Common Standards: A Conversation with State Leaders

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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