At NCSL's 2013 Fall Forum, held in Washington, D.C., numerous presenters provided legislators and staff with extensive information on topics ranging from the impact of federal budget sequestration on state education budgets to the role of the arts in education. Below you will find PDF copies of the presentations provided by Fall Forum panelists.
If you need additional information, please contact NCSL's Lee Posey or Ben Schaefer.
PISA Plenary Session
The Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) looks at 15-year-old students' achievement in reading, math and science literacy in industrialized countries. It is a much-anticipated measure of how U.S. students compare to their counterparts elsewhere. Hear from Andreas Schleicher of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) on the just-released results of the latest PISA test. A discussion by a distinguished panel on implications for the teaching profession, education reforms in the states and the future of the U.S. workforce follows. Learn what the PISA assessment can tell state policymakers about the impact of education policy changes.
Visit the NCSL resource page on the PISA plenary session for more information by clicking HERE.
The Arts in Education and Job Development
The arts play an important role in shaping the lives and development of future generations and spurring the creativity it takes for a multi-skilled workforce. Learn about the innovative role the arts play in education and job development.
Jay Dick, Americans for the Arts PDF Presentation
Senator Richard Cohen, Minnesota PDF Presentation
Ron Cowell, The Education Policy and Leadership Center PDF Presentation
Education Committee Business Meeting & Federal Updates
Consider resolutions or directives presented in advance of the meeting. Receive updates on federal legislative or regulatory activities that impact states and discuss how to move forward on a state agenda on education issues in the current climate in D.C.
Lee Posey, Senior Committee Director, NCSL Education Committee PDF Presentation
The Impact of Federal Budget Sequestration on State Education Budgets
Examine how reductions in federal funding required under the Budget Control Act have impacted and will continue to impact state education budgets.
Jason Delisle, New America Foundation PDF Presentation
Jocelyn Bissonnette, National Association of Federally Impacted Schools PDF Presentation