States Urged to Coordinate Public-School and College Systems

States should prod their higher-education and public-school systems to share governance over setting curricula, overseeing standards and assessments, and training teachers, several panelists asserted at the annual meeting of the Education Commission of the States here last week.

Educators and policymakers have talked about building connections between the education systems for the past two decades, and a handful of states have taken steps to do so. But states now must create entities