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Expert View: What’s Next With Funding and Common Core

Updates on Legislation, Priorities, and Market Changes

March 27, 2013

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Our experts reviewed the current federal and state funding landscapes and discussed the implications for common core implementation and assessments.

Common Core has moved from a concept to a pending reality. How are districts preparing given the current funding picture, and how might they be finding resources and additional funds for implementation?

Our Expert Panel

Anne Wujcik
Senior Education Research Analyst, MDR

Anne Wujcik has more than 25 years of education and publishing experience. She is a Senior Education Research Analyst in MDR’s Market Research Department and Managing Editor of EdNET News Alert. As a Research Analyst, Anne uses her market experience to inform quantitative and qualitative research projects and also conducts focus groups nationwide. As Managing Editor of EdNET News Alert, Anne is responsible for strategic positioning and content development for the newsletter and news alert services, policy analysis, and tracking education market trends. Anne is also part of the EdNET Insight team, MDR’s research and information service that delivers decision support services to industry leaders.

Anne ran her own consulting firm, helping companies in the education market developing and implementing strategic marketing plans. Anne spent a year as Market Research Director for the Software Publishers Association, now SIIA, and was Director of Research for TALMIS, the leading market research company focused on educational technology use. Anne began her career as an elementary school teacher. She has a master’s degree in early childhood education and supervised early education programs for the state of Georgia.

Geoff Fletcher
Deputy Executive Director, SETDA

Dr. Geoffrey H. Fletcher serves as SETDA Deputy Executive Director. Prior to joining SETDA, Dr. Fletcher was Editorial Director for the Education Group of 1105 Media, Inc., with responsibility for all content of the Education Group, including T.H.E. Journal, Campus Technology, and their web sites and e-newsletters. He also served with the Texas Education Agency (TEA) for 11 years in various positions, including Assistant Commissioner with responsibility for standards and curriculum, the statewide assessment program, educational technology initiatives, textbooks, and professional development. For two years he was responsible for TEA’s information system, including the Public Education Information Management System.