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1 International Reading Association Legislative Workhop November 2010 IRA Legislative Workshop November 11 & 12, 2010

2 International Reading Association Legislative Workhop November 2010 Goals Provide participants with background on: Provide participants with background on: US Federal Government Education Policy Procedures US Federal Government Education Policy Procedures State Government Education Policy Procedures State Government Education Policy Procedures Specific areas Specific areas Assist with the development of state capacity to impact education policy Assist with the development of state capacity to impact education policy

3 International Reading Association Legislative Workhop November 2010 Revised Agenda IRA Legislative Workshop November 11 & 12, 2010 Washington, DC All meetings will be held in: Room: 333 at 444 North Capitol St. NW Washington, DC Thursday, November 11 th 11:30 – 12:30 Registration and Lunch (provided) 12:30 – 1:00 The big picture – what are the issues policy makers are trying to solve and why. 1:00 – 2:00 What are the Reading Issues on the table? 2:00 – 2:45 What are the current Federal & National Issues. What is the status of LEARN? State Literacy Teams? What will the new teacher education program review mean? 2:45 – 3:30 Education Policy Sci 101 – What is the system and how is it supposed to work? What is an appropriation? A budget allocation? What is the definition of SBRR? How are these decisions made? 3:30 – 5:00 Education Policy at the State Level 101 – Who should I be calling to talk about what issues? The governors have what role in education? The SEA makes this decision…. 6:00 - No host dinner (optional)

4 International Reading Association Legislative Workhop November 2010 Friday, November 12th 8:00 – 8:30 Breakfast (provided) 8:30 – 9:30 Core Standards – Yes, there are opportunities …. 41 states have adopted the standards and 4 more states are expected to adopt soon. 9:30 – 11:00 Selecting issues at the state level – What you need to do, how to do it, and how to follow up 11:00 – Noon Negotiating – the art and science of being involved Noon – 1:00 Lunch (provided) 1:00 – 2:30 Organizing at the state council level – getting your leadership & membership involved, keeping them informed and active 2:30 – 3:00 Summary and Adjournment

5 International Reading Association Legislative Workhop November 2010 Big Issues Tax Deficit Ability to plan

6 International Reading Association Legislative Workhop November 2010 Trend in fourth- and eighth-grade NAEP reading average scores

7 International Reading Association Legislative Workhop November th Grade Reading: Recent Gap Narrowing for Blacks, Less for Latinos

8 International Reading Association Legislative Workhop November 2010 Progress in closing gaps in reading performance for 17 year-olds has been uneven

9 International Reading Association Legislative Workhop November 2010 Reading performance is improving, and gaps are narrowing for Americas 9 year-olds

10 International Reading Association Legislative Workhop November 2010 Reading Issues for the Next Congress ESEA ESEA Title I Title I Title III Title III LEARN LEARN IDEA & RTI IDEA & RTI Teachers Teachers Early Childhood Early Childhood Core Standards Core Standards Charter Schools Charter Schools Vouchers Vouchers

11 International Reading Association Legislative Workhop November 2010 ESEA Cited as a bipartisan issue Cited as a bipartisan issue 2014 all students to be proficient 2014 all students to be proficient New chair in House & lots of new members New chair in House & lots of new members Fundamentals are different – Rs flexibility Admin R2T Fundamentals are different – Rs flexibility Admin R2T

12 International Reading Association Legislative Workhop November 2010 LEARN Professional development Professional development Age 0 – Grade 12 Age 0 – Grade 12 Striving Readers Striving Readers Lot of issues – early childhood, PD, sbrr Lot of issues – early childhood, PD, sbrr Similar to Reading First – but not the same Similar to Reading First – but not the same

13 International Reading Association Legislative Workhop November 2010 Teachers Teacher pay linked to student performance Teacher pay linked to student performance Alternative certifications Alternative certifications Title II linked to needs of Title I Title II linked to needs of Title I New teacher certification body New teacher certification body

14 International Reading Association Legislative Workhop November 2010 Early Childhood New Head Start Requirements New Head Start Requirements Data on early learning compelling Data on early learning compelling Republicans do not want to set up new program Republicans do not want to set up new program Administration very strong on early learning Administration very strong on early learning

15 International Reading Association Legislative Workhop November 2010 Charters These are public schools These are public schools States have many different examples – some independent, some part of district States have many different examples – some independent, some part of district Early history – achievement levels same as regular public schools Early history – achievement levels same as regular public schools Waiting for Superman Waiting for Superman

16 International Reading Association Legislative Workhop November 2010 Core Standards 41 states now four more coming soon 41 states now four more coming soon College and Career Ready College and Career Ready Race to the Top Race to the Top Republicans viewing as federal Republicans viewing as federal Two consortia working on assessment systems Two consortia working on assessment systems PD program PD program

17 International Reading Association Legislative Workhop November 2010 Vouchers DC vouchers program looks to be back in pay DC vouchers program looks to be back in pay Vouchers for families of military who have special education needs Vouchers for families of military who have special education needs

18 International Reading Association Legislative Workhop November 2010 Big Issue FUNDING FUNDING

19 International Reading Association Legislative Workhop November 2010 What is going on now FY 2011 is still not finished FY 2011 is still not finished December 3 rd Continuing Resolution expires December 3 rd Continuing Resolution expires Education is forward funded Education is forward funded Republicans – lower the deficit Republicans – lower the deficit Democrats trying to support specific programs Democrats trying to support specific programs

20 International Reading Association Legislative Workhop November 2010 Department of Education: ProgramFY 2010PresidentSenate Comm Title I Grants to LEAs$14,492,401$14,492,401$14,942,401 Early Learning Challenge Fund$0$0$300,000 School Improvement Grants$545,633$900,000$625,000 Striving Readers$250,000***$250,000 High School Graduation Initiative$50,000***$100,000 Teacher Quality State Grants$2,947,749***$2,954,673 Teacher Incentive Fund$400,000***$400,000 Charter Schools Grants$256,031***$256,031 Promise Neighborhoods$10,000$210,000$20,000 English Language Acquisition$750,000$800,000$800,000 Education for Homeless Children $65,427$65,427$75,427 Race to the Top$0$1,350,000$675,000 Investing in Innovation$0$500,000$250,000 School Leadership$29,220***$41,220 Institute of Education Sciences$659,006$738,756$722,756

21 International Reading Association Legislative Workhop November 2010

22 After December ?? Presidents budget – first week of February Presidents budget – first week of February Debt ceiling – early in 2011 Debt ceiling – early in 2011 Commission recommending plan Commission recommending plan Deficit is growing Deficit is growing

23 International Reading Association Legislative Workhop November 2010 Light red: Republican gain Dark red: Republican hold Light blue: Democratic gain Dark blue: Democratic hold Black: Independent win Gray: no election 2010 Elections for Governor

24 International Reading Association Legislative Workhop November 2010 Changes 29 New Governors 29 New Governors 16 (+) new chief state school officers 16 (+) new chief state school officers Over 600 new state legislators Over 600 new state legislators

25 International Reading Association Legislative Workhop November 2010 State Issues Funding Funding Implementing new standards Implementing new standards Dealing with changes in population Dealing with changes in population Race to the Top/School Improvement Grants Race to the Top/School Improvement Grants Certification issues Certification issues

26 International Reading Association Legislative Workhop November 2010 Prediction: ten more years for state budgets to fully recover

27 International Reading Association Legislative Workhop November 2010 Student Success Growth Opportunities & Supports High Quality Instruction & Leadership Educator & System Accountability Core Teaching Standards Professional Development Standards Common Core State Standards for Students Data Standards School Leader Standards Slide from CCSSO Nov. 8, 2010

28 International Reading Association Legislative Workhop November 2010 What are the state issues? Funding NCLB – number of schools not making AYP % proficient Core Standards Certification Reform? Race to the Top

29 International Reading Association Legislative Workhop November 2010 Where do we go from here? What do you think are the key issues? What is our unique perspective? What assets do we have to make in this discussion?


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