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November 22, 2010

Duncan Proposal for ESEA Reform: A Blue Print

Filed under: Education Policy,NCLB — millerlf @ 5:03 pm

ESEA Reauthorization: A Blueprint for Reform
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On March 13, the Obama administration released its blueprint for revising the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).

The blueprint challenges the nation to embrace education standards that would put America on a path to global leadership. It provides incentives for states to adopt academic standards that prepare students to succeed in college and the workplace, and create accountability systems that measure student growth toward meeting the goal that all children graduate and succeed in college.

Read the blueprint or download it PDF (1.9M). Learn how the blueprint empowers educators: read Built for Teachers. See a slideshow comparing the blueprint to No Child Left Behind download files PowerPoint (64K). Find out what the blueprint proposes for…

  • supporting science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education download files PDF (833K)
  • supporting families and communities download files PDF (912K)
  • supporting teachers download files PDF (851K)
  • college- and career-ready standards and assessments download files PDF (2.24M)
  • a complete education download files PDF (2.10M)
  • diverse learners download files PDF (1.99M)
  • early learning download files PDF (1.17M)
  • public school choice download files PDF (2.04M)
  • rewarding excellence and promoting innovation download files PDF (2.65M)
  • turning around low-performing schools. download files PDF (1.77MB)

See the press release. Watch the President discuss the blueprint. Listen to Secretary Duncan’s conference call MP3 (5.6M) with reporters or read the transcript MS Word (88K). See Secretary Duncan’s March 17 testimony before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee and the House Education and Labor Committee.

On May 4, the Obama administration released a series of documents outlining the research that supports the proposals in the blueprint. These research summaries will serve to inform conversations around ESEA reauthorization and the reforms that research shows are necessary. These documents outline the research base around each section of the blueprint, including:

  • College- and Career-Ready Students download files PDF (749K)
    College- and Career-Ready Students, School Turnaround Grants
  • Great Teachers and Great Leaders download files PDF (920K)
    Effective Teachers and Leaders, Teacher and Leader Innovation Fund, Teacher and Leader Pathways
  • Meeting the Needs of English Learners and Other Diverse Learners download files PDF (662K)
    English Learners, Diverse Learners
  • A Complete Education download files PDF (1.17M)
    Literacy, STEM, A Well-Rounded Education, College Pathways and Accelerated Learning
  • Successful, Safe, and Healthy Students download files PDF (891K)
    Promise Neighborhoods, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Successful, Safe, and Healthy Students
  • Fostering Innovation and Excellence download files PDF (840K)
    Race to the Top, Investing in Innovation, Supporting Effective Charter Schools, Promoting Public School Choice

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