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Implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act: How Flexibility and Use of Evidence Can Improve Outcomes

Implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act: How State & Local Flexibility and Use of Evidence Can Improve Student Outcomes

When: Wednesday, February 15, 2017
11:45 am – 1:30 pm

Where: Room 430, Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20510

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.

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11:45 am         Boxed Lunch served

Noon               Welcome and Introductions

      • Nichole Dunn, Vice President of Innovation and Community Impact, Results for America

12:05 pm         Framing Comments: “Why Flexibility and Evidence Matter”

      • Lindsay Fryer, Vice President, PennHill Group, and former Senior Education Policy Advisor, Senate HELP Committee

12:15 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)

1:00pm           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)

1:15 pm           Audience Q&A

1:30 pm           Adjourn

Please RSVP by Feburary 11, 2017. 

This event is intended to comply with House and Senate ethics rules.