Wrapping Up the 111 th Session of Congress: Federal Education Policy Update. Noelle Ellerson American Association of School Administrators. Economic Environment. State and local economies struggling to experience the stability and recovery starting to take hold at the federal level.
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Some changes need to be made to improve REAP in the coming reauthorization.
Specifically, a number of districts are no longer receiving a financial benefit from the program despite qualifying.
Allow districts to choose which program to apply under.
Raise the sliding scale from $20,000 - $60,000 to $25,000 - $70,000.
For the Rural & Low-income program, use free and reduced lunch instead of census.
Update Locale codes.
Support the REAP Reauthorization Act HR 2446 & S 1052
Increased Congressional support for common core (not national) standards.
CCSSO and NGA have joined together with 48 states and territories to develop them.
Draft standards were released in March and open for comment until April 2nd.
States may choose to include additional standards beyond the common core as long as the common core represents at least 85 percent of the state’s standards in English language arts and mathematics.
What if Congress requires adoption of common core in order to receive Title I?
Still unclear what Congress sees as their role in this.
Certain competitive grants will give priority to Common Core states
Common Core Standards