
Education Commission of the States (NJ3)
This publication is an ECS (Education Commission of the States) "read of the field," built on its scrutiny of new reports and research, and its analysis of emerging drivers of change. This publication is intended to stimulate thinking around how best to craft the "2.0" of powerful policy across the states. The 12 policy areas highlighted in this report share certain common themes: (1) P-20 in nature: Holding implications for the way individuals do business across the education spectrum, from the early years through postsecondary; (2) High-leverage; and (3) Related to one another: Success in addressing issues in one area (i.e., Common Core State Standards implementation) hold implications for success in other areas (i.e., teacher evaluation). For each of the 12 issues identified, four common threads are addressed: (1) Potential power: Are there wide-reaching implications for getting state-level results?; (2) Biggest challenges; (3) Positive signs; and (4) Further reading. Contents of this publication include: (1) Pre-K: Expanding the focus to P-3 (Karen Schimke and Jennifer Dounay Zinth); (2) K-12 finance: Creating and maintaining efficiency and financial accountability without lowering expectations (Jennifer Dounay Zinth and Mike Griffith); (3) Blended learning: Getting moving. Getting it right. (Jennifer Dounay Zinth); (4) Common Core State Standards: From talking to doing (Jennifer Dounay Zinth); (5) Developing civic engagement in PK-12: State action in the absence of federal funding (Paul Baumann); (6) Teaching quality: Fasten your seatbelts! (Jennifer Dounay Zinth); (7) Rural: Enhancing the potential of education in rural America (Jennifer Dounay Zinth); (8) Data: Access to what teachers and leaders need to improve student outcomes (and the skills to use it) (Jennifer Dounay Zinth); (9) Individualized instruction: Faster. Cheaper. Smarter (Jennifer Dounay Zinth); (10) Performance funding: Building a model without a blueprint? (Matthew Smith); (11) Remedial education: We know more now than we ever have (Matthew Smith); and (12) Credentials of value: Some are better than others (Matthew Smith). Individual articles contain endnotes.
Descriptors: Blended Learning, State Action, State Standards, Individualized Instruction, Credentials, Teacher Effectiveness, Elementary Secondary Education, Rural Areas, Remedial Instruction, Change Strategies, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Efficiency, Accountability, Educational Finance, Citizen Participation, Educational Quality, Instructional Effectiveness, Rural Education, Access to Information, Funding Formulas, Remedial Programs, Educational Development, Educational Planning
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Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States