What does America need to do in order to raise the bar for our students, and what we can learn from other countries in this respect? Tom Friedman shares how America’s current trajectory compares to the best examples elsewhere as well as insights about how to move forward and upward.
Tom Friedman, New York Times
Ted Mitchell, NewSchools Venture Fund
The Common Core State Standards aims public education at exactly the right goal: college-and-career readiness for all students. To meet these inspiring and ambitious standards demands transformational changes in teaching and learning. With fewer than two years before the initial administration of Common Core-aligned tests in 2014-15, we hear perspectives from a panel of practitioner leaders and lead standards-author (and 2012 NewSchools Change Agent of the year) David Coleman. Panelists discuss early efforts and lessons learned, talk about the resources that have been most helpful in implementation thus far, and articulate areas most in need of additional R&D from the entrepreneurial sector.
Pat McCarthy, ExxonMobil (Introduction)
David Coleman, The College Board (Moderator)
Ashley Hebda, Educator
John King, New York State Education Department
Brian Pick, DC Public Schools