Ed Reporter: May 7, 2012
Ed Reporter: May 7, 2012
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Message From EWA's Executive Director
EWA's 65th National Seminar kicks off next week, so it's time to get
excited! We've got big additions to our agenda, starting with Mayor Cory
Booker of Newark, N.J., as lunch speaker on Friday, May 18. Other newly
announced speakers include Deborah Ball, Tony Bryk, Kevin Carey,
Michael Horn, Tom Kane, Lillian Lowery, Ted Mitchell, Andy Porter, Becky
Pringle, Mark Schneider, Jim Shelton, Ron Thorpe, Joe Williams, and
many more. Click here to view the whole agenda. Registration ends at 5 p.m. this coming Wednesday, May 9. Click here for details. Can't wait to see you in Philly!
What Do Studies Say About College Readiness?
Among school reformers and policymakers,
“college readiness” has become a rallying cry. But for all
of the recent buzz about the term, it is difficult to say what it means,
how such readiness might be measured, or what schools might do to
EWA's new research brief delves into the current debates
around, and research into, efforts to ensure that the majority of the
country’s young people receive a K-12 education that truly prepares them
to succeed in college. Click here to read the brief, and be sure to check out our previous briefs on Teacher Effectiveness and School Turnarounds.
EWA Webinar Eyes Community College Tracking Tool
Once relegated to second-class status behind campuses awarding
four-year degrees, community colleges are now in the higher education
EWA members recently got an advance look at a new
digital tool that provides searchable, state-level data on community
college students in five areas: enrollment; developmental education
placement; progress; transfer and completion; and job
Check out the recording of our exclusive webinar, which can be accessed here.
Catch Up With Past
Did you know we have wrap-ups of every EWA seminar and
conference on EWA.org? Stop by our Tips from Past
Events section for links to blog items, videos, and relevant news stories drawn
from events like our 2011 Teacher
Evaluation Seminar and Higher
Education Seminar. And be sure to stop by our Webinars
page to watch any of our recent online training sessions.