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LEA and School Improvement Guidance Webcast

The purpose of this January 2004 webcast is to communicate directly with State Education Agency and Local Education Agency (LEA) staff—those who guide and support the work of schools—on issues related to the implementation of NCLB. This first production focuses on LEA and School Improvement Guidance.
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ED staff and two experienced educators from prominent school districts discuss LEA and school improvement, from theory to practice.

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Welcome Message from Assistant Secretary Simon
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  • Segment 1: Monitoring for Continuous Progress
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  • Segment 2: Requirements for School Improvement and School Improvement Plans
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  • Segment 3: Supporting the Implementation of School Improvement Plans
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Jackie Jackson, EdD

  • Currently Acting Director of Title I, formerly the Deputy Director; initially began her career at the Department in the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
  • Additionally, worked at New American Schools, developing and piloting standards of quality for comprehensive school reform (CSR) models
  • Before joining the Department, held numerous teaching and administrative positions in the District of Columbia Public Schools
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Fran Walter

  • Currently a Special Assistant to the Director of Title I; she began her work at the Department in the Comprehensive School Reform Program (CSR)
  • Prior to coming to the Department, spent her career in public education as a classroom teacher, district library media director, program administrator and, most recently, as an assistant superintendent for instruction in Washington State


Chris Coxon

  • Currently the Deputy Superintendent for Teaching and Learning in the Boston Public Schools system; came to Boston as an Instructional Leader, the position he held before his current position
  • Before coming to Boston, was a principal, Director of School Improvement, and a School Improvement Team Chair for a school system in Puerto Rico, part of a Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA)

Walt Gibson

  • Currently a Community Superintendent for the Montgomery County Public Schools (Maryland); came to Montgomery County as the Director of the Downcounty Consortium
  • Before moving to Maryland, was an Assistant Superintendent as well as a Superintendent in the states of New Mexico and Rhode Island

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