Leveraging Federal Stimulus Money for Education Monday, April 27, 2009 10:30am – 11:45am PDT Conference #: 800-240-3895 Ac...
Agenda <ul><li>Welcome and Introductions  -- Kate Dickson, Foundations for a  Better Oregon </li></ul><ul><li>American Rec...
Today’s Participants <ul><li>Susan Castillo State Superintendent, ODE </li></ul><ul><li>Judy Wurtzel U.S. Department of Ed...
Today’s Participants (continued) <ul><li>Phil Weilerstein National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance </li></ul>...
Presentation to Foundations for a Better Oregon Judy Wurtzel, Advisor / Consultant to the Secretary U.S. Department of Edu...
Saving and Creating Jobs and Reforming Education “ In a global economy where the most valuable skill you can sell is your ...
Guiding Principles
Advance Core Reforms: Assurances
$44 Billion Released in April 2009 <ul><li>State Stabilization – $32.5 billion (67% based on approvable application) </li>...
Additional $49 Billion Becomes Available Later in 2009 <ul><li>Pell & Work Study – $17.3 billion (100%) </li></ul><ul><li>...
SFSF Incentive Fund: “Race to Top” and “Invest in What Works and Innovation” <ul><li>“ Race to the Top” – $4.35 billion co...
Saving and Creating Jobs and Reforming Education “ Now we have a choice—all of us—to get serious about education reform, t...
Accountability and Transparency <ul><li>All ARRA funds must be tracked separately with the following reporting requirement...
Proposed Metrics: Show How Schools Perform, Help Schools Improve (1 of 5) <ul><li>Overview of approach </li></ul><ul><ul><...
Data Metrics: Show How Schools Perform,  Help Schools Improve (2 of 5) <ul><li>Teacher effectiveness and ensuring that all...
Data Metrics: Show How Schools Perform,  Help Schools Improve (3 of 5) <ul><li>Higher standards and rigorous assessments t...
Data Metrics: Show How Schools Perform,  Help Schools Improve (4 of 5) <ul><li>Intensive support, effective interventions,...
Data Metrics: Show How Schools Perform,  Help Schools Improve (5 of 5) <ul><li>Better information to educators and the pub...
Opportunities to Drive Results:  State Level <ul><li>Governor and Chief set vision, policy context, and provide support  <...
Opportunities to Drive Results: District Level  <ul><li>Most ARRA funds flow directly to districts by formula </li></ul><u...
Opportunities to Drive Results: School Level  <ul><li>Significant new resources at school-level, especially highest povert...
Potential Uses of ARRA Funds to Drive  Long-Term Educational Reform and Improvement <ul><li>Will the proposed use of ARRA ...
Potential Uses of ARRA Funds to Drive  Long-Term Educational Reform and Improvement  (1 of 5) <ul><li>Developing rigorous ...
Potential Uses of ARRA Funds to Drive  Long-Term Educational Reform and Improvement  (2 of 5) <ul><li>Improving teacher ef...
Potential Uses of ARRA Funds to Drive  Long-Term Educational Reform and Improvement  (3 of 5) <ul><li>Establishing data sy...
Potential Uses of ARRA Funds to Drive  Long-Term Educational Reform and Improvement  (4 of 5) <ul><li>Turning around low-p...
Potential Uses of ARRA Funds to Drive  Long-Term Educational Reform and Improvement  (5 of 5) <ul><li>Improving results fo...
Foundation Roles <ul><li>Convening and partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>Public policy and communication </li></ul><ul><li>Ca...
Saving and Creating Jobs and Reforming Education “ America’s economic security tomorrow is directly tied to the quality of...
More Information <ul><li>ARRA Resources and Guidance:  http://www.ed.gov/policy/gen/leg/recovery/index.html#appsSFSF </li>...
SAVING AND CREATING JOBS AND REFORMING EDUCATION Susan Castillo, Superintendent of Public Instruction Oregon Department of...
Historic, One-time Investment <ul><li>Over $100 billion education investment  </li></ul><ul><li>Historic opportunity to st...
Guiding Principles
Advance Core Reforms: Assurances
Formula Competitive
Expected Implementation Timeline <ul><ul><li>The Department of Education is expected to release Recovery Act funds in thre...
Oregon Impact <ul><li>State Fiscal Stabilization Fund </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$570,246,373: 81.8% to K-20 </li></ul></ul><ul...
Short-term Investments that Produce Lasting Results; Avoid “The Cliff”   <ul><li>Maximize short-term investments with last...
State Fiscal Stabilization Fund for Education: Uses of Funds <ul><li>Education funds for elementary and secondary must run...
State Fiscal Stabilization Fund for Education: Uses of Funds <ul><li>Prohibited Uses: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Maintenance Co...
A Rare Opportunity <ul><li>How can additional Title I and IDEA funds be used to build system capacity for addressing the i...
SFSF Incentive Fund:  “Race to Top” and “Invest in What Works and Innovation” <ul><li>“ Race to the Top”- $4.35 billion co...
Four Core Reforms <ul><li>Rigorous Standards for All Linked to College and Work Force Readiness </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Prof...
Four Core Reforms <ul><li>High Quality Teachers in Every School </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Preparation for proficiency-based in...
<ul><li>Longitudinal Data Systems </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How can the use of Growth Measures enhance system capacity to focu...
<ul><li>Schools in Need of Improvement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What strategies are effective in assisting schools in focusin...
Accountability and Transparency <ul><li>All ARRA funds must be tracked separately </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Quarterly reports ...
The Latest Information <ul><li>ODE has established a Stimulus website that is updated regularly </li></ul><ul><li>http://s...
Foundation Roles Dr. Tom Carroll, President, NCTAF <ul><li>Convening and partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>Public policy and ...
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April 27, 2009 F B O Webinar

  1. 1. Leveraging Federal Stimulus Money for Education Monday, April 27, 2009 10:30am – 11:45am PDT Conference #: 800-240-3895 Access Code: 7609
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Welcome and Introductions -- Kate Dickson, Foundations for a Better Oregon </li></ul><ul><li>American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA) -- Judy Wurtzel, Advisor to the Secretary, U.S. Department of Education </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Q & A </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Oregon’s Agenda – Dr. Susan Castillo, Superintendent of Public Instruction, Oregon Department of Education </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Q & A </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Important Roles for Foundations –Tom Carroll, President, National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future (NCTAF) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Q & A </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Today’s Participants <ul><li>Susan Castillo State Superintendent, ODE </li></ul><ul><li>Judy Wurtzel U.S. Department of Education </li></ul><ul><li>Cynthia Addams Collins Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>Ginny Cornyn Cornyn Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>Diane Tutch Diane Tutch Management Consultant </li></ul><ul><li>Carol Dalu Ford Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>Patricia Rau Goodman Family Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>Chris Tebben Grantmakers for Education </li></ul><ul><li>John Branam Grantmakers for Education </li></ul><ul><li>Barbara Dibs Grantmakers for Education </li></ul><ul><li>DeL'Aurore Kyly Grantmakers for Education </li></ul><ul><li>Bruce Kelley Kelley Family Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>Linda Warren Knowledge Learning Corp. </li></ul><ul><li>Julia Novy-Hildesley Lemelson Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>Jill Tucker Lemelson Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>Peggy Reid Lemelson Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>Doug Stamm Meyer Memorial Trust </li></ul><ul><li>Sue Levin Meyer Memorial Trust </li></ul><ul><li>Chuck Putney Miller Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>Alice McCartor Miller Foundation </li></ul>
  4. 4. Today’s Participants (continued) <ul><li>Phil Weilerstein National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance </li></ul><ul><li>Mary Louise McClintock Oregon Community Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>Laura Utman Oregon Community Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>Nell Walkley Oregon Community Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>Melissa Durham Oregon Community Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>Belle Cantor Oregon Community Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>Pat Burke Oregon Community Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>Tara Siegman Oregon Community Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>Jennesa Datema Oregon Community Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>Scott Gibson Oregon Community Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>Kathleen Cornett Oregon Community Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>Linda Weisel Oregon Community Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>Carol Reed PGE Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>Christy Stockton </li></ul><ul><li>Karen Smith NCTAF </li></ul><ul><li>Tom Carroll NCTAF </li></ul><ul><li>Merry Ann Moore FBO/Chalkboard </li></ul><ul><li>Kate Dickson FBO/Chalkboard </li></ul><ul><li>Kylie Grunow FBO/Chalkboard </li></ul><ul><li>Matt Kinshella FBO/Chalkboard </li></ul>
  5. 5. Presentation to Foundations for a Better Oregon Judy Wurtzel, Advisor / Consultant to the Secretary U.S. Department of Education April 27, 2009
  6. 6. Saving and Creating Jobs and Reforming Education “ In a global economy where the most valuable skill you can sell is your knowledge, a good education is no longer just a pathway to opportunity—it is a pre-requisite. The countries that out-teach us today will out-compete us tomorrow.” - President Barack Obama, February 24, 2009
  7. 7. Guiding Principles
  8. 8. Advance Core Reforms: Assurances
  9. 9. $44 Billion Released in April 2009 <ul><li>State Stabilization – $32.5 billion (67% based on approvable application) </li></ul><ul><li>Released April 1 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>IDEA, Parts B & C – $6.1 billion (50%) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Title I, Part A – $5 billion (50%) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vocational Rehabilitation – $270 million (50%) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Independent Living – $52.5 million (100% of formula monies; $87.5 million in competitive grants to follow) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Released April 10 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Homeless Youth – $70 million (100%) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Impact Aid – $40 million (100% of formula monies; $60 million in competitive grants to follow) </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Additional $49 Billion Becomes Available Later in 2009 <ul><li>Pell & Work Study – $17.3 billion (100%) </li></ul><ul><li>State Stabilization – $16.1 billion (33%) </li></ul><ul><li>IDEA , Parts B & C – $6.1 billion (50%)  </li></ul><ul><li>Title I, Part A – $5 billion (50%) </li></ul><ul><li>Title I School Improvement – $3 billion (100%) </li></ul><ul><li>Enhancing Education through Technology – $650 million (100%) </li></ul><ul><li>Vocational Rehabilitation – $270 million (50%) </li></ul><ul><li>Statewide Data Systems – $250 million (100%) </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher Incentive Fund – $200 million (100%) </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher Quality Enhancement – $100 million (100%) </li></ul>
  11. 11. SFSF Incentive Fund: “Race to Top” and “Invest in What Works and Innovation” <ul><li>“ Race to the Top” – $4.35 billion competitive grants to States making most progress toward the assurances </li></ul><ul><li>“ Investing in What Works and Innovation” – $650 million competitive grants to LEAs and non-profits that have made significant gains in closing achievement gaps to be models of best practices </li></ul><ul><li>2010 grant awards will be made in two rounds – late 2009, 2010 </li></ul>
  12. 12. Saving and Creating Jobs and Reforming Education “ Now we have a choice—all of us—to get serious about education reform, to be honest with ourselves about what is and isn’t working. It starts by exposing the good, the bad, and the ugly—by celebrating what is right and good and successful—and by having the courage to change what is wrong for kids, for schools and for our future.” - Secretary Arne Duncan, April 24, 2009
  13. 13. Accountability and Transparency <ul><li>All ARRA funds must be tracked separately with the following reporting requirements: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Quarterly reports on financial information and how funds are being used </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Estimated number of jobs created </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recipients must report information on sub-recipients </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Reporting procedures being developed for use by states to capture required information </li></ul><ul><li>Transparency allows opportunity to quantify/define goals and mobilize support for improving results for all students </li></ul>
  14. 14. Proposed Metrics: Show How Schools Perform, Help Schools Improve (1 of 5) <ul><li>Overview of approach </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Specific data metrics required on the four assurances </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transparency on state progress toward reforms will drive conversations and action </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Metrics available for public comment in the Federal Register </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In application for phase two stabilization funds, states will provide plan for collecting and reporting these data </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Data Metrics: Show How Schools Perform, Help Schools Improve (2 of 5) <ul><li>Teacher effectiveness and ensuring that all schools have highly qualified teachers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Number and % of teachers in the highest-poverty and lowest-poverty schools in the state who are highly qualified </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Number and % of teachers and principals rated at each performance level in each LEA’s teacher evaluation system </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Number and % of LEA teacher and principal evaluation systems that require evidence of student achievement outcomes </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Data Metrics: Show How Schools Perform, Help Schools Improve (3 of 5) <ul><li>Higher standards and rigorous assessments that will improve both teaching and learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Most recent math and reading NAEP scores </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Action steps to improve assessments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Valid, reliable measures for ELLs and students with disabilities test in math and English Language Arts (ELA) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>% of ELLs and students with disabilities tested in math and ELA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Number and % of students who graduate and complete one year of college </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Data Metrics: Show How Schools Perform, Help Schools Improve (4 of 5) <ul><li>Intensive support, effective interventions, and improved student achievement in schools that need it the most </li></ul><ul><li>For schools in restructuring status: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Number of schools that demonstrated substantial gains in achievement, closed, or consolidated </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Number of schools initially in the bottom 5% that demonstrated substantial gains in student achievement, closed, or consolidated </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Number and % of schools that have made progress in math and ELA </li></ul></ul><ul><li>For charter schools: Number operating, number closed down for academic reasons, and presence of charter caps </li></ul>
  18. 18. Data Metrics: Show How Schools Perform, Help Schools Improve (5 of 5) <ul><li>Better information to educators and the public, to address the individual needs of students and improve teacher performance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Statewide data system includes elements of America COMPETES Act </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All teachers in math and ELA in tested grades receive timely data and estimates of individual teacher impact on student achievement to inform instruction </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Opportunities to Drive Results: State Level <ul><li>Governor and Chief set vision, policy context, and provide support </li></ul><ul><li>Advance core reforms </li></ul><ul><li>Reporting, transparency, and accountability </li></ul><ul><li>Race to the Top </li></ul><ul><li>Other ARRA grants: SFSF for Government Uses, Ed Tech, Title I School Improvement, State Data Systems, Teacher Incentive Fund </li></ul>
  20. 20. Opportunities to Drive Results: District Level <ul><li>Most ARRA funds flow directly to districts by formula </li></ul><ul><li>Significant flexibility on use </li></ul><ul><li>Support schools in effective use of funds </li></ul><ul><li>Invest in What Works Innovation fund </li></ul><ul><li>Reporting, transparency, and accountability </li></ul>
  21. 21. Opportunities to Drive Results: School Level <ul><li>Significant new resources at school-level, especially highest poverty schools </li></ul><ul><li>Flexibility to apply ARRA funds to highest priority strategies and drive improved results </li></ul><ul><li>Target persistently low performing schools for intensive support and intervention </li></ul><ul><li>Reporting, transparency, and accountability </li></ul>
  22. 22. Potential Uses of ARRA Funds to Drive Long-Term Educational Reform and Improvement <ul><li>Will the proposed use of ARRA funds: </li></ul><ul><li>Drive results for students? </li></ul><ul><li>Increase capacity? </li></ul><ul><li>Accelerate reform? </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid the funding “cliff” and improve longer-term productivity? </li></ul><ul><li>Foster continuous improvement? </li></ul>
  23. 23. Potential Uses of ARRA Funds to Drive Long-Term Educational Reform and Improvement (1 of 5) <ul><li>Developing rigorous standards and high-quality assessments </li></ul><ul><li>Increase student participation in rigorous college and career courses </li></ul><ul><li>Develop and adopt valid and reliable formative assessment systems </li></ul><ul><li>Purchase or adapt high quality curriculum aligned to standards with embedded assessments </li></ul>
  24. 24. Potential Uses of ARRA Funds to Drive Long-Term Educational Reform and Improvement (2 of 5) <ul><li>Improving teacher effectiveness and equitable distribution of highly qualified teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Restructure personnel procedures to improve teacher quality and fill hard-to-staff positions </li></ul><ul><li>Redesign professional development and train effective teachers as great coaches and mentors </li></ul><ul><li>Establish and implement a fair and reliable teacher evaluation system </li></ul>
  25. 25. Potential Uses of ARRA Funds to Drive Long-Term Educational Reform and Improvement (3 of 5) <ul><li>Establishing data systems and using data for improvement </li></ul><ul><li>Develop or enhance data systems that provide teachers information on student progress </li></ul><ul><li>Train educators to use data for decision-making to improve instruction </li></ul><ul><li>Implement online Individual Education Program (IEP) aligned to standards </li></ul>
  26. 26. Potential Uses of ARRA Funds to Drive Long-Term Educational Reform and Improvement (4 of 5) <ul><li>Turning around low-performing schools </li></ul><ul><li>Close and re-open schools with new leadership and staff, new instructional programs, and expanded learning time </li></ul><ul><li>Create summer programs and 9 th grade academies so that students are equipped to succeed in algebra and college-preparatory classes </li></ul><ul><li>Launch a comprehensive literacy program </li></ul>
  27. 27. Potential Uses of ARRA Funds to Drive Long-Term Educational Reform and Improvement (5 of 5) <ul><li>Improving results for all students </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthen early learning programs </li></ul><ul><li>Use technology to improve teaching and learning </li></ul><ul><li>Increase student awareness of college and career options and transition supports </li></ul><ul><li>Invest in school modernization that advances up-to-date science labs, energy efficiency, community, and early childhood facilities </li></ul>
  28. 28. Foundation Roles <ul><li>Convening and partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>Public policy and communication </li></ul><ul><li>Capacity building </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge development </li></ul><ul><li>Assurances </li></ul><ul><li>ARRA formula funds </li></ul><ul><li>Race to the Top, Invest in What Works and Innovation Fund, Teacher Incentive Fund, etc . . . </li></ul>
  29. 29. Saving and Creating Jobs and Reforming Education “ America’s economic security tomorrow is directly tied to the quality of education we provide today. This is our task. This is our challenge. Now let’s get to work.” - Secretary Arne Duncan, March 20, 2009
  30. 30. More Information <ul><li>ARRA Resources and Guidance: http://www.ed.gov/policy/gen/leg/recovery/index.html#appsSFSF </li></ul><ul><li>SFSF Questions: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>IDEA Questions: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Title I Questions: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Inspector General Questions: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Independent Living and Vocational Rehabilitation Questions: [email_address] </li></ul>
  31. 31. SAVING AND CREATING JOBS AND REFORMING EDUCATION Susan Castillo, Superintendent of Public Instruction Oregon Department of Education The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act:
  32. 32. Historic, One-time Investment <ul><li>Over $100 billion education investment </li></ul><ul><li>Historic opportunity to stimulate economy and improve education </li></ul><ul><li>Success depends on leadership, judgment, coordination, and communication </li></ul>
  33. 33. Guiding Principles
  34. 34. Advance Core Reforms: Assurances
  35. 35. Formula Competitive
  36. 36. Expected Implementation Timeline <ul><ul><li>The Department of Education is expected to release Recovery Act funds in three general phases: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Phase I </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Distribution of the State Fiscal Stabilization Fund will be the first funds distributed to states within 2weeks of submission of applications filed by Governors. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Phase II </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Distribution of Categorical Grant funding for existing programs, such as, Title I-A, IDEA, McKinney-Vento Homeless program, and Title IId instructional technology will follow release of the State Fiscal Stabilization Fund . </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Phase III </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Funding for Competitive Grants , including the new state Race to the Top innovation grants and What Works incentive grant programs will likely be distributed later in the implementation process based on program criteria to be developed by the Department. </li></ul></ul></ul>The Department of Education is moving rapidly to implement the Recovery Act, beginning with the state fiscal stabilization fund.
  37. 37. Oregon Impact <ul><li>State Fiscal Stabilization Fund </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$570,246,373: 81.8% to K-20 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$115.4M in 2008-09 rebalance for K-12 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Remainder distributed in 09-11 biennium </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Categorical Grants </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Title I $93.8M and $31.6M School Improvement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IDEA $129M Part B; $7M early special education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Homeless $1.5M </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology $6.1M </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Competitive Grants </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Race to the Top - What Works Innovation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher Incentive Fund - Longitudinal Data Systems </li></ul></ul>
  38. 38. Short-term Investments that Produce Lasting Results; Avoid “The Cliff” <ul><li>Maximize short-term investments with lasting results for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>teacher, school, and district capacity for improvement </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Minimize unsustainable ongoing commitments </li></ul><ul><li>Integrate coherent improvement strategies that are aligned with the core reform goals </li></ul>
  39. 39. State Fiscal Stabilization Fund for Education: Uses of Funds <ul><li>Education funds for elementary and secondary must run through State’s primary funding formulae </li></ul><ul><li>LEAs may use funds for any activity authorized under ESEA, IDEA, Adult Ed, or Perkins, including modernization of school facilities and salaries to avoid teacher layoffs </li></ul><ul><li>LEAs encouraged to use funds for activities that advance progress on the assurances and drive lasting results without unsustainable recurring costs </li></ul>
  40. 40. State Fiscal Stabilization Fund for Education: Uses of Funds <ul><li>Prohibited Uses: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Maintenance Costs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Purchase or Upgrade of Vehicles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Athletic Stadiums or other Facilities that Charge Admission to the Public </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Any Building that is Not Used for Services to Children, such as, Separate Administration Buildings, Shops or Warehouses. </li></ul></ul>
  41. 41. A Rare Opportunity <ul><li>How can additional Title I and IDEA funds be used to build system capacity for addressing the instructional core and equity? </li></ul><ul><li>How can Districts and the State demonstrate decision making that is consistent with the principles of the centrality of the instructional core and equity? Intention. </li></ul><ul><li>How do we demonstrate “Resourceful Leadership” and strategic thinking with these resources? </li></ul>
  42. 42. SFSF Incentive Fund: “Race to Top” and “Invest in What Works and Innovation” <ul><li>“ Race to the Top”- $4.35 billion competitive grants to States making most progress toward the assurances </li></ul><ul><li>“ Investing in What Works and Innovation” - $650 million competitive grants to LEAs and non-profits that have made significant gains in closing achievement gaps to be models of best practices </li></ul><ul><li>2010 grant awards will be made in two rounds - late Fall 2009, Summer 2010 </li></ul>
  43. 43. Four Core Reforms <ul><li>Rigorous Standards for All Linked to College and Work Force Readiness </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Proficiency-based instruction and diploma </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>System alignment PK-12 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Access to rigorous content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What does “college-ready” look like and how will it be assessed </li></ul></ul>
  44. 44. Four Core Reforms <ul><li>High Quality Teachers in Every School </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Preparation for proficiency-based instruction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Response to diversity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher assignments to high need schools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Intentional assignment of resources to support teacher preparation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>University partnerships to sustain teacher preparation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>High quality professional development </li></ul></ul>
  45. 45. <ul><li>Longitudinal Data Systems </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How can the use of Growth Measures enhance system capacity to focus on the instructional core and equity? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How can data be used across the entire system to link K-12 to colleges and universities? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How do we design feedback loops to guide and inform the rigor and effectiveness of instruction. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How do we enhance the usefulness of data to teachers and parents? </li></ul></ul>Four Core Reforms
  46. 46. <ul><li>Schools in Need of Improvement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What strategies are effective in assisting schools in focusing on the instructional core and equity? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How do we identify and expand the use of evidence-based best practices? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How do we build district and regional capacity to support ongoing school improvement strategies? </li></ul></ul>Four Core Reforms
  47. 47. Accountability and Transparency <ul><li>All ARRA funds must be tracked separately </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Quarterly reports on both financial information and how funds are being used </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Estimated number of jobs created </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Subcontracts and sub-grants required to comply with the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Reporting template being developed for use by States to capture required information </li></ul><ul><li>Transparency allows opportunity to quantify/define goals and mobilize support for improving results for all students </li></ul>
  48. 48. The Latest Information <ul><li>ODE has established a Stimulus website that is updated regularly </li></ul><ul><li>http://stimulus.k12partners.org </li></ul><ul><li>State has established a stimulus website that is updated regularly </li></ul><ul><li>http://oregon.gov/recovery/ </li></ul>
  49. 49. Foundation Roles Dr. Tom Carroll, President, NCTAF <ul><li>Convening and partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>Public policy and communication </li></ul><ul><li>Capacity building </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge development </li></ul><ul><li>Assurances </li></ul><ul><li>ARRA formula funds </li></ul><ul><li>Race to the Top, Invest in What Works and Innovation Fund, Teacher Incentive Fund, etc. . . </li></ul>

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