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Education Industry Association Legislative Update. Waiver Overview, Impact on SES, USDE Engagement and Future Opportunities. ESEA Reauthorization. Senate HELP Voted Bi-Partisan Bill-light on Federal Intervention and No SES. House Committee ESEA Bill includes SES.

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Education industry association legislative update

Education Industry AssociationLegislative Update

Waiver Overview, Impact on SES, USDE Engagement and Future Opportunities

Esea reauthorization
ESEA Reauthorization

  • Senate HELP Voted Bi-Partisan Bill-light on Federal Intervention and No SES.

  • House Committee ESEA Bill includes SES.

  • Both Are Important Place-marks For Future.

  • No Final Action on ESEA Until After Elections, and Maybe Not Even in 2013

  • Focus on Jobs and the Economy

Esea waiver 101
ESEA Waiver “101”

  • Sec’y Duncan Invited States to Seek Flexibility in Conditional on Accepting Fed’l Ed Reform Priorities Based on Legislative Principles.

  • Apply by Nov. 2011, Feb. 2012 and Sept, 2012

  • External Review Panel With Guidance by USDE Staff.

  • “Rolling Admissions” with Great Effort to Accept Applications.

What gets waived
What Gets Waived ?

  • Multiple Areas of NCLB May be Waived-State May Select One or More:

    • Change AYP standards for 2014

    • Relax Mandated Use of SES/Choice

    • Rural Programs

    • School-wide Title I

    • Use SIG for Priority and Focus Schools

    • Reward Schools

    • Relief from HQT Requirements

    • Flexibility to Transfer Funds

    • Use 21st CLC During School Day

  • States Could Request Freeze to AYP waiver application at 2011-12 levels if they need more time to prepare –”AMO Waiver”

  • My “take”: New Federalism—State/Local Autonomy---Blurred Accountability and Muddy Interventions that was NCLB Hallmark

18 states most likely with ses in 2012 13
18+ States “Most-Likely” With SES in 2012-13:

Full Waiver Approved with SES:

CO--- 15% set aside for Focus Schools

FL--- State Law; 15% set aside for Focus Schools

AR---No set aside for Focus Schools

AMO- Waivers Approved-SES continues:


Unlikely to Apply or be Approved- SES continues:

CA , TX, PA, PR, and VT

WI and MA ---interesting RFPs for tutoring/SES

NY City will offer “principal choice” for SES-like services

Major states not yet applying
Major States Not (Yet) Applying

  • Pennsylvania may apply by Sept. deadline-impact delayed until SY 2013

  • Texas unlikely to apply-status quo

  • California Seeks “Special” Waiver, including no mandates—Highly Unlikely to be Granted

Impacts on tutoring in waived states
Impacts on Tutoring in Waived States

  • No Mandated SES but…

    States and LEAs Could Implement New Tutoring Interventions that Fix Past Problems:

    • Tougher Standards for Provider Approval

    • Closer Alignment of Tutoring to Classroom

    • More Control at LEA Level via RFPs for Tutoring in Focus and/or Priority Schools

    • Extended Learning Time will be “new” Student-centric Intervention

    • School Turn-around May Include XLT/Tutoring

Eia engagement
EIA Engagement

  • Contacted All States on SES Best Practices and Reform Measures to Improve SES in Waiver

  • Met with Assistant Secretaries Carmel Martin and Michael Yudin:

    • Florida’s law/waiver conditions

    • States with SES in waiver appl

    • LEA waivers in non-waiver States

    • EIA Best Practices as Guidance for “waiver conditions”

  • Engaged CCSSO and NASBE support for EIA and States’ Rights

New business opportunities
New Business Opportunities

  • Tutoring Funded By Title 1 (non-SES)-$14B

  • Market Tutoring as Linked to Formative Assessments in Classroom

  • 21 Century Learning Centers ($1B)-watch waiver states:

    • Yes to 21st CCLC waiver: CT, DE, FL, IN, KY, LA, MA, NJ, NM, NY, NC, OH, OK, and TN

    • No to 21st CCLC: RI, CO, GA, MD, and MN

  • English-Language Learners

  • RTI-Special Ed.

  • Test Prep for ACT/SAT/AP and State Assessments

  • Extended Learning Time

  • Credit Recovery and Support to Promote HS Graduation

  • Link to SIG/Turn-around Interventions

  • Professional Development

  • WIA, Youth Build

  • Get Accredited

  • Go on-line

To learn more
To Learn More….