2015-2016 Education & Workforce Development Committee


The Education & Workforce Development Committee provides Western lawmakers with a forum to discuss issues relating to education and workforce development. The committee members participate in policy discussions and hear from experts about P-20 education and its relationship to cultivating a strong workforce. Additionally, the Committee shares insights on national education and workforce development programs and initiatives.




Representative Wendy Horman



Senator William Soules

New Mexico


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2016 Annual Meeting


Steve Fleischman, CEO of Education Northwest, will discuss the implications of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) for states. Members will hear from national school finance expert Michael Griffith, of the Education Commission of the States, on the elements of a highquality state school funding formula. Brennan McMahon Parton, of the Data Quality Campaign, will discuss effective state student data systems and the concerns over the use of student data. CSG’s Jennifer Burnett will discuss public, private, and academic partnerships in support of workforce development and will provide committee members with a report describing their state’s academic comparative advantage. The meeting will conclude with individual state reports.




The Federal Every Student Succeeds Act and What it Means for States


The Elements of a High-Quality State School Funding Formula


State Student Data Systems that Work


Triple-Helix: Connecting the Private, Public, and Academic Sectors for Workforce Development





Recent CSG eCademy webinars presented by the Education and Workforce Development Committee


Building Student Capacity Through Competency-Based Education

April 19, 2016


School Accountability Measures for States and Communities

December 1, 2015







2015 Annual Meeting


Click here for the 2015 meeting agenda


Presentation - Sandy Husk, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer, Advancement via Individual Determination


Presentation - Shanette Porter, Ph.D., Senior Research Analyst, University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research


Presentation - Tonette Salazar, State Relations Director AND Micah Wixom, Policy Analyst, Education Commission of the States


Presentation - Julian Vasquez Heilig, Ph.D., Professor, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, California State University, Sacramento


Click here to view the summary for the 2015 meeting.


2014 Annual Meeting


Click here for the 2014 meeting agenda


Presentation - Stephanie Berglund, CEO thread, Alaska’s Child Care Resource and Referral Network


Presentation - Laura Speer, KIDS COUNT


Presentation - Renée Wilson-Simmons, Director, NCCP




For more information on the Education Committee, please contact Jeff Miller by phone (916) 553-4423 or email: jmiller@csg.org