Our Work & Focus Areas
Our programs and services are rooted in the answers to three key questions:
- Where is there opportunity or need to advance systemic change aligned with our commitment to improving outcomes for students, adult learners and the workforce while ensuring equity of access to opportunity?
- What issues involve differing viewpoints or a history of contentious debate that would benefit from our particular expertise of helping policymakers and stakeholders find common ground to address complex issues of system or policy change?
- Can our organization’s and team’s previous work in and out of education and workforce development, our expertise or our network of partners help start, meaningfully contribute to or advance the conversation?
With a focus on opportunities to engage diverse stakeholders and advance system-level change, our partnerships and work falls generally into two categories:
Education or Workforce Programs that include the convening of a variety of stakeholders working to address specific policies or system; and
Direct Support for System Leaders through strategic consulting for senior leaders on change management and policy advancement and direct services including internal and external stakeholder engagement.
In 2023, CFEWP’s partnerships with state leaders and stakeholders are focused on three key areas of education systems:
The Educator Workforce: Systems & Policies to Recruit & Retain Great Teachers
K-12 Career Readiness: Educating for Tomorrow’s Needs & Opportunities
Workforce Development & Alignment: Partnerships for Skill Development to Meet Workforce Needs
Course & Program Access: Role of States & Local Officials Ensuring Equitable Access to Courses & Program
In addition, we will continue to respond to the needs of communities and state leaders through work tailored to local context, events and opportunities, including partnerships that align with the following:
State Vision & Priorities: Developing a shared vision in states & communities for public education broadly, definitions of “student success” and of specific policies or initiatives in workforce development.
State Policies & Systems: Strategic consulting for state leaders in their efforts to engage stakeholders, explore emerging trends and national research and advance system-level change on specific policy areas or initiatives.
Our Focus Areas
CFEWP partners with state and local leaders nationally to help find common higher ground and improve outcomes for kids.