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Recent National Center Reports

The Governance Divide: A Report on a Four-State Study on Improving College Readiness and Success, by Andrea Venezia, Patrick M. Callan, Joni E. Finney, Michael W. Kirst and Michael D. Usdan (September 2005, No. 05-3).

This report identifies and examines four policy levers available to states that are interested in creating sustained K–16 reform: finance, assessments and curricula, accountability and data systems. The report also examines the importance of other factors—such as leadership and state history and culture—in initiating and sustaining K–16 reform.

Measuring Up on College-Level Learning, by Margaret A. Miller and Peter T. Ewell (October 2005 No. 05-8)

In this report, the National Forum on College-Level Learning proposes a model for evaluating and comparing college-level learning on a state-by-state basis, including assessing educational capital. As well as releasing results for five participating states, the National Forum also explores the implications of its project's findings in terms of performance gaps by race and ethnicity and in the education of future teachers.

Also upcoming is a Policy Alert pointing out that a decline in the educational level of the nation's younger workers, especially among racial and ethnic minorities, could lead to their inability to compete in the global marketplace and could depress personal income levels.

Wingspread Conference

In September the National Center sponsored a conference on "State Policy Dimensions of K–16 Reform" at the Wingspread Conference Center in Racine, Wisconsin. The conference brought together representatives of K–12 and postsecondary education, as well as business leaders and others, to discuss state policies that could lead to a smoother student transition from high school to college.

Senior Fellow

William M. Zumeta, a professor of Public Affairs and Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the University of Washington, has joined the National Center staff for a nine-month period as a Senior Fellow. Zumeta has taught at the university since 1985. From 2001 to 2005 he was associate dean of the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs. His research interests focus on higher education finance, worker training policies, and federal policies related to academic science and the education of academic scientists.

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