Since 2010, a total of six resolutions of support for the New England Secondary School Consortium and its mission and policy objectives have been drafted, adopted, and signed by legislative bodies, state boards of education, and commissioners of education in Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
POLICY FRAMEWORK RESOLUTION
Drafted and signed by the five commissioners of education and five state board of education chairs in the Consortium member states.
WHEREAS, the states of Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont have forged a regional partnership to strengthen and redesign their secondary schools; and
WHEREAS, the five states have embarked on a comprehensive examination of high-leverage state and local policies aimed at redesigning and dramatically improving student achievement and attainment; and
WHEREAS, the analysis of more than twenty-five candidate policies resulted in unanimous agreement on three critical high-leverage policies; and
WHEREAS, the three policies focus on proficiency-based high school graduation, flexible and personalized learning pathways for students, and a new student-centered accountability system; it is, therefore
OUR COLLECTIVE WILL to support and pursue the adoption and implementation of the New England Secondary School Consortium Policy Framework and its three policies as attached and enumerated.
SO RESOLVED, by the Commissioners of Education and Chairs of the State Boards of Education and Regents of the states of Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
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LEGISLATIVE AND STATE BOARD RESOLUTIONS
Legislative and Board
In 2010, legislators in Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont unanimously passed joint resolutions of support for the New England Secondary School Consortium, a multistate partnership working to foster forward-thinking innovations in the design and delivery of secondary education throughout the region. The five partner states of Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont work together to close persistent achievement gaps, promote greater educational equity and opportunity for all students, and lead their educators into a new era of secondary learning. In addition, the Connecticut State Board of Education also voted unanimously to endorse the same resolution of support.