TESOL Education Policy Update

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Presentation to the National Council of State Title III Directors Conference - October 30, 2013

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TESOL Education Policy Update

  1. 1. TESOL Education Policy Update John Segota, CAE TESOL International Association http://www.tesol.org National Council of State Title III Directors Conference 29 October 2013
  2. 2. 113th Congress •  House of Representatives –  234  Republicans   –  201  Democrats   •  Senate –  53  Democrats   –  45  Republicans   –  2  Independents  
  3. 3. 113th Congress •  Leadership –  Speaker  of  the  House  –  Rep.  John  Boehner  (R-­‐OH)   •  Education and Workforce –  Chairman  –  Rep.  John  Kline  (R-­‐MN)  
  4. 4. 113th Congress •  Leadership –  Majority  Leader    -­‐  Sen.  Harry  Reid  (D-­‐NV)   •  Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) –  Chairman  –  Sen.  Tom  Harkin  (D-­‐IA)  
  5. 5. President’s FY 2014 Budget* •  Title I - $14.5 billion •  Preschool for All initiative –  $75  billion  over  10  years   –  $750  million  in  discreTonary  Preschool   Development  Grants   •  Title III - $732 million $71 billion total –
 increase of $3 billion from FY2013
  6. 6. President’s FY 2014 Budget* •  K-12 Reform – Teachers and Leaders –  $5  billion  for  RESPECT  grants   –  25%  set-­‐aside  within  EffecTve  Teachers  and   Leaders  State  Grants     –  $98  million  in  the  School  Leadership  Grant   Program   –  $400  million  for  the  Teacher  and  Leader   InnovaTon  Fund     –  $190  million  in  mandatory  funds  for   PresidenTal  Teaching  Fellows    
  7. 7. FY2014 Budget Status •  Continuing Resolution –  HR  2775   –  Jan.  15   •  Sequestration –  Approximately  5%   cut  
  8. 8. ESEA Reauthorization •  HR 5- Student Success Act –  Provides  addiTonal  flexibility  on  Tming  of   tests  in  English   –  Combines  Title  III  into  a  sub-­‐part  of  Title  I   –  Allows  pooling  of  federal  resources   –  Reduce  support  for  teacher  quality   and  professional  development   8 10/30/13 footer
  9. 9. ESEA Reauthorization •  S 1049 – Strengthen America’s Schools Act –  Require  Title  I  schools  to  establish  at  least  4  levels  of   English  language  proficiency  for  ELLs   –  Up  to  5  years  of  language  support  services   –  Increase  to  10%  of  Title  III  funds  for  state  acTviTes   –  English  Language  AcquisiTon  Technology   InnovaTon  Grants   –  Commission  on  Assessment  of   English  Learners   9 10/30/13 footer
  10. 10. Immigration Reform •  S. 744 – Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act! –  Border Security" –  Pathway to
 citizenship" –  DREAM Act"
  11. 11. Other Legislation •  S 1158 - English Learning
 and Innovation Act •  HR 2516 - Providing Resources to Improve Dual Language Education (PRIDE) Act of 2013 •  H.R.1258 - Strengthen & Unite Communities with Civics Education
 and English Development
 (SUCCEED) Act of 2013
  12. 12. Common Core Standards •  •  •  •  •  Issue Brief – February 2013 Convening Report – March 2013 Professional Paper Professional Development Kits New Book Series
  13. 13. John Segota jsegota@tesol.org Twitter: @JohnSegota SlideShare.net

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