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TESOL Education Policy Update: The View From DC
TESOL Education Policy Update: The View From DC
TESOL Education Policy Update: The View From DC
TESOL Education Policy Update: The View From DC
TESOL Education Policy Update: The View From DC
TESOL Education Policy Update: The View From DC
TESOL Education Policy Update: The View From DC
TESOL Education Policy Update: The View From DC
TESOL Education Policy Update: The View From DC
TESOL Education Policy Update: The View From DC
TESOL Education Policy Update: The View From DC
TESOL Education Policy Update: The View From DC
TESOL Education Policy Update: The View From DC
TESOL Education Policy Update: The View From DC
TESOL Education Policy Update: The View From DC
TESOL Education Policy Update: The View From DC
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TESOL Education Policy Update: The View From DC

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After a rocky first year of the second Obama Administration and 113th Congress, what is the status of education policies such as Race to the Top, No Child Left Behind, and the Workforce Investment …

After a rocky first year of the second Obama Administration and 113th Congress, what is the status of education policies such as Race to the Top, No Child Left Behind, and the Workforce Investment Act? Where do things stand on comprehensive immigration reform? What other issues, such as the Common Core State Standards, are impacting ELLs and the TESOL field? This session will present an overview of the current state of affairs in Washington, DC, and provide an update on national education policy.

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  • 1. TESOL Education Policy Outlook: the View from DC John Segota, CAE Associate Executive Director for Public Policy & Professional Relations 2013 GATESOL Conference
  • 2. Overview •  113th Congress •  Obama Administration •  Education Policy –  ESEA –  WIA –  Immigration –  Common Core
  • 3. 113th Congress •  House of Representatives –  234 Republicans –  201 Democrats •  Senate –  53 Democrats –  45 Republicans –  2 Independents
  • 4. House of Representatives •  Leadership –  Speaker of the House – Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) •  Education and Workforce –  Chairman – Rep. John Kline (R-MN)
  • 5. U.S. Senate •  Leadership –  Majority Leader - Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) •  Health, Education, Labor and Pensions –  Chairman – Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA)
  • 6. U.S. Department of Education •  Deborah Delisle, Assistant Secretary, Elem. & Sec. Ed. •  Brenda Dann-Messier, Assistant Secretary, Voc. & Adult Ed. •  Libia Gil, Assistant Deputy Secretary and Director, OELA
  • 7. Federal Budget •  Continuing Resolution –  HR 2775 •  Sequestration –  Approximately 5% cut
  • 8. Elementary and Secondary Education Act •  S 1094 - Strengthen America Schools Act •  HR 5 – Student Success Act •  S 1158 - English Learning and Innovation Act
  • 9. Elementary and Secondary Education Act •  NCLB Waivers –  42 States + DC and Puerto Rico have been approved •  Flexibility on some provisions of NCLB in exchange for State-developed plans
  • 10. Common Core Standards •  PARCC and Smarter Balanced •  English language proficiency assessment –  ASSETS and ELPA 21 •  Understanding Language Project
  • 11. Higher Education Act •  Last reauthorized in 2008 •  12 Senate hearings •  Title II – Teacher Quality –  State grants –  Partnership grants
  • 12. Adult Education •  Workforce Investment Act Reauthorization –  S. 1356 – Workforce Investment Act of 2013 –  HR 803 – Supporting Knowledge and Investing in Lifelong Skills (“SKILLS”) Act –  HR 798 – Workforce Investment Act of 2013
  • 13. Adult Education •  Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) –  Sponsored by Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) –  24 countries –  Results released October 2013 –  Webcast – November 2 @ 1 pm EDT http://www.national-coalition-literacy.org/webcast.html
  • 14. Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals •  Eligibility criteria" •  Application procedure" •  Protection from deportation – 2 years" •  Possible employment authorization" •  Not a pathway to permanent residency or citizenship" "
  • 15. Immigration Reform •  S. 744 – Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act" –  Border Security" –  Pathway to
 citizenship" –  DREAM Act"
  • 16. TESOL International Association http://www.tesol.org E-mail: jsegota@tesol.org Twitter: @JohnSegota SlideShare.net

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