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    Document Summary
    - Report Published -

    House Document No. 6
    PUBLICATION YEAR 2008

    Document Title
    Commonwealth Educational Roundtable

    Author
    Board of Education

    Enabling Authority
    HJR 622 (Regular Session, 2007)

    Executive Summary
    The 2007 General Assembly passed House Joint Resolution 622 requesting the Board of
    Education to establish and regularly convene a Commonwealth Educational Roundtable to
    facilitate the implementation and continuation of efforts to improve and sustain quality
    educational leadership in the Commonwealth's public schools.

    The resolution stipulated that membership should include, but need not be limited to, state
    agency leaders in public and higher education, representatives of educational leadership
    organizations, and other such individuals and organizations as the Board and the
    Superintendent may deem appropriate. In conducting its work, the Roundtable shall, among
    other things, (i) monitor the implementation of revisions to licensure of principals and
    preparation program regulations; (ii) continue to review and evaluate the policy environment
    for educational leadership; (iii) communicate regularly with the Board of Education about any
    relevant findings, with recommendations for any regulatory action; and (iv) provide a forum
    for educational leaders to report the challenges and effects of their work.

    The resolution required that the Board of Education submit to the Division of Legislative
    Automated Systems an executive summary and a report of its progress in meeting the requests
    of this resolution no later than the first day of the 2008 Regular Session of the General
    Assembly. The executive summary and report shall be submitted for publication as a report
    document as provided in the procedures of the Division of Legislative Automated Systems for
    the processing of legislative documents and reports and shall be posted on the General
    Assembly's Web site.

    On behalf of the Board of Education, the president of the Board appointed the Commonwealth
    Educational Roundtable members. Dr. William C. Bosher, Jr., executive director and
    distinguished professor of education and public policy at Virginia Commonwealth University’s
    Education and Policy Institute, serves as chair of the Roundtable.

    The membership of the Roundtable includes deans of colleges and universities, principals, a
    school division central office director, representatives from professional organizations,
    members of the Virginia General Assembly, a member of the Board of Education, the
    executive director of the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, and the
    Superintendent of Public Instruction. The first meeting of the Roundtable was held on
    October 30, 2007, in Richmond, Virginia.