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2015 WPS General & Concurrent Session Resources
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2015 WPS
Concurrent Conversations
Briefing Materials & Resources

In preparation for the Washington Policy Seminar (WPS), speakers have provided you with supplementary resources for some sessions. Please note that not all sessions have resources available. View the WPS program.
 
We hope that you will review the briefing materials below, collect your thinking – and, perhaps, generate some questions you want answered.

 

Sunday General Session - Evolution of Federal Education Policy & State Perspectives on the Federal Role in Education 

Fixing Failing Schools - Commonwealth Magazine

Building on 20 Years of Massachusetts Education Reform - Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

 Monday Concurrent Session - The Achievement Gap 

Excellent Educators for Each and Every Child: A Policy Roadmap for Transforming the Teaching and Principal Professions - Coalition for Teaching Quality

Profession-Ready Teachers and Principals for Each and Every Child - Coalition for Teaching Quality

Improving School Climate by Supporting Great Teaching - Alliance for Excellent Education

Building High Quality Early Support Systems for Children and Families: A Guide for State Policy - National Opportunity to Learn Campaign

Partnerships, Not Pushouts - A Guide for School Board Members: Community Partnerships for Student Success - National Opportunity to Learn Campaign

Restorative Practices: Fostering Healthy Relationships & Promoting Positive Discipline in Schools - A Guide for Educators - National Opportunity to Learn Campaign

Excellent Teachers for Each and Every Child: A Guide for State Policy - National Opportunity to Learn Campaign

Addressing the Out-of-School Suspension Crisis: A Policy Guide for School Board Members - National Opportunity to Learn Campaign

Stopping Out-of-School Suspensions: A Guide for State Policy - National Opportunity to Learn Campaign

 

 Wednesday Concurrent Session - Accountability in the Age of Common Core 

Local School Board Members Need Quality Public Information that Informs Decisions, Empowers Action - Data Quality Campaign

You Need Good Information about the Schools in Your Community - Data Quality Campaign

Paving the Path to Success - Data Quality Campaign

Empowering Parents with Data: Ensuring Parents Have Data to Make Informed Choices - Data Quality Campaign

Student Data Principles: 10 Foundational Principles for Using and Safeguarding Students' Personal Information - Data Quality Campaign

 

 Wednesday Concurrent Session - Impact of Elections on State Education Systems 

Recovery Continues, But Competition Is Fierce - Education Policy Center, University of Alabama

A New Way Forward Is Needed to Jump-Start Degree Completion - Education Policy Center, University of Alabama

 

 Wednesday Concurrent Session - Teacher Preparation 

Residency: Can it transform teaching the way it did medicine? - Kappan Magazine

Sustaining the Teaching Profession - New England Journal of Public Policy

Policy Overview - National Board for Professional Teaching Standards

Impact on Student Achievement - National Board for Professional Teaching Standards

Policy Priority 1: Building a Pipeline to Accomplished Teaching and Board Certification - National Board for Professional Teaching Standards

ESEA Recommendations - National Board for Professional Teaching Standards

Comments on Title II proposed regulations on teacher preparation - National Board for Professional Teaching Standards

Excellent Educators for Each and Every Child - Coalition for Teaching Quality

Profession-Ready Teachers and Principals for Each and Every Child - Coalition for Teaching Quality

 

 Wednesday Making Meaning Session for School & Classroom Leaders 

The Power of Community Schools - Annenberg Institute

Community School Teacher brochure - American Federation of Teachers

Teachers Unions and Management Partnerships: How Working Together Improves Student Achievement - Center for American Progress



 


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