Waivers, Accountability, and Teacher Evaluation

How federal policies affect local governance

In February, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) reached a historic agreement with its teachers on a new evaluation system and joined eight other California school districts in filing for a district-level waiver seeking relief from certain provisions required by the No Child Left Behind Act. At this event, LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy will share his vision on local governance and the federal government’s role in redesigning the current system of accountability. Experts from Capitol Hill and the American Federation of Teachers will offer their reactions.

Please join the Center for American Progress and the Raben Group in a discussion of LAUSD’s reforms in the broader context of national teacher effectiveness measures. During this timely discussion, we will also review how LAUSD is seeking to meet the needs of students in high-poverty communities in light of the sequester cuts that took effect on March 1.

Featured Guests:
John Deasy, Superintendent, Los Angeles Unified School District
Kate Tromble, Director of Legislative Affairs, Education Trust
Brad Thomas, Senior Education Policy Advisor to Chairman John Kline, House Committee on Education & the Workforce
Marla Ucelli-Kashyap, Assistant to the President on Educational Issues, American Federation of Teachers

Moderated by:
Cynthia G. Brown, Vice President, Education Policy, Center for American Progress


Center for American Progress, 1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor, Washington, DC , 20005

Additional information

A light breakfast will be served at 9:00AM