School to College
Can P-16 Councils Ease the Transition?
June 5, 2008
- Curriculum For Kentucky’s P-16 Council, Quiet Influence Proves BestKentucky was among the first in the nation to bring precollegiate and higher education to the same table through a P-16 council.School & District Management P-16 Councils Bring All Tiers of Education to the TableState-level councils emerge as a popular, if unproven, forum for turning concerns about precollegiate and postsecondary alignment into an achievable agenda.States States Notch Slow, Steady Progress Toward Consistent Graduation GoalsStates are gradually adding rigor to the task of earning a high school diploma. The details vary.Curriculum Arizona Council Carves Out Solid Niche in Rocky GroundOne education issue—high school graduation requirements—may best illustrate the successes of Arizona’s P-20 council and the obstacles that this high-powered panel faces in trying to bridge the gap between the state’s precollegiate and higher education systems.School & District Management Rhode Island Governor Drives Agenda, Raising Questions About SustainabilityThat Rhode Island’s P-16 council can point to palpable progress sets it apart from other states’ councils, some of which don’t seem to exist outside of an organization chart.Curriculum State Councils Vary in Form and FocusTo gain a better understanding of the growing number of groups working to align schooling from early childhood through higher education, the Education Commission of the States has compiled the most comprehensive database on state P-16 and P-20 councils now available.