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

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

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  • 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. 113th Congress •  House of Representatives –  234  Republicans   –  201  Democrats   •  Senate –  53  Democrats   –  45  Republicans   –  2  Independents  
  • 3. 113th Congress •  Leadership –  Speaker  of  the  House  –  Rep.  John  Boehner  (R-­‐OH)   •  Education and Workforce –  Chairman  –  Rep.  John  Kline  (R-­‐MN)  
  • 4. 113th Congress •  Leadership –  Majority  Leader    -­‐  Sen.  Harry  Reid  (D-­‐NV)   •  Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) –  Chairman  –  Sen.  Tom  Harkin  (D-­‐IA)  
  • 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. 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. FY2014 Budget Status •  Continuing Resolution –  HR  2775   –  Jan.  15   •  Sequestration –  Approximately  5%   cut  
  • 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. 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. Immigration Reform •  S. 744 – Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act! –  Border Security" –  Pathway to
 citizenship" –  DREAM Act"
  • 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. Common Core Standards •  •  •  •  •  Issue Brief – February 2013 Convening Report – March 2013 Professional Paper Professional Development Kits New Book Series
  • 13. John Segota jsegota@tesol.org Twitter: @JohnSegota SlideShare.net

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