March 11, 2011, 8:30am – 3:30pm
About This Event
Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Schools Act of 1965 is the largest school program operated by the Department of Education. Title I began as an antipoverty program whose funds were meant to ameliorate the educational disadvantages of growing up in concentrated poverty. This goal has evolved into a broader responsibility around equity—closing achievement gaps. And Title I has become the pivot point for an education reform movement aiming to bolster U.S. economic competitiveness by promoting higher overall levels of academic achievement.
Through statutes, regulations, and guidance, Title I guides school districts’ and state educational agencies’ behavior. There are undoubtedly ways to align incentives embodied by the program to serve better the complex purpose of Title I.
Please join the American Enterprise Institute and the Center for American Progress for a conference featuring seven new papers that examine fiscal requirements and other provisions around the expenditure of and accounting for Title I funds. The papers draw on existing evidence to develop recommendations for policymakers.
Patricia Burch, Associate Professor of Education, Rossier School of Education, University of Southern California
Jennifer Cohen, Senior Policy Analyst, New America Foundation
Jon Fullerton, Executive Director, Center for Education Policy Research, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Melissa Junge, Esq., Partner, Federal Education Group, PLLC
Karen Mapp, Lecturer on Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Brenda Turnbull, Principal, Policy Studies Associates, Inc.
Martin West, Assistant Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education
David DeSchryver, Vice President of Education Policy, Whiteboard Advisors
James Guthrie, Senior Fellow and Director of Education Policy Studies, George W. Bush Institute
Paul Manna, Associate Professor, Department of Government & the Thomas Jefferson Program in Public Policy, College of William & Mary
Tony Smith, Superintendent, Oakland Unified School District
Michael Petrilli, Executive Vice President, Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Celia Sims, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Senator Richard Burr
Cynthia Brown, Vice President for Education Policy, Center for American Progress
Frederick Hess, Resident Scholar and Director of Education Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institute
Raegen Miller, Associate Director for Education Policy, Center for American Progress
Breakfast will be served at 8:30 a.m.; lunch, 12:30 p.m.
RSVP for this event For more information, call 202-682-1611
Center for American Progress 1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor Washington, DC 20005
Map & Directions Nearest Metro: Blue/Orange Line to McPherson Square or Red Line to Metro Center
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