News in Brief: A National Roundup

Governors Plan Summit on High School Reform

Article Tools
  • PrintPrinter-Friendly
  • EmailEmail Article
  • ReprintReprints

The nation’s governors will meet in February to discuss “the urgent need to improve America’s high schools,” the National Governors Association and the group Achieve announced last week.

Participants at what is being billed as a summit, to be held Feb. 26-27 in Washington, will focus on ensuring that the bar for achievement is high enough to prepare all graduates for college and work, and that all students receive the necessary academic support to meet rigorous graduation standards.

The gathering—which will follow the national education summits held in 1989, 1996, 1999, and 2001—will be co-chaired by Gov. Mark Warner of Virginia and Kerry Killinger, the vice chairman of Achieve and the chief executive officer of Washington Mutual, a Seattle-based financial-services company.

Achieve, based in Washington, is a nonprofit organization created by the governors after their 1996 summit that promotes higher standards and high school reform.

Vol. 24, Issue 09, Page 4

Published in Print: October 27, 2004, as Governors Plan Summit on High School Reform

Back to Top Back to Top

Most Popular Stories





Sponsor Insights

Free Ebook: How to Implement a Coding Program in Schools

Successful Intervention Builds Student Success

Effective Ways to Support Students with Dyslexia

Stop cobbling together your EdTech

Integrate Science and ELA with Informational Text

Can self-efficacy impact growth for ELLs?

Disruptive Tech Integration for Meaningful Learning

Building Community for Social Good

5 Resources on the Power of Interoperability from Unified Edtech

New campaign for UN World Teachers Day

5 Game-Changers in Today’s Digital Learning Platforms

Hiding in Plain Sight - 7 Common Signs of Dyslexia in the Classroom

The research: Reading Benchmark Assessments

Shifting Mindsets: A Guide for Training Paraeducators to Think Differently About Challenging Behavior

All Students Are Language Learners: The Imagine Learning Language Advantage™

Shifting Mindsets: A Guide for Training Paraeducators to Think Differently About Challenging Behavior

How to Support All Students with Equitable Pathways

2019 K-12 Digital Content Report

3-D Learning & Assessment for K–5 Science

Climate Change, LGBTQ Issues, Politics & Race: Instructional Materials for Teaching Complex Topics

Closing the Science Achievement Gap

Evidence-based Coaching: Key Driver(s) of Scalable Improvement District-Wide

Advancing Literacy with Large Print

Research Sheds New Light on the Reading Brain

Tips for Supporting English Learners Through Personalized Approaches

Response to Intervention Centered on Student Learning

The Nonnegotiable Attributes of Effective Feedback

SEE MORE Insights >