The bipartisan Every Student Success Act (ESSA) gives states, districts, and schools more authority and opportunities to design their own educational systems. At the same time, ESSA requires and encourages the use of evidence-based approaches to improve student outcomes. Join us for a discussion about the needs and roles of states and districts in implementing ESSA, what successful strategies can teach us, and what the implications are for federal policy.
12:00 pm Boxed Lunch served
12:15 pm Welcome and Introductions
- Nichole Dunn, Vice President of Innovation and Community Impact, Results for America
12:25 pm Framing Comments: “Why Flexibility and Evidence Matter”
- Lindsay Fryer, Vice President, PennHill Group, and former Senior Education Policy Advisor, Senate HELP Committee
12:30 pm Panel: “Implementing ESSA: Addressing State and District Needs”
- Bob Balfanz, Co-Founder, Diplomas Now
- Janice Eldridge, BARR (Building Assets Reducing Risks) Coordinator, Noble High School, North Berwick, Maine
- Brad McMillen, Assistant Superintendent for Data, Research, and Accountability, Wake County Public Schools, North Carolina
- Nate Schwartz, Chief Research and Strategy Officer, Tennessee Department of Education
- Jeremy Ayers, Vice President of Policy, Results for America (moderator)
1:15pm Comments: “Flexibility and Evidence in ESSA: Federal Policy ………………..Implications”
- Peter Oppenheim, Education Policy Director & Counsel, Senate HELP Committee (Republican staff)
- Amanda Beaumont, Senior Education Counsel, Senate HELP Committee (Democratic staff)
1:30 pm Audience Q&A
1:45 pm Adjourn
Please RSVP by Feburary 11, 2017.
This event is intended to comply with House and Senate ethics rules.