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ERIC Number: ED539203
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jul
Pages: 51
Abstractor: ERIC
Western Region: A Report Identifying and Addressing the Educational Needs
US Department of Education
During a four-week period (May 23, 2011-June 21, 2011), the Western Regional Advisory Committee (RAC) held a series of public meetings to solicit input and deliberate on key educational needs facing the four states in the region--Arizona, California, Nevada, and Utah. A two-day, face-to-face, public meeting was held May 23-24, 2011 in Arlington, Virginia. This was followed by webinars on June 14, 2011 and June 21, 2011. Through these face-to-face and virtual meetings, the Western RAC identified six priority educational needs facing the region and outlined a series of 37 strategies that could be used to meet those needs. The region's six educational needs, as identified by the Western RAC, are: (1) Closing the Achievement Gap; (2) Promoting Effective Instruction; (3) Implementing Common Core State Standards; (4) Building Collaborative Governance and Restructuring Financial Formulas; (5) Improving School Safety, Culture, and Climate; and (6) Preparing for College and Career Readiness. To solicit feedback regarding these needs, the Western RAC developed an outreach plan whereby each committee member sent a standard e-mail to key constituents, directing them to the Western RAC website to post comments regarding the region's education needs. Attached to the e-mail was a one-page needs summary. The outreach plan elicited 38 comments on the RAC website. These comments were used by the committee as it worked to refine the needs and identify strategies for meeting them. This report represents the regional needs assessment of the Regional Advisory Committee for the Western region, which includes Arizona, California, Nevada, and Utah. Appended are: (1) Western Region Educational Profile; (2) Summary of Identified Needs; and (3) Western RAC Website Comments. (Contains 4 figures, 24 tables and 2 footnotes.)
US Department of Education. Available from: ED Pubs. P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Tel: 877-433-7827; Fax: 301-470-1244; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Education (ED)
Identifiers - Location: Arizona; California; Nevada; Utah