Early Lessons from the Field: District Implementation Efforts

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Adopting standards in a state represents the beginning, not the end, of the process, as the goal is to have content standards that actually impact what happens in the classroom. In order to positively impact student achievement, standards must be not just adopted but implemented. This session will highlight standards implementation efforts in three leading districts and identify early lessons. Jennifer Cheatham, Chief of Instruction, Chicago Public Schools, Illinois MaryEllen Elia, Superintendent, Hillsborough County Schools, Florida Adina Lopatin, Deputy Chief Academic Officer for Performance, New York City Department of Education Moderator: Ross Wiener, Executive Director, Education and Society Program, The Aspen Institute This was part of the annual American Diploma Project (ADP) Network Leadership Team Meeting which took place September 7-8, 2011 in Alexandria, Virginia. The goal of the annual meeting was to give states a significant opportunity to address key challenges and opportunities associated with advancing and sustaining the college- and career-ready policy agenda. More... http://www.achieve.org/adp-network-2011-leadership-team-meeting