Foreword by Susan Wally
 
Preface: A Message from the Conference Sponsors
 
Acknowledgements
 
Framing the Debate
 
Five Key Issues
 
Moving Forward
 
Appendix: Five Key Issues
 
Equity. Why is K-16 Collaboration Essential to Educational Equity? by Kati Haycock
 
Governance. Governance and the Connection Between Community, Higher Education and Schools, by Ira Harkavy
 
Standards. Bridging the Great Divide Between Secondary Schools and Postsecondary Education, by Michael Kirst and Andrea Venezia
 
Teachers. Improving Teacher Preparation: Research, Practice and Policy Implications, by Arturo Pacheco
 
Community. Inter-Level Educational Collaboration for Civic Capacity Building: The Role of Local Education Funds, by Wendy D. Puriefoy
 
About the Hechinger Institute on Education and the Media
 
About the Institute for Educational Leadership
 
About the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education
 
About the Series: Perspectives in Public Policy
 

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Acknowledgements


We would like to express appreciation to several individuals and groups who made the June 27-28 conference and this report possible. Particular thanks, of course, go to Susan Wally and her colleagues at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation for funding these proceedings and hosting the meeting so graciously at the Foundation's superb Conference Center in Kansas City.

We would like to explicitly acknowledge the wonderful support and enthusiastic cooperation which we received from our co-sponsoring organizations: the National Conference of State Legislatures, the National Governors Association, and the Education Commission of the States.

In particular, we would like to thank Demaree Michelau, policy associate of the education program at the National Conference of State Legislatures. Demi coordinated the complex planning and implementation of the meeting with consummate skill, patience and unflagging good humor.

Finally, our gratitude to writer James Harvey for once again displaying his unique skills in developing multiple, often unfocused discussions into a coherent document that we believe will be useful to a wide range of policymakers and practitioners in both elementary-secondary and postsecondary education.

Patrick M. Callan
The National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education

Gene I. Maeroff
The Hechinger Institute on Education and the Media
Teachers College, Columbia University

Michael D. Usdan
The Institute for Educational Leadership

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