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P-16 Alignment Jennifer Dounay Education Commission of the States Presentation to Alaska legislators and educators Anchorage, AK October 9, 2008. About ECS. 50-state education compact est’d 1965 Nonpartisan, nonprofit Serves all state-level education policymakers and their staffs: Governors

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P-16 AlignmentJennifer DounayEducation Commission of the StatesPresentation to Alaska legislators and educatorsAnchorage, AKOctober 9, 2008

about ecs
About ECS
  • 50-state education compact est’d 1965
  • Nonpartisan, nonprofit
  • Serves all state-level education policymakers and their staffs:
    • Governors
    • Legislators
    • State board members
    • State superintendents
    • SHEEOs and higher education boards

Education Commission of the States

what is p 16
What is P-16?
  • It may include a council
  • It can (and should be) more than a council:
    • Data systems
    • Funding mechanisms
    • Ways of thinking
    • Public support
    • Legislation, rulemaking, executive decisionmaking

Education Commission of the States

passing the buck
4-year institutionsPassing the Buck

Middle schools

Elementary schools

Parents

Pre-K programs

High schools

Employers

2-year institutions

Education Commission of the States

ecs database on p 16 p 20 councils
ECS database on P-16/P-20 councils
  • www.ecs.org/P-20
  • Launched in June 2008
  • Featured in Ed. Week’s 2008 Diplomas Count
  • 15 indicators
  • Updates ECS historical information on P-16/P-20

Education Commission of the States

who s lobbying for alignment
Who’s lobbying for alignment?

According to the ECS P-16 database (www.ecs.org/P-20):

  • Govs: 11 states
  • Legislatures: 10 states
  • State boards: 2 states
  • Voluntary efforts: 14 states
  • These have changed over time: GA, IL, MD, NV, others

Education Commission of the States

who s on board
Who’s on Board?
  • Governors (8 councils, w/gov rep on 19 councils)
  • Legislators (19 states)
  • Chiefs
  • SHEEOs, 2-/4-year presidents
  • Business and labor (32 states)
  • Others
  • Ideally, early learning reps (18 states)

Education Commission of the States

p 16 council just starting point
P-16 council just starting point
  • Some councils leverage little change
  • Essential elements to consider:
    • Actors
    • Agenda
    • Appropriation of resources

Education Commission of the States

actors
Actors
  • Goldilocks: Not too big, not too small
  • Early learning
  • Legislative
  • Gubernatorial
  • Business community
  • Clarity re: council mission and roles
  • Meet at least quarterly

Education Commission of the States

agenda
Agenda
  • Not too broad (5 issues or fewer)
  • Specific (not “improving student success”)
  • Something each agency can’t do alone
  • Specific, measurable goals (16 states)
  • Balanced scorecard (Georgia)

Education Commission of the States

georgia s balanced scorecard
Georgia’s Balanced Scorecard

(http://www.usg.edu/p16/resources/PDFs/P-16_Balanced_Score_Card.pdf)

Education Commission of the States

appropriation of resources
Appropriation of resources
  • Financial resources
    • ½ receive leg. $ or have $ built into agency budgets
    • Some receive private funds (AZ, CO, CA)
    • Nebraska: Three levels of support from numerous sources
    • Wyoming: “Sustainability” subcommittee
      • Goal to be funded by gov., fdn. and business support

Education Commission of the States

appropriation of resources ctd
Appropriation of resources (ctd.)
  • Human resources
    • Min. .5 FTE = 21 councils
  • NC: Two-tiered approach
    • Education Cabinet & “Kitchen Cabinet”

Education Commission of the States

jdounay@ecs org 303 299 3689
jdounay@ecs.org303.299.3689

Education Commission of the States