California to Host National K-16 Case Study Discussion

California to Host National K-16 Case Study Discussion

SACRAMENTO, Calif.
California has been selected by both the nationwide organization of State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO) and by the Pathways to College Network as one of the five states to host a national case study to examine the alignment of education from kindergarten through the baccalaureate degree, commonly referred to as K-16.
The California K-16 case study discussion will be jointly co-hosted by the California Postsecondary Education Commission (CPEC) and Governor Gray Davis’ Office of the Secretary for Education and will be held in Sacramento Jan. 24-25, 2002.
At the forum, high-level representatives of national education organizations and other states will be participating in the discussion along with invited representatives from California’s organizations involved in K-16 education programs and initiatives. Participants will exchange information about California’s current and planned K-16 activities aimed at helping students prepare for and succeed in postsecondary education.
“We look forward to hosting these conversations to further improve California’s ability to prepare all students to their fullest potential. California’s K-16 initiatives are a key component of accomplishing that goal,” says Kerry Mazzoni, Gov. Davis’ secretary for education.
Along with California, SHEEO will conduct case studies in Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, and Rhode Island.
The discussions will be supported through grant funding from four U.S. Department of Education programs (GEAR UP, Title II Teacher Quality Enhancement, Preparing Tomorrow’s Teachers to Use Technology, and the National School to Work Office). 



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