June 13, 2014—The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) Education Program hosted an intimate two-day strategy session with 30 state House and Senate Education Committee chairs from around the country on Thursday and Friday for focused discussion on college- and career-ready standards and professional learning systems. Barnett Berry and five teachers from the CTQ Collaboratory were invited to speak at the convening to lend their on-the-ground perspectives and practical expertise to the discussions. The highly accomplished team of teacher leaders included Jessica Keigan (CO), Justin Minkel (AR), Rod Powell (NC), Cheryl Redfield (AZ), and Ali Wright (KY). Between them, these teachers can tout 50 years of combined teaching experience, four National Board certifications, two advanced degrees, a state teacher of year and Milken award, two teacherpreneur appointments, and numerous published pieces in Phi Delta Kappan and Education Week, among other outlets.
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