May 22, 2012
Thanks to those of you who were able to join us for our forum on Race to the Top for school districts (RTT-D). Attached here is the transcript of the forum MS Word (108K), and the link where it can be viewed in its entirety is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2PBItORPy0
April 26, 2012
Thanks to those of you who attended and participated in our School Improvement Grant (SIG) Forum. A full video of the forum can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEer8XnzKfo and the transcript can be found here: MS Word (121K).
February 14, 2012
Thanks to those of you who were able to join us for our annual budget briefing regarding the administration's budget request for FY 2013. The video and transcript of the briefing can be found here: MS Word (110K). In addition, the power point slides used by Assistant Secretary Carmel Martin can be found here: PowerPoint (314K)
We thank you for your continued interest and attendance to these forums.
September 29, 2011
Thanks to those of you who were able to join Secretary Duncan for this recent forum on ESEA flexibility. Please use this link: ESEA flexibility page, to access all ESEA flexibility documents discussed at the forum.
Please note that any additional questions regarding ESEA flexibility may be sent to the ESEA flexibility mailbox, at ESEAflexibility@ed.gov
July 14, 2011
Thanks to those of you who were able to join us at this forum, which focused on the President's administrative flexibility agenda. For those of you who wish to submit written comments and ideas for how the Department can increase flexibility and reduce burden and costs for stakeholders, the Department's July 6 Federal Register notice that includes instructions for making such comments can be found here.
May 11, 2011
Thanks to those of you who were able to join us for our forum on the Comprehensive Center network, and for the input that has been provided so far regarding the technical assistance offerings of the centers. Additional written comments may be provided to Alisha Scruggs of OESE, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
February 14, 2011
Our annual Budget Briefing featured the key points of the Administration’s FY 2012 Budget Proposal. At these links, please find the power point slides used by Assistant Secretary Carmel Martin PDF (280K), a transcript of the proceedings PDF (96K), and a video. As always, thank you for your continued interest in these forums.
January 24, 2011
October 22, 2010
Thanks to those of you who were able to join us for our recent Stakeholders Forum, which featured information on Race to the Top, the two state-led assessment consortia, Promise Neighborhoods, and the TEACH campaign. A video and transcript of the session can be found here: MS Word(127K), and the power point slides used by the presenters can be found here: MS PowerPoint (4.37MB)
Again, thank you for your interest in these forums.
March 19, 2010
The focus of the discussion for this forum was the Department's current work around the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), including details regarding the ESEA Blueprint for Reauthorization. It also included various education program updates, highlighting recent ARRA activities and the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act (SAFRA). A video of the session is available, as well as transcript MS Word (121K) and power point slides MS PowerPoint (4.24MB) presented during the session.
FY 2011 Budget Briefing/Conference Calls
For those of you who were unable to attend our stakeholders briefing regarding the Administration's FY 2011 Budget Request, a video and transcript of the February 1st, 2010, briefing can be found here:
In addition, subsequent stakeholder conference calls that focused on clarifying the educational technology, higher education, and elementary and secondary education provisions within the budget request, were held on February 10th, 11th, and 12th, respectively. Complete transcripts of those calls can be found here:
Budget Clarification Call—Educational Technology, February 10, 2010
MS Word (132K)
Budget Clarification Call—Higher Education, February 11, 2010
MS Word (84K)
Budget Clarification Call—ESEA, February 12, 2010
MS Word (96K)
December 8, 2009
College- and Career-Ready Graduates
This forum featured Michele Cahill, Vice President for National Programs and Program Director for Urban Education, Carnegie Corporation; and Kathy Havens Payne, Senior Director of Education Leadership, State Farm Insurance Companies.
November 20, 2009
This forum, entitled "Educating Diverse Learners," featured the following panelists:
Dr. Alfredo Artiles, Professor of Education Policy, Leadership and Curriculum, Mary Lou Fulton Institute and Graduate School of Education, Arizona State University; Kris D. Gutiérrez, Professor and Inaugural Provost Chair, University of Colorado, Boulder; Dr. Judith Moening, Executive Director for Special Education, North East Independent School District (San Antonio, TX); and Dr. Patricia Popp, State Coordinator, Virginia Education Program for Homeless Children and Youth.
November 4, 2009
Thanks to those of you who were able to join us at the November 4th stakeholders forum entitled, "Measuring Progress and Creating Continuous Systems of Improvement." We featured four panelists: Harold Doran of the American Institutes for Research; Martha Thurlow of the National Center on Educational Outcomes; Delia Pompa of the National Council of La Raza; and Linda Darling-Hammond of Stanford University. The transcript of the session is available here: MS Word (135K). A video and audio file [MP3, 40.5M] of the session are also available.
October 21, 2009
Thanks to those of you who attended this forum on "Promoting Innovation and Reinventing the Federal Role," which featured panelists Warren Simmons of The Annenberg Institute for School Reform, Stacey Childress of the Harvard Business School, and Susan Patrick of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning.
October 13, 2009
The New Teacher Project Overview Slides. [PowerPoint, 2.47M]
August 4, 2009
The second Education Stakeholders Forum, held August 4, provided detailed information regarding Race to the Top Fund, Investing in Innovation Fund, and Part II of the State Fiscal Stabilization Fund. Here is information from the forum.
Thank you for your interest in these forums. We will post the date and time for the next forum here.
June 18, 2009
The Department of Education is hosting a series of forums to share updates and information on important education issues. These forums will enable Department staff to communicate directly with representatives of schools, organizations, state and local governments, and other interested parties who guide and support the work of schools.
The first forum was held on June 18, 2009, at the Department's headquarters in Washington, DC. Among the topics discussed:
- Issues related to the implementation of the education portions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA);
- The reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA);
- The Department's fiscal year 2010 budget request;
- Current higher education issues; and
- Other high-priority education matters.
See the transcript of the meeting. PDF (208K)