Moving America’s Education System Forward What we need to do: • Improve student achievement • Narrow achievement gaps • Increase graduation and college enrollment rates • Increase college attainment PRESIDENT OBAMA’S GOAL America will have the highest proportion of college graduates of any country by 2020
Cradle-to-Careers Education Plan EARLY LEARNING K-12 COLLEGE & CAREER LITERACY & NUMERACY BY 3RD GRADE EFFECTIVE TEACHING & LEARNING INCREASED ACCESS &AFFORDABILITY COLLEGE AND CAREER ATTAINMENT
The Big Picture: K-12 Reform Elements and Priorities System-Wide Capacity DATA SYSTEMS STANDARDS AND ASSESSMENTS ALIGNED INSTRUCTION Effective Teaching & Learning SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT COMMUNITY TEACHERS AND LEADERS STRUGGLING SCHOOLS EXCELLENT TEACHING & LEADERSHIP
ARRA Advancing K-12 Reforms TQP $100 M Data Systems $250 M Title Title I $10 B IDEA $12.2 B Teacher Incentive $300 M Ed Tech $650 M Innovation Fund $650 M School Improvement $3.5 B Race to the Top $4.35 B State Fiscal Stabilization $48.6 B Early Learning K - 12 College & Career
ARRA Competitive Program Application Timelines Winter 2009-2010 Spring 2010 Summer 2010 RTT Phase I RTT Phase II School Improvement Grants SEAs & LEAs Investing in Innovation (i3) Teacher Incentive Fund
ARRA Spending Timelines 2010 Fall 2011 2012 Winter 2013 Fall 2014 2015 9/30/11 SFSF Phase Two 9/30/11 ARRA Title I & IDEA 12/31/13 if a waiver granted Improvement Grants • School Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems within 3 years of award Race to the Top within 4 years of the award Teacher Incentive Fund within 5 years of the award
ARRA: Share Ideas & Combine Efforts Title I & IDEA ARRA Funds RTT Phase One Applications Previous TIF Awards 2010 TIF Applications SFSF Phase Two[baseline for remaining grants] Ed Tech Applications Teacher Quality Partnership SLDS Applications • Race to the Top Phase II • School Improvement Grant • Investing in Innovation Fund • Teacher Incentive Fund
ESEA REAUTHORIZATION U.S. Department of Education
Overarching Goal “By 2020, America will once again have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world.” President Barack Obama, February 24, 2009 Early Learning (Birth-grade 3) Elementary(Grades K-5) Secondary (Grades 6-12) Post-Secondary Goal: All graduates have opportunities for success in the 21st century economy. Goal: All students enter middle school with foundational skills to tackle advanced subjects. Goal: All students graduate high school on time prepared for at least one year of post-secondary. Goal: All kindergarten students arrive ready to learn and remain on track to 4th grade.
Overarching Principles • Raise the bar for all students. Close the gap. • Tight on goals. Loose on means. • Fosterinnovation and reward success. • Build on the four assurances.
Fiscal Year 2011 Budget • Includes a $3 billion increase for programs under ESEA, and an additional $1 billion contingent on reauthorization – largest increase proposed in the 45-year history of the law. • Lays out a vision for the major themes for ESEA reauthorization: redefining the federal role in PK-12 education to focus less on compliance and more on rewarding success and supporting innovation. • Focus on maximizing impact by flexibility in approach, emphasizing competitive funding, accountability for outcomes, and evidence of results.
Core Areas for ESEA Reauthorization College- and Career-Ready Students Great Teachers and Great Leaders Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners A Complete Education Successful, Safe and Healthy Students Fostering Innovation and Excellence
College- and Career-Ready Students – Approach Rethinking the federal accountability system • Use growth and progress to measure schools. • Focus on closing achievement gaps. Respond to greatest challenges Provideflexibility for results Recognize& reward success Schools in bottom 5% Most schools School makinggreatest gains Schools in next 5% Schools meeting all performance targets Achievement gaps Similar differentiation at district and state level
Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners • Maintain federal support for historically underserved groups. • English Learners • Strengthen programs for English learners and support teachers of ELs, including through new competitive funds. • All programs • Transparency on outcomes. • Greater flexibility. • Other minor changes to address community concerns or implementation issues. English Learner Education Migrant Education Neglected & Delinquent Indian Education Homeless Education Impact Aid Alaska Native Education Native Hawaiian Education Rural Education • Support students with disabilities in IDEA and across ESEA.
Great Teachers and Great Leaders - Principles • Treat teachers like the professionalsthey are. • Shift focus from inputs tooutcomes. • Strengthen teacher and leader preparation. • Ensure equitable distributionof effective teachers and leaders.
Great Teachers and Great Leaders - Structure Improve the effectiveness and equitabledistribution of teachers & leaders. Effective Teachers & Leaders ($2.5b) Preparation& support Equitable distribution Meaningful evaluations Flexibilitywith results Teacher & Leader Innovation Fund ($950m) Teacher & LeaderPathways ($405m) Support ambitious reformsin teacher & leader placement, compensation, recognition & advancement. Develop & scale up programs that prepare teachers & leaders to be effective where needed most.
A Complete Education - Principles • Support high-quality instruction in high-need districts and schools. • Support implementation of college- and career-ready standards. • Focus on a complete and well-rounded education. • Improve low-income students’ access to accelerated and college-level coursework.
Fostering Innovation & Excellence - Principles • Encourage States and districts to put in place conditions for innovation and reform. • Expand and sustain promising and proven innovations. • Expand the range and quality of educational choices available to students. • Empower families to make informed choices.