Education Policy Outlook - October 2011

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Education Policy Outlook - October 2011

  1. 1. Education Policy Outlook John Segota, CAE Director of Advocacy, Standards, & Professional Relations 2011 GATESOL 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” • Budget
  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 – Raise the Bar and Reward Excellence – Promote Innovation and Continuous Improvement
  11. 11. Elementary and Secondary Education Act • HR 2445 - State and Local Flexibility Act • NCLB Waivers • S 1158 - English Learning and Innovation Act
  12. 12. Adult Education• Workforce Investment Act - Senate Draft• Adult Education & Economic Growth Act – HR 2226 - Rep. Ruben Hinojosa (D-TX)• National Adult Education & Family Literacy Week – Sept. 15-16, 2011• Adult Literacy Caucus
  13. 13. Integration & Immigration • Deportation Waivers • Strengthen and Unite Communities with Civics Education and English Skills Act – H.R. 1617 - Rep. Mike Honda (D-CA) • DREAM Act – S. 952 - Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL) – H.R. 3842 - Rep. Howard Berman (D-CA)
  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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