Education Policy Outlook - November 2011

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Education Policy Outlook - November 2011

  1. 1. Education Policy Outlook John Segota, CAE Associate Executive Director for Public Policy & Professional Relations 2011 TexTESOL State Conference
  2. 2. Overview•  112thCongress•  Obama Administration•  Education Policy –  Reform –  ESEA –  WIA –  Immigration•  Advocacy
  3. 3. 112th Congress•  House of Representatives –  240 Republicans –  192 Democrats –  3 Vacancies•  Senate –  53 Democrats* –  47 Republicans
  4. 4. House of Representatives •  Leadership –  Speaker of the House – Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) •  Education and Labor –  Chairman – Rep. John Kline (R-MN)
  5. 5. U.S. Senate •  Leadership –  Majority Leader - Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) •  Health, Education, Labor and Pensions –  Chairman – Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA)
  6. 6. Congressional Focus •  American Jobs Act (AJA) •  Budget Control Act –  “Supercommittee” •  Appropriations –  Ominbus or “minibus”
  7. 7. U.S. Department of Education•  Arne Duncan - Secretary of Education•  Russlynn Ali - Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
  8. 8. U.S. Department of Education•  Rosalinda Barrera, Assistant Secretary, OELA Director•  Brenda Dann-Messler, Assistant Secretary, Vocational and Adult Education
  9. 9. Education Reform•  American Recovery and Reinvestment Act –  Race to the Top Fund –  Enhanced Assessment Grants•  Common Core State Standards initiative
  10. 10. Elementary and Secondary Education Act •  Blueprint for Reform –  College- and Career-Ready Students –  Great Teachers and Leaders in Every School –  Equity and Opportunity for All Students •  ESEA Flexibility
  11. 11. Elementary and Secondary Education Act •  HR 2445 - State and Local Flexibility Act •  Senate Elementary and Secondary Education Reauthorization Act •  English Learning and Innovation Act (S 1158)
  12. 12. Adult Education•  Workforce Investment Act•  Adult Education & Economic Growth Act (H.R. 2226)•  National Adult Education & Family Literacy Week – Sept. 15-16, 2011•  Adult Literacy Caucus
  13. 13. Integration & Immigration •  Deportation Waivers
 •  DREAM Act –  S. 952 / H.R. 3842 •  Strengthen and Unite Communities with Civics Education and English Skills Act (H.R. 1617)
  14. 14. Online Resources•  TESOL’s U.S. Advocacy Action Center –  http://capwiz.com/tesol E-mail: jsegota@tesol.org Twitter: @JohnSegota SlideShare.net

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