1. The Opportunity Equation: Gene Wilhoit, Science standards on deck for the Common Core Initiative

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    Gene Wilhoit, Executive Director, Council of Chief State School Officers, talks about developing a framework for science education standards.

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    • Carnegie-IAS Launch Event: Part 4 of 4

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      Part four of the Carnegie Corporation of New York-Institute for Advanced Study Commission on Mathematics & Science Education launch event in Washington, DC on June 10th, 2009. This section includes a panel discussion featuring Ellen Futter, President, American Museum of Natural History and Moderator;The Honorable Donald L. Carcieri, Governor of Rhode Island; Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers and United Federation of Teachers; Norman Francis, President, Xavier University of Louisiana; Uri Treisman, Executive Director, Charles A. Dana Center, The University of Texas at Austin; Lydia Logan, Vice President and Executive Director of the Institute for a Competitive Workforce, U.S. Chamber of Commerce; Carina Wong, Deputy Director, Education, US Programs, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Gene Wilhoit, Executive Director, Council of Chief State School Officers; The Honorable James Hunt, Former Governor of North Carolina; and Wendy Kopp, Founder, Teach for America. The “opportunity equation” means transforming education in the United States so that every student reaches higher levels of mathematics and science learning. The nation’s capacity to innovate for economic growth and the ability of American workers to thrive in the global economy depend on a broad foundation in math and science, as do our hopes for preserving a vibrant democracy and the promise of social mobility for young people that lie at the heart of the American dream.

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      • National Center for Innovation in Education Press Announcement

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        The National Center for Innovation in Education is being established at the University of Kentucky College of Education with funding from two of the country's leading foundations -- the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. The center will be directed by Gene Wilhoit, a former Kentucky Department of Education commissioner who is a highly regarded figure in national education circles. Wilhoit most recently spent six years as director of the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) in Washington D.C. During his tenure at CCSSO, Wilhoit spearheaded the development and adoption by 45 states of the Common Core State Standards. To read more about the center, visit http://uknow.uky.edu/content/foundations-fund-national-education-reform-program-uk.

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        • Common Standards

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          This is the video of a plenary session that took place at the 2009 American Diploma Project Network Leadership Team Meeting on Thursay, Sept. 10, 2009. "Common Standards: A Conversation with State Leaders" was moderated by Michael Cohen, President, Achieve. Panelists were Mitchell Chester, Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Education; Janet Durfee-Hidalgo, Governor's Education Policy Advisor, Rhode Island; Stan Jones, Founding President, National Consortium for College Completion; Dane Linn, Director, Education Division, National Governors Association Center for Best Practices; Eric Smith, Commissioner, Florida Department of Education; and Gene Wilhoit, Executive Director, Council of Chief State School Officers. For more information about the 2009 ADP Network Leadership Team Meeting, go to http://www.achieve.org/adp-network-2009-leadership-team-meeting Technical note: Due to the long length, a broadband connection and sufficient computer memory are needed for quality viewing. It's also recommended that you turn your computer speaker volume on high.

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