ASCD Releases 2012 Legislative Agenda and Calls for Whole Child–Based Education Reforms
Alexandria, VA (01/24/12)—Today ASCD released its 2012 Legislative Agenda (PDF) outlining the association’s public policy priorities for the year.
"At no other time has a high-quality education been more crucial to the nation and its children," said David Griffith, ASCD director of public policy. "A quality education is the pathway to a successful future for students and society at large. We believe ASCD's 2012 Legislative Agenda provides a framework for improving education in America."
The legislative agenda, unveiled this morning on Capitol Hill at ASCD's Leadership Institute for Legislative Advocacy, guides the association’s public policy initiatives.
The agenda outlines 10 recommendations for Congress, and highlights include
Requiring states to align accountability, professional evaluation, and reporting systems to include all of the core academic subjects.
Requiring multiple measures of evaluation to determine student proficiency, teacher effectiveness, and school performance.
Establishing a differentiated accountability system so that interventions are commensurate with performance.
Enhancing the effectiveness of school leaders and educators through ongoing professional learning to address students' evolving needs.
ASCD's legislative agenda is developed by its Legislative Committee, a diverse cross section of ASCD members representing the entire spectrum of K–12 educators. View ASCD's 2012 Legislative Agenda (PDF).
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- Katie Test, communications specialist, 1-703-575-5608 or by e-mail.
- Stephen Wakefield, communications director, 1-703-575-5764 or by e-mail.