Massie Ritsch<br />U.S. Department of Education<br />ESEA REAUTHORIZATION<br />
Overarching Goal<br />“By 2020, America will once again have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world.”<br...
Overarching Principles<br />Raise the bar for all students. Close the gap.<br />Tight on goals. Loose on means.<br />Foste...
Fiscal Year 2011 Budget<br /><ul><li>Includes a $3 billion increase for programs under ESEA, and an additional $1 billion ...
Lays out a vision for the major themes for ESEA reauthorization: redefining the federal role in PK-12 education to focus l...
Focus on maximizing impact by flexibility in approach, emphasizing competitive funding, accountability for outcomes, and e...
Core Areas for ESEA Reauthorization<br />College- and Career-Ready Students<br />Great Teachers and Great Leaders<br />A C...
       College & Career-Ready Students– Principles<br />NCLB<br />Our Proposal<br />Lowered the bar<br />Because of wrong ...
       College- and Career-Ready Students – Approach<br />Rethinking the federal accountability system<br /><ul><li>Use gr...
Focus on closing achievement gaps.</li></ul>Respond to greatest challenges<br />Provideflexibility for results<br />Recogn...
      Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners<br /><ul><li>Maintain federal support for historically underserved groups.</li...
      A Complete Education<br />Well-Rounded ($265m)<br />Literacy<br />($450m)<br />STEM<br />($300m)<br />Improve low-in...
      Successful, Safe & Healthy Students<br />PromiseNeighborhoods ($210m)<br />Successful, Safe, & Healthy Students ($41...
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  1. 1. Massie Ritsch<br />U.S. Department of Education<br />ESEA REAUTHORIZATION<br />
  2. 2. Overarching Goal<br />“By 2020, America will once again have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world.”<br />President Barack Obama, February 24, 2009<br />Elementary(Grades K-5)<br />Secondary (Grades 6-12)<br />Post-Secondary<br />Early Learning<br />(Birth-grade 3)<br />Goal: All graduates have opportunities for success in the 21st century economy.<br />Goal: All students graduate high school on time prepared for at least one year of post-secondary.<br />Goal: All students enter middle school with foundational skills to tackle advanced subjects.<br />Goal: All kindergarten students arrive ready to learn and remain on track to 4th grade.<br />
  3. 3. Overarching Principles<br />Raise the bar for all students. Close the gap.<br />Tight on goals. Loose on means.<br />Fosterinnovation and reward success.<br />Build on the four assurances.<br />
  4. 4. Fiscal Year 2011 Budget<br /><ul><li>Includes a $3 billion increase for programs under ESEA, and an additional $1 billion contingent on reauthorization – largest increase proposed in the 45-year history of the law.
  5. 5. Lays out a vision for the major themes for ESEA reauthorization: redefining the federal role in PK-12 education to focus less on compliance and more on rewarding success and supporting innovation.
  6. 6. Focus on maximizing impact by flexibility in approach, emphasizing competitive funding, accountability for outcomes, and evidence of results. </li></li></ul><li>Proposed Increases for ESEA Funding<br />$28.0b<br />$25.0b<br />Competitive: $7.8b<br />Competitive: $4.2b<br />Formula: $20.8b<br />Formula: $20.3b<br />Formula - <br />Formula - <br />FY10<br />FY11 Request<br />
  7. 7. Core Areas for ESEA Reauthorization<br />College- and Career-Ready Students<br />Great Teachers and Great Leaders<br />A Complete Education<br />Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners<br />Successful, Safe and Healthy Students<br />Fostering Innovation and Excellence<br />
  8. 8. College & Career-Ready Students– Principles<br />NCLB<br />Our Proposal<br />Lowered the bar<br />Because of wrong incentives<br />Raise the barFocus on college and career readiness<br />Too prescriptive<br />For too many schools<br />Greater flexibilityFor all but lowest-performing & gap schools<br />Too punitive<br />Even where progress is being made<br />Recognize successReward and learn from progress & growth<br />Narrowed curriculum<br />Focusing on tests in math and ELA<br />Well-rounded educationAllow all subjects, fund better tests<br />=<br />Focus on gaps & equity<br />Focus on achievement of all student groups<br />Focus on gaps & equityMaintain focus + appropriate interventions<br />
  9. 9. College- and Career-Ready Students – Approach<br />Rethinking the federal accountability system<br /><ul><li>Use growth and progress to measure schools.
  10. 10. Focus on closing achievement gaps.</li></ul>Respond to greatest challenges<br />Provideflexibility for results<br />Recognize& reward success<br />Schools in bottom 5%<br />Most schools<br />School makinggreatest gains<br />Schools in next 5%<br />Schools meeting all performance targets<br />Achievement gaps<br />Similar differentiation at district and state level<br />
  11. 11. Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners<br /><ul><li>Maintain federal support for historically underserved groups.</li></ul>English Learners<br />Strengthen programs for English learners and support teachers of ELs, including through new competitive funds.<br />All programs<br />Transparency on outcomes.<br />Greater flexibility.<br />Other minor changes to address community concerns or implementation issues.<br />English Learner Education<br />Migrant Education<br />Neglected & Delinquent<br />Indian Education<br />Homeless Education<br />Impact Aid<br />Alaska Native Education<br />Native Hawaiian Education<br />Rural Education<br /><ul><li>Support students with disabilities in IDEA and across ESEA.</li></li></ul><li> Great Teachers and Great Leaders<br />Improve the effectiveness and equitabledistribution of teachers & leaders.<br />Effective Teachers & Leaders ($2.5b)<br />Meaningful evaluations<br />Equitable distribution<br />Preparation& support<br />Flexibilitywith results<br />Teacher & Leader Innovation Fund ($950m)<br />Teacher & LeaderPathways ($405m)<br />Support ambitious reformsin teacher & leader placement, compensation, recognition & advancement.<br />Develop & scale up programs that prepare teachers & leaders to be effective where needed most.<br />
  12. 12. A Complete Education<br />Well-Rounded ($265m)<br />Literacy<br />($450m)<br />STEM<br />($300m)<br />Improve low-income students’ access to well-rounded education in subjects such as history, art, foreign languages, & financial literacy.<br />Improve literacy instruction in high-need districts and schools, aligned with standards that build to college- and career-readiness.<br />Improve STEM instruction in high-need districts and schools, aligned with standards that build to college- and career- readiness.<br />College Pathways & Accelerated Learning ($100m)<br />Improve access to accelerated coursework for students in high-need schools, including early college/dual enrollment, other acceleration & transition activities.<br />
  13. 13. Successful, Safe & Healthy Students<br />PromiseNeighborhoods ($210m)<br />Successful, Safe, & Healthy Students ($410m)<br />21st Century Community Learning Centers ($1.2b)<br />Strengthen community learning centers & support more learning time including:<br /><ul><li>after-school programs;
  14. 14. expanded learning time;
  15. 15. full-service community schools.</li></ul>Implement climate measurement systems to target resources to:<br /><ul><li>improve school safety and strengthen family & student engagement;
  16. 16. improve students’ physical & mental health.</li></ul>Create birth-through-college-and-career-continuum of:<br /><ul><li>effective community services;
  17. 17. strong family supports;
  18. 18. comprehensive education reform.</li></li></ul><li> Fostering Innovation & Excellence<br />Race to the Top ($1.35b)<br />Investing inInnovation ($500m)<br />Encourage States & districts to take on comprehensivesystemic reforms.<br />Spur and scale up promising and proven innovations.<br />Supporting EffectiveCharters ($400m)<br />Promoting PublicSchool Choice ($90m)<br />Magnet Schools Assistance ($110m)<br />Create and expand high-performingcharter & other public autonomous schools. <br />Design and implement comprehensive systems of choice.<br />Support magnets that raise diversity & achievement.<br />
  19. 19. Core Areas for ESEA Reauthorization<br />College- and Career-Ready Students<br />Great Teachers and Great Leaders<br />A Complete Education<br />Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners<br />Successful, Safe and Healthy Students<br />Fostering Innovation and Excellence<br />

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