Last month, SCORE President and CEO Jamie Woodson joined education leaders from 11 states and the District of Columbia at the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, D.C. to discuss education reform implementation. Discussion topics focused on teacher and leader effectiveness initiatives in the context of college- and career-ready standards.

Watch the highlight video from the event and let us know what you think in the comments.

Some excerpts from Jamie’s remarks (found at 0:30 and 3:45):

On Tennessee’s First to the Top reform plan:

 We want to ensure that students are prepared for the global marketplace and so our plan really embodies that. It tries to take the best practices from around the state, region, and county, and really scale those up in meaningful ways.

On students taking ownership of their own education:

For students, [education reform] really changes the conversation…Previously, conversations [about a student’s progress] happened between adults. Adults are now having very interesting conversations with students and it’s increasing the sense of ownership that students have in their own educational progress.