2014 Leaders & Laggards

Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 11:30am
1615 H Street NW
Washington, DC 20062
United States

View the interactive map and report here.

 

Webcast

Webcast will begin 10 minutes before event starts.

 

 

 

#LeadersandLaggards

In 2007, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce launched an effort to dig into national statistics and available rankings of state policy environments to see who the national leaders in educational performance were—and who were the laggards. The resulting report, Leaders and Laggards: A State-by-State Report Card on K-12 Educational Effectiveness, ranked states on important indicators such as rigor of standards and teacher effectiveness. A second iteration of Leaders and Laggards was released in 2009, which focused on the states that led the way in educational innovation. The 2012 Leaders and Laggards report analyzed the public postsecondary education systems across the country.

On September 11, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation will release its latest iteration of the report which will update the 2007 edition, include new metrics, and show changes in student scores over time. Registration will begin at 11:30 a.m. and the event will conclude at 2:30 p.m. 

Legislative employees should consult with the House and Senate ethics office, as appropriate, to determine whether there would be any prohibition on their attendance at this event. Executive branch employees should obtain written permission to attend this event from their designated agency ethics office and should send a copy of the permission to Kathryn Sullivan either by email (ksullivan@uschamber.com) or by fax (202-463-3129) prior to the event.

Agenda

11:30 a.m.

Registration (lunch buffet available)

12:00 p.m.

 

Welcome Remarks and Tennessee Video

  • John McKernan, President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

12:15 p.m.
 

Leaders & Laggards Report

A look at the report through the eyes of the lead researcher and a discussion of the report’s findings with the research team.

  • Frederick M. Hess, Director of Education Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institute
  • Michael Q. McShane, Research Fellow, Education Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institute
  • Cheryl Oldham, Vice President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Center for Education and Workforce

Moderator: Allie Bidwell, education reporter, U.S. News & World Report.

1:15 p.m.

Making It Count, Report Overview

This panel will discuss the potential impact of the report from the business community’s perspective; how the business community could be advocates for greater K–12 outcomes and accountability; and why their involvement is important.

  • Kathy Havens Payne, Senior Director for Education Leadership, State Farm Insurance
  • Balaji Ganapathy, Head of Workforce Effectiveness, Tata Consultancy Services
  • Catherine Glover, President and CEO, Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Industry 

Moderator: Allie Bidwell, education reporter, U.S. News & World Report.

2:15 p.m.

Introduction of the Leaders & Laggards Web Tool

  • Cheryl Oldham, Vice President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Center for Education and Workforce

2:30 p.m.

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See earlier editions of Leaders & Laggards
 
2012 2009 2007