CO Council on High School/College Relations 2012
(PDF, 1.41MB, 12/12)
PA Commission for Community Colleges 2012 Student Success Forum
(PDF, 537K, 10/12)
2012 NACAC National Conference
2012 ECS National Forum on Education Policy
P-16/P-20 Councils A National Landscape
(PDF, 419K, 4/12)
2011 NACEP National Conference
(PDF, 741K, 10/11)
Oklahoma Legislative Task Force on Achieving Classroom Excellence
(PowerPoint, 205K, 10/09)
Joint Meeting of Utah Board of Regents/State Board
(PowerPoint, 209K, 7/09)
State-Level Concurrent Enrollment Policies
(PowerPoint, 491K, 3/09)
New England Board of Higher Education Conference
(PowerPoint, 870K, 1/09)
ECS/Kauffman Regional Meeting for Heartland/ Midwest
(PowerPoint, 355K, 12/08)
Nevada Dropout Prevention Summit
(PowerPoint, 300K, 11/08)
MIND Research Institute Forum
(PowerPoint, 3MB, 10/08)
Alaska Legislators and Educators: Dropout Prevention
(PowerPoint, 792K, 10/08)
Alaska Legislators and Educators: P-16
(PowerPoint, 432K, 10/08)
Kauffman Math and Science Seminar
(PowerPoint, 5.5MB, 5/08)
New York Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus Weekend
(PowerPoint, 108K, 2/08)
Colorado P-20 Council
(PowerPoint 92K, 2/08)
Nevada P-16 Advisory Council
(PowerPoint, 217K, 12/07)
Colorado Dropout Prevention Summit
(PowerPoint, 540K, 12/07)
ECS 2007 Fall Steering Committee Meeting
(PowerPoint, 222K, 11/07)
Oklahoma Senate Education Committee
(PowerPoint, 977K, 10/07)
ECS 2007 National Forum on Education Policy
(PowerPoint, 319K, 7/07)
Welcome to the Education Commission of the States' High School Database
Why this issue matters
- Establishing a P-16 or P-20 council sets a formal expectation and a venue for collaboration across early learning, K-12 and postsecondary providers.
- Having broad-based participation inclusive of early learning, government, business and other stakeholders helps states reach consensus among all key players impacted by P-16 reform and ensures that recommendations made by the council are heard by the appropriate policymaking authority (state board, commission for higher education, university trustees, legislature, governor, etc.).
- A focused agenda can reduce the likelihood that time and effort will be spent on duplicative efforts.
- Addressing early learning and the "17-20" in P-20 truly addresses the mission of a P-20 council.
- Establishing statistical P-16 or P-20 performance goals, as opposed to more generalized statements of expectation, provide additional focus, accountability and validation for P-16 and P-20 reform efforts.
Why our methodology matters
- Primary resources: ECS draws its information primarily from state statute, rules and regulations, recently enacted legislation, executive orders and other primary source documents.
- For this database: ECS performed an initial search of statutes, regulations and executive orders. However, because many P-16 and P-20 councils are established independently of these means, ECS conducted interviews with and had all data verified by at least one contact in the state (typically a P-16 or P-20 council member or staff member supporting the council).
- We believe that policy helps institutionalize practice.
- Our goal is to document where the underlying authority lies, and where consensus has been strong enough to adopt a common approach.
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Jennifer Dounay Zinth
Director, High School Policy Center and
STEM Policy Center
Use the diagram below to view the components of state-level high school reform, and their relationship to one another.
Please contact Jennifer Dounay Zinth (firstname.lastname@example.org or 303.299.3689) with any questions on the High School Policy Center, or on high school policy and research.