IRA Government Relations Director Rich Long lead this March 22 and 23, 2012 workshop both virtually (as a webinar) and in-person. Participants learned how to influence literacy policy and funding at the federal level, including the LEARN Act and ESEA, how to influence literacy policy in states, and got the latest information on other education issues such as Core Standards and teacher evaluation.
Handouts from legislative workshop March 23, 2012, Rich Long with:
Amanda Karhuse, Director of Government Relations for the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) – NASSP position statements (handouts: NASSP Board Position Statements; Charter Schools; Common Core State Standards; Tracking and Ability Grouping in Middle Level and High Schools; webinar on tiered interventions in high schools)
NASSP Policy Recommendations for Middle Level Reform
NASSP Legislative Recommendations for High School Reform
NASSP Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Legislative Recommendations
Mary Kingston, Assistant Director NASSP – Handout on grassroots lobbying.
Recording of legislative workshop with Rich Long and IRA President Vicki Risko- March 22, 2012:
Topics include reauthorization of ESEA (NCLB), LEARN Act/Literacy for All, Title I, Teacher Evaluation, Waivers, School Improvement Grants, Race to the Top, and Striving Readers funds, Early Childhood, Race to the Top, Education research and evaluation, Meeting Your Legislator and delivering your message.