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NEW JERSEY ASSOCIATION OF FEDERAL PROGRAM ADMINISTRATORS SEPTEMBER 11, 2014 ESEA: FLEXIBILITY INSTEAD OF REAUTHORIZATION.

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1 NEW JERSEY ASSOCIATION OF FEDERAL PROGRAM ADMINISTRATORS SEPTEMBER 11, 2014 ESEA: FLEXIBILITY INSTEAD OF REAUTHORIZATION

2 REAUTHORIZATION STATUS Earliest-2017 Efforts to date  June 2013: Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) presents Strengthening America’s Schools Act of 2013  Increased focus on early childhood education  Equity focus  Support for flexibility  Support for great teachers and leaders

3 REAUTHORIZATION STATUS Efforts to date  July 2013: House Education and Workforce Committee approves Student Success Act  Four pillars: 1.Reducing Federal Footprint 2.Supporting Effective Teachers 3.Empowering Parents 4.Restoring Local Control

4 REAUTHORIZATION STATUS Efforts to date  July 2014: Discussion Draft from House Budget Committee: Expanding Opportunity in America  Title I converted to block grant (must serve low-income)  Funds follow children to school of choice  Performance assessments continue  Report cards continue

5 REAUTHORIZATION STATUS Areas of Conflict  Federalism: federal vs. state  Focus: flexibility vs. specific groups  Cost vs. Effectiveness Under Discussion  Linkages: Title I/IDEA: Title I/IDEA/Head Start Obama Administration’s Response  Executive action via waivers

6 ESEA FLEXIBILITY WAIVERS Why :  Support states’ efforts to improve instructional quality and academic achievement When  States invited to apply in 2011  Effective for  Two year approval period ( and )

7 ESEA FLEXIBILITY WAIVERS What  Curriculum  Student achievement  Teacher evaluation Who  43 states with waivers  5 states without waivers (CA, MT, ND, NE, VT)  3 states/jurisdictions under review (BIE, WY, IA)

8 ESEA FLEXIBILITY WAIVERS November 2013: States invited to apply for one-year renewal of waiver  Covers school year  Renewal Application  Must articulate changes from initial waiver application  Must respond to ESEA Flexibility Monitoring findings  More intense review than initial applications  21 states approved between July 2014-September 2014

9 ESEA FLEXIBILITY WAIVERS New Jersey’s Flexibility Extension Request Incorporated responses to USDE’s findings from ESEA Flexibility Waiver monitoring (July 2013) Findings:  Principle 2: Develop and Implement a State-Based System of Differentiated Recognition, Accountability, and Support  Priority Schools  Focus Schools  Other Title I Schools

10 ESEA FLEXIBILITY WAIVERS Status of New Jersey’s Flexibility Extension Request In Progress Pending Issues  Accountability Addendum: Includes graduation rate targets and goal  Interventions for subgroups not meeting graduation rate of 75% or 60%  Other Title I Schools: Level of NJDOE interventions for schools not meeting their progress targets

11 ESEA FLEXIBILITY WAIVERS New Jersey’s Status for Continue implementation of initial flexibility waiver 2014 School and District Progress Targets released end of September/early October  More schools not meeting annual progress targets  First increase in graduation rate target (75%  78%)

12 ESEA: FLEXIBILITY INSTEAD OF REAUTHORIZATION New Jersey Department of Education Office of Supplemental Educational Programs Title I, Part A: Improving The Academic Achievement Of The Disadvantaged N.J.A.C. 6A:15: Bilingual Education Title III: Language Instruction For Limited English Proficient Students And Immigrant Students N.J.A.C: 6A:17: Education Of Homeless Children Title X, Part C: The McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Program Title I, Part C: Education of Migratory Children


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