Center for American Progress

ADVISORY: Reimagining the Federal-State Relationship in Education
Press Advisory

ADVISORY: Reimagining the Federal-State Relationship in Education

Washington, D.C. — On Friday, June 13, the Center for American Progress will host a discussion on the impact of federal involvement in education and the effects it has on the control of local communities.

Whether it is about education standards, testing, or school interventions, the current public conversation wrestles with fundamental questions about the role of the federal government in schools. Some argue that any federal involvement, particularly related to what students should learn, takes away local communities’ control over their children’s education. Others argue that without some federal intervention and financial resources, local communities will not be able to close achievement gaps and ensure equal opportunity for all students. Panelists at the event will consider the role federal policy should play in how states manage their schools. Through this discussion, we hope to build a vision for a federal government that more effectively improves outcomes for students and to recommend concrete steps that federal and state leaders can take to make that vision a reality.


Introductory remarks:
Carmel Martin, Executive Vice President for Policy, Center for American Progress

Opening remarks:
Deborah S. Delisle, Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education, U.S. Department of Education

Patrick Murphy, Director of Research and Thomas C. Sutton Chair in Policy Research, Public Policy Institute of California

Kathleen Airhart, Deputy Commissioner, Tennessee Department of Education
Frederick M. Hess, Resident Scholar and Director of Education Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institute
Lillian M. Lowery, State Superintendent of Schools, Maryland State Department of Education

Cynthia G. Brown, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress


Friday, June 13, 2014
10:00 a.m. ET – 11:30 a.m. ET

Space is extremely limited. RSVP required.
Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis and not guaranteed.


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

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For more information, contact Katie Peters at [email protected].


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