As a result of the NCPEA 2010 Conference in Washington, D.C., discussion began to address the need for NCPEA to publish Policy Briefs to be disseminated to membership and their State Education Associations and their state and federal legislators.
A Call and Search was conducted to select an Editor to oversee the Policy Briefs Initiative. Selected was:
Catherine Shiffman, PhD
Chair, Department of Leadership Studies
School of Education and Human Development
Full text of Policy Brief #1 is attached below in PDF download. Permission is granted by NCPEA Publications to download multiple copies and/or photocopy for further use or dissemination. If printing, we strongly recommend printing to a "color printer."
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© February 2012 by NCPEA Publications
ESEA Waivers: Considerations for Policymakers and Stakeholders
Volume 1, Number 1 (February 2012)
On September 23, 2011, the U.S. Department of Education announced that states could request flexibility from key requirements of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). State applications for this ESEA flexibility must include evidence of meaningful engagement with and input from diverse stakeholders in the development of these applications. Given the complex and far-reaching implications of developing and implementing flexibility requests that adhere to the department’s guiding principles, it is essential that states and their stakeholders work together to craft plans that reflect state priorities and needs while considering the long-term implications these plans may involve. This inaugural NCPEA Policy Brief is intended to inform policymaker efforts and stakeholder input as states develop, negotiate, and implement federal ESEA flexibility requests.
FULL COPY OF POLICY BRIEF ATTACHED BELOW IN PDF.