Hosted on October 13, 2011.
While policymakers may not agree on how to fix the nation's education woes, they do agree on one thing: No Child Left Behind needs to be rewritten.
The Obama Administration and Congress are now discussing what provisions will be included in a new Elementary and Secondary Education Act, most recently known as No Child Left Behind. CEC's Policy and Advocacy team will explore the most controversial issues under consideration such as educator evaluation systems - specifically, whether and how they may be required to include student test scores and impact your pay, restraint and seclusion, charter schools, accountability, and assessments. Participants will also learn about the Obama Administration's emphasis on granting waivers for key NCLB mandates, the impact the nation's budget crisis has had on federal education spending, and new developments with IDEA's Part C regulations.
- Identify and understand key special/gifted education policy issues currently under consideration by the Obama Administration and U.S. Congress.
- Understand issues complicating the reauthorization of ESEA/NCLB.
- Understand relevant U.S. Department of Education guidance.
- Understand CEC's recommendations and positions on key policy issues.
Presented by Deborah A. Ziegler, Lindsay Jones, and Kim Hymes of CEC's Policy and Advocacy Team.