The Education Dept. (DoEd) names members of the committee that will draft proposed regulations in two areas of Title I, Part A of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the successor to the unpopular No Child Left Behind law. The ESSA oversees all federal education funding.
This is the latest step in the process of implementing ESSA.
The negotiators and alternative negotiators represent the constituencies that are significantly affected by the topics proposed for negotiation, including state and local administrators and board members, tribal leadership, parents and students, teachers, principals, other school leaders, and the civil rights and business communities, officials said.
Negotiators were selected to represent all of the geographic regions of the country. In addition, the department selected negotiators who would contribute to the diversity and expertise of the committee.
The negotiators include: Audrey Jackson, Boston Public Schools; Ryan Ruelas, Anaheim (CA) City School District, Mary Cathryn Ricker, St. Paul Public Schools-American Federation of Teachers, Delia Pompa, Migration Policy Institute, Texas; Ron Hager, National Disability Rights Network, District of Columbia; Liz King, the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights; and Janel George, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, District of Columbia.
The committee will meet April 6-8, with an optional session April 18-19. Meetings are open to the public.