Capitol Comments

Tim Weldon, education policy analyst, and I had the opportunity to meet with Lt. Governor Garcia, state legislators, department of education officials and postsecondary education leaders to discuss innovative state action through policymaking.  Specific recommendations and opportunities were shared to ensure college- and career-readiness and access to and success in postsecondary education.

During the Joint Committee on Education meeting, we were given the opportunity to share the work of CSG's Deeper Learning Focus...

CSG's Deeper Learning Focus Group is meeting this weekend in Boca Raton, Fla. to discuss financial strategies to implement innovation and transformation in K-12 education.  Members represent school administrators, state legislators, state department of education officials, national education agencies, local boards and state board of education members.

Earlier this month I had the opportunity to present to the Montana Joint Committee on Education.  At the invitation of Senator Llew Jones, I spoke to the House and Senate education committee members on Common Core State Standards implementation efforts and related costs.  Amy Starzynski, a partner at the Washington, D.C,-based EducationCounsel, joined me for the discussion on state efforts and promising policies.

Knowing that states continue to struggle with education budgets, Amy and I shared information on ways to...

Policymakers know America’s educational system must transform to significantly increase the academic achievement of all students. A high-quality education, including content mastery and real world application, is critical to prepare students for college and careers. In order to ensure student success, leaders must tackle these top 5 issues facing states this year.

CSG is hosting the Digital Learning Policy Academy this weekend in Washington, D.C. to focus on personalized education for all students.  State legislators from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina are engaging in discussions on policy levers to allow for learning anywhere and anytime.