Kentucky: Council on Postsecondary Education

Council on Postsecondary Education
Common Core Standards forum set next week

Press Release Date:  Friday, February 24, 2012  
Contact Information:  Sue Patrick
Cell: 502-330-6596

Live webcast available for featured sessions

The Council on Postsecondary Education will hold a live webcast of its upcoming conference, “Architecture for Implementing the Common Core Standards: Strategies, Partnerships & Progress,” on February 27-29. The live webcast will expand the reach of the conference by accommodating additional educators and policymakers from Kentucky and around the country.

The actual conference is being held at the Marriott Louisville Downtown Hotel. More than 380 participants from 22 states are expected to attend. Media are also invited.

Live webcast sessions will be available at mms:// See below for the live webcast agenda.

Live webcast agenda:

Monday, February 27
9:00 – 9:20 a.m. (EST) Welcome and Introductions by Dr. Aaron Thompson, Senior Vice President, Academic Affairs, Council on Postsecondary Education
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. (EST) Joint presentation by the Prichard Committee and the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce on public awareness of the Common Core State Standards
6:30 – 7:30 p.m. (EST) Fireside Chat
Terry Holliday, Commissioner, Kentucky Department of Education
Bob King, President, Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education
Phillip Rogers, Executive Director, Education Professional Standards Board
Ken Winters, Chairman, Senate Education Committee
Carl Rollins, Chairman, House Education Committee

Tuesday, February 28
8:00 – 8:50 a.m. (EST) What Would Statewide Collaboration Look Like in a Perfect World?
8:50 -- 9:40 a.m. (EST) What Does It Mean to be College and Career Ready?
9:40 – 10:10 a.m. (EST) Structures for Statewide Communication and Collaboration
12:15 – 1:15 p.m. (EST) Lunch with Governor Steve Beshear
1:15 – 2:00 p.m. (EST) Reflections from CRP State Representatives
3:15 – 4:00 p.m. (EST) Gap Analysis: What Needs to be Done to Implement the Common Core State Standards

Wednesday, February 29
8:00 – 9:00 a.m. (EST) Kentucky Road Map for Common Core State Standards Implementation


The full webcast agenda with session descriptions and presenters can be accessed at

The full conference agenda, including sessions not included in the webcast, can be accessed at

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Last Updated 2/24/2012