[NHDOE-ETNews] Federal Education Policy Digest for March 20-24, 2017

Freeda, Stanley Stanley.Freeda at doe.nh.gov
Wed Mar 22 09:00:16 EDT 2017


Today on the ETNews Listserv
ITEM:  Federal Education Policy Digest for March 20-24, 2017

 News:

  *   President Trump released his blueprint budget<https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/whitehouse.gov/files/omb/budget/fy2018/2018_blueprint.pdf> last week.

  *   Education Secretary DeVos sent a letter<https://www2.ed.gov/policy/elsec/guid/secletter/170313.html> to Chief State Schools Officers noting that an SEA may choose to submit its consolidated State plan or individual program State plans by either April 3, 2017, or September 18, 2017 and thanking them for their continued efforts to implementing ESSA.  States targeting the April window have the option of delaying submission until May 3 if more time is needed to give the Governor the required 30-day period for review.

  *   The Department of Education released a revised consolidated state plan guide<https://www2.ed.gov/admins/lead/account/stateplan17/revisedstateplanfinal.pdf> and a new state plan template<https://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAViewIC?ref_nbr=201703-1810-003&icID=225972> aimed at helping states design and submit their consolidated state plans under ESSA.
  *   Illinois released the final draft<https://www.isbe.net/Documents/ESSAStatePlanforIllinois.pdf> of their ESSA plan which has been posted to their website and has been shared with the Governor for the required 30 day review.
  *   Louisiana released a revised draft<https://www.louisianabelieves.com/docs/default-source/louisiana-believes/louisiana-draft-essa-state-plan.pdf?sfvrsn=2> of the State Plan that conforms to the new template released by the U.S. Department of Education this week.

Bills:

  *   S.653<https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/653?r=12> -A bill to amend the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 to make the maintenance of effort provision less burdensome on States. Sponsor: Sen. Hatch, Orrin G. [R-UT]<https://www.congress.gov/member/orrin-hatch/H000338>
  *   S.648<https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/648?r=14> -A bill to establish a grant program to promote the development of career education programs in computer science in secondary and postsecondary education. Sponsor: Sen. Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [D-NY]<https://www.congress.gov/member/kirsten-gillibrand/G000555>
  *   S.628<https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/628?r=17> -A bill to amend the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 to raise the quality of career and technical education programs and to allow local eligible recipients to use funding to... Sponsor: Sen. Kaine, Tim [D-VA]<https://www.congress.gov/member/timothy-kaine/K000384>
  *   S.620<https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/620?r=18> - A bill to amend the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act to support community college and industry partnerships, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Sen. Franken, Al [D-MN]<https://www.congress.gov/member/al-franken/F000457>
  *   S.615<https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/615?r=22> - A bill to establish an alternative, outcomes-based process for authorizing innovative, high-quality higher education providers to participate in programs under title IV of the Higher Education Act of... Sponsor: Sen. Bennet, Michael F. [D-CO]<https://www.congress.gov/member/michael-bennet/B001267>
  *   H.R.1510<https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/1510?r=23> -To provide for the elimination of the Department of Education, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Rep. Rouzer, David [R-NC-7]<https://www.congress.gov/member/david-rouzer/R000603>
  *   H.R.1084<https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/1084?r=24> -Today's American Dream Act Sponsor: Rep. Kelly, Robin L. [D-IL-2]<https://www.congress.gov/member/robin-kelly/K000385>

Events:

  *   Wednesday, March 29 (8:30am-10:20am ET) AEI is hosting an event titled "The Every Student Succeeds Act: A keynote address by Senator Lamar Alexander."  Following Senator Alexander's remarks, an expert panel will deliberate on the new law and what it means for states, families, and students. Panelists will include: Charlie Barone, Democrats for Education Reform; Mike Casserly, Council of Great City Schools; Alyson Klein, Education Week; Gerard Robinson, AEI and moderators Max Eden, Manhattan Institute and Gerard Robinson, AEI.  Click here<http://www.aei.org/events/the-every-student-succeeds-act-a-keynote-address-by-senator-lamar-alexander/?utm_source=paramount&utm_medium=email&%20utm_campaign=ed-express> to attend in person or watch the event live here<http://www.aei.org/events/the-every-student-succeeds-act-a-keynote-address-by-senator-lamar-alexander/?utm_source=paramount&utm_medium=email&%20utm_campaign=ed-express>.


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