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Insights: An Inside the Beltway Update. NACTEI Conference May 13, 2009. Overview . The good news People/Leadership ARRA – American Recovery and Reinvestment Act President’s Budget A call to action. Interest in CTE. Continued to remain high Variety of interest Papers released:

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insights an inside the beltway update

Insights:An Inside the Beltway Update

NACTEI Conference

May 13, 2009

overview
Overview
  • The good news
  • People/Leadership
  • ARRA – American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
  • President’s Budget
  • A call to action
interest in cte
Interest in CTE
  • Continued to remain high
  • Variety of interest
  • Papers released:
    • NGA Paper
    • US Chamber
    • National Association of State Boards of Education
curious
Curious ….
  • NGA Policy Academy
    • Gates Foundation
  • Irvine Foundation
    • Connect ED, California
    • Alliance for Excellent Education
leadership
Leadership
  • Old and new friends
    • Transition team
    • Leadership at U.S. Department of Education
      • Secretary’s office
      • Undersecretary
      • Deputy Assistant Secretary in place
      • Assistant Secretary?
    • ETA Assistant Secretary
arra guiding principles
ARRA Guiding Principles

Credit for this slide goes to the U.S. Department of Education from the March 24, 2009 briefing.

advance core reforms assurances
Advance Core Reforms: Assurances

Credit for this slide goes to the U.S. Department of Education from the March 24, 2009 briefing.

slide8

Formula

Competitive

Credit for this slide goes to the U.S. Department of Education from the March 24, 2009 briefing.

state fiscal stabilization fund for education uses of funds
State Fiscal Stabilization Fund for Education: Uses of Funds

Education funds for elementary and secondary must run through State’s primary funding formulae

LEAs may use funds for any activity authorized under ESEA, IDEA, Adult Ed, or Perkins, including modernization of school facilities and salaries to avoid teacher layoffs

LEAs encouraged to use funds for activities that advance progress on the assurances and drive lasting results without unsustainable recurring costs

Credit for this slide goes to the U.S. Department of Education from the March 24, 2009 briefing.

sfsf incentive fund race to top and invest in what works and innovation
SFSF Incentive Fund: “Race to Top” and “Invest in What Works and Innovation”
  • “Race to the Top”- $4.35 billion competitive grants to States making most progress toward the assurances
  • “Investing in What Works and Innovation” - $650 million competitive grants to LEAs and non-profits that have made significant gains in closing achievement gaps to be models of best practices
  • 2010 grant awards will be made in two rounds - late Fall 2009, Summer 2010
  • “Race to the Top”- $4.35 billion competitive grants to States making most progress toward the assurances
  • “Investing in What Works and Innovation” - $650 million competitive grants to LEAs and non-profits that have made significant gains in closing achievement gaps to be models of best practices
  • 2010 grant awards will be made in two rounds - late Fall 2009, Summer 2010

“Race to the Top”- $4.35 billion competitive grants to States making most progress toward the assurances

“Investing in What Works and Innovation” - $650 million competitive grants to LEAs and non-profits that have made significant gains in closing achievement gaps to be models of best practices

2010 grant awards will be made in two rounds - late Fall 2009, Summer 2010

Credit for this slide goes to the U.S. Department of Education from the March 24, 2009 briefing.

consider department of labor
Consider Department of Labor
  • Increasingly, we should consider seeking out DOL funding to support CTE activities
  • Under the stimulus, significant funds for high growth areas – green, health care
  • ETA has been the convener of “sector strategies” sessions – economic development, workforce development and education
  • ETA has lots more discretionary funds than OVAE
more information
More Information
  • www.ed.gov and www.recovery.gov
    • FAQs, Hot Topics, etc
  • Preliminary information about each State’s IDEA allocation: http://www.ed.gov/about/overview/budget/Statetables/recovery.html
  • Preliminary estimates of Title I, Part A recovery allocations to each State and LEA are available at: http://www.ed.gov/about/overview/budget/news.html#ARRA
  • SFSF Questions: State.fiscal.fund@ed.gov
  • IDEA Questions: IDEArecoverycomments@ed.gov
  • Title I Questions: oese@ed.gov
  • Inspector General Questions: rich.rasa@ed.gov
  • Independent Living and Vocational Rehabilitation Questions: RSARecoverActComments@ed.gov

Credit for this slide goes to the U.S. Department of Education from the March 24, 2009 briefing.

president s budget
President’s Budget
  • Total for education is $46.7 billion, up from $45.4 billion last year
  • Some surprises:
    • Title I received a cut of $1.5 billion (rationale $10 billion in ARRA funds)
    • 11 programs eliminated – safe and drug free schools, even start, civic education and student mentoring
    • Makes Pell Grant program an entitlement for low income students. Maximum at $5,550, subsequent increase s linked to CPI plus 1%
president s budget1
President’s Budget
  • Invested in the areas he highlighted on the campaign trail:
    • Increased title 1 school improvement grants by $0.5 billion and requires that 40% be spent on middle and high schools
    • $100 million in competitive grants for LEAs and partnerships that have demonstrated success at increasing student achievement
    • Increases in charter school grants, voluntary public choice programs and magnet school assistance
president s budget2
President’s Budget
  • Significant increase in teacher incentive fund and new National Teacher Recruitment campaign. This is designed to help SEAs and LEAs to recruit new teachers AND implement performance-based compensation systems in hard to staff schools and subject areas.
president s budget3
President’s Budget
  • A new college access and completion fund aimed to increase postsecondary degree attainment. Funds can be used to cover postsecondary education outreach and information activities currently performed by the federal student loan agencies.
accountability
Accountability
  • If there is one message we have heard consistently about the new Secretary of Education it is that he makes decisions based on data. Accountability is key to determining priorities and expenditures.
president s budget4
President’s Budget
  • Perkins – FLAT FUNDING
  • New program - $50 million high school drop out prevention program
  • $150 million DOL career pathway program focused on adults
what do we need to do
What do we need to do?
  • More data
  • Better data
  • More consistent data
  • More data
  • More research
  • Better research
getting the message out
Getting The Message Out

We need widespread change in attitudes, views, perspectives and opinions of CTE.

next steps
Next steps
  • Who are we?
  • A consistent, concise and consensus message is essential!

(and the data to support it too)

thank you
Thank you!
  • Contact information:

Kimberly Green

kgreen@careertech.org

301-588-9630