NALEO California Statewide Policy Institute on Education Governance - NALEO Educational Fund

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August 27-28, 2018 | Palo Alto, CA


Nearly one in 10 students in the United States K-12 public school system is an English Language Learner (ELL). The meaningful inclusion of these students in pathways towards college and career readiness is vital to the future economic success of the country. Home to 29 percent of all ELLs in the United States, California has adopted and implemented education laws to support the academic potential of ELL students. At the federal level, the passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) has provided additional flexibility at the state and local levels through changes in accountability and reporting requirements. Policymakers and local leaders will need to work in partnership to lead efforts that bolster student academic success as California works at the state and local school district levels to understand the alignment of ESSA with California’s state educational polices.

The NALEO California Statewide Policy Institute on Education Governance Governance will bring together school board members and superintendents from throughout the state to acquire tools that will help them leverage innovative and successful policies and best practices to support ELL students’ academic achievement. Participants will have an opportunity to network with their peers and hear from leading experts from the public, private, and non-profit sectors who will share their knowledge on pressing policy matters and governance strategies. The Policy Institute’s curriculum will cover:

The Institute’s curriculum will cover:

  • Getting on Board: Evolving Roles in Local Governance
  • Latino Student Academic Achievement in California
  • Lessons Learned from Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) and Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP)
  • Overview of ESSA and the California State Accountability Plan
  • The Growing Need to Support ELL Students
  • Unpacking State Assessments Systems at the Local Level
  • Show Me the Money: Per-Pupil, Per-School Reporting
  • California Networks for School Improvement
This convening is part of the NALEO Education Leadership Initiative (NELI), which aims to provide Latino public servants with the enhanced capacity and governance skills they need to become effective advocates for their communities, families, and students.

Sponsors


Title Sponsor



Investor Sponsor

College Board

For more information please contact:

Uriel Alejo

Program Coordinator for Constituency Services
NALEO Educational Fund
Tel: (213) 747-7606 ext 4437
Email: ualejo@naleo.org

Schedule


7:45 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
West Room, Paul Brest Hall, Munger Building, Stanford University

Breakfast


8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
East Room, Paul Brest Hall, Munger Building, Stanford University

Welcome Remarks

• Dr. Michael W. Kirst, President, California State Board of Education; Emeritus Professor of Education, Stanford University

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
East Room, Paul Brest Hall, Munger Building, Stanford University

Session I:

Getting on Board: Evolving Roles in Local Governance


Local school board members find themselves with both greater flexibility and more authority, which requires an increased focus on collaboration with superintendents to approach education policy as a governance team. In this session, participants will explore collaborative governance strategies with superintendents to leverage their strategic planning process and community stakeholder relationships to better support student academic achievement.

• Dr. Thomas L. Alsbury, President, Balance Governance Solutions; Professor, Northwest University

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
East Room, Paul Brest Hall, Munger Building, Stanford University

Session II:

Latino Student Academic Achievement in California


Latino students represent the majority of California’s K-12 student population. As school board members pursue local policies, they must understand how to navigate the various data sources available to them that highlight the educational attainment of students across the educational pipeline in the state and in their local communities. Participants in this session will receive an overview of Latino student academic achievement data and will participate in an “equity data walk” exercise.

• Mr. Ryan J. Smith, Executive Director, The Education Trust-West

• Mr. Anthony P. Chavez, External Relations Associate, The Education Trust-West

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
West Room, Paul Brest Hall, Munger Building, Stanford University

Luncheon Presentation:

Census 2020 – Make it Count!


• Mr. Eduardo Cisneros, Director of National Census Program, NALEO Educational Fund

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
East Room, Paul Brest Hall, Munger Building, Stanford University

Session III:

Lessons Learned from LCFF and LCAP


Enacted in 2013-14, California passed a Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) that changed the way the state finances and allocates funding to county offices of education, public school districts, and charter schools. This funding law also placed more responsibility on local governing boards and school district leadership to assess local needs and develop programs and interventions to support families and students in their communities. While LCFF provides school districts with greater autonomy in how resources may be allocated to improve equitable educational outcomes, districts have also been obligated to transparently articulate their goals and actions in Local Control Accountability Plans (LCAPs). In this session, policymakers will learn of early findings on LCFF and LCAP and will have an opportunity to discuss how to leverage lessons learned to improve their policy decision making at the local levels.

• Dr. Sean Tanner, Senior Research Associate, WestEd

• Dr. Magaly Lavadenz, Director, Center for Equity for English Learners, Loyola Marymount University; President, Californians Together

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
East Room, Paul Brest Hall, Munger Building, Stanford University

Session IV:

Overview of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and the California State Accountability Plan


ESSA is the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the federal education law that provides requirements for our K-12 public education system and replaced No Child Left Behind (NCLB). A primary aspect of ESSA is the shift in responsibility for policy implementation from the federal government to individual states. In 2017, all states were required to submit a State Accountability Plan to the U.S. Department of Education for approval. The California Department of Education’s State Accountability Plan is still pending approval. To capitalize on the opportunities found in ESSA, local leaders must understand the policy shifts and regulation changes in this new federal law. This session will provide an opportunity to discuss how ESSA and the California State Accountability Plan can integrate with LCAP to better support student needs and academic outcomes.

• Mr. Max Marchitello, Senior Analyst, Policy and Thought Leadership, Bellwether Education Partners

• Dr. Feliza Ortiz-Licon, Board Member, California State Board of Education; Senior Director, UnidosUS

• Dr. Karla Estrada, Director of Education, California Collaborative of Educational Excellence

5:00 p.m. – 5:05 p.m.
East Room, Paul Brest Hall, Munger Building, Stanford University

Evaluations


5:05 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
East Room, Paul Brest Hall, Munger Building, Stanford University

Closing Remarks


5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Oak Room/Sequoia Room, Lobby Level
Sheraton Palo Alto Hotel
626 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94301

Opening Reception

Host:
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Co-host:
College Board
7:45 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Paul Brest Patio, Munger Building, Stanford University

Breakfast


8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
East Room, Paul Brest Hall, Munger Building, Stanford University

Session V:

The Growing Need to Support ELL Students


In the significant majority of school districts in California, it is virtually impossible to be an educator and not have responsibility for educating ELL students. Governing boards must understand the legal requirements in place at the federal and state levels to support the education of ELLs as well as the relevant research base to develop local policies and practices to support educators in the classroom. This session will provide participants with an overview of California’s English Learner Roadmap, the legal requirements school districts are obligated to follow from the federal and state level, and an opportunity to identify what strategies promote the academic achievement of ELL students at the local level.

• Dr. Claude Goldenberg, Professor, Graduate School of Education, Stanford University

• Dr. Veronica Aguila, Director, English Learner Support Division, California Department of Education

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
East Room, Paul Brest Hall, Munger Building, Stanford University

Session VI:

Unpacking State Assessment Systems at the Local Level


Assessment systems are intended to be informative for schools, teachers, parents, and students. To receive federal funds, ESSA requires state education agencies to implement summative statewide assessments in science, math, and English Language Arts, as well as ELL student language assessments. However, states often exceed federal requirements by requiring interim and additional college and career readiness assessments. It is critical for governing board members to understand what assessments their school districts are obligated to implement and what frameworks need to be developed in partnership with school district leaders to build their capacity to support students’ academic needs. In this session, participants will have an opportunity to learn about the different types of assessments used in education, why they matter, and how school districts can use these assessments to support teaching and learning.

• Dr. Guillermo Solano Flores, Professor, Graduate School of Education, Stanford University

• Dr. Magda Chia, Director of Strategy, Impact and Policy, Understanding Language/Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning and Equity, Stanford University

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Paul Brest Patio, Munger Building, Stanford University

Networking Luncheon


12:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
East Room, Paul Brest Hall, Munger Building, Stanford University

Session VII:

Show Me the Money: Per-Pupil, Per-School Reporting


Under ESSA, states and public schools will see a change in their education finance reporting to the U.S. Department of Education for the 2018-2019 school year. ESSA requires that school funding be monitored and reported per-pupil, per-school, while previous federal laws have only required reporting to be done district-wide. This new school finance reporting system will provide policymakers with additional information during the budget process to target the needs of individual students. This session will include an overview of the new ESSA school funding reporting procedures and ways policymakers can prepare for these changes to address the educational needs of students through the new per-pupil, per-school requirement.

• Ms. Katie Hagan, Research Associate, Edunomics Lab, McCourt School of Public Policy, Georgetown University

2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
East Room, Paul Brest Hall, Munger Building, Stanford University

Session VIII:

California Networks for School Improvement


Addressing the current and future educational needs of California students will require that education stakeholders and policymakers collaborate now more than ever. This session will provide participants with an opportunity to engage in a discussion to identify policy tools like the California Dashboard or initiatives like CORE Districts they can support, create, and implement in their communities and school districts moving forward.

• Mr. Noah Bookman, Chief Strategy Officer, CORE Districts

• Mr. Jorge Aguilar, Superintendent, Sacramento City Unified School District

3:45 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.
East room, Paul Brest Hall, Munger Building, Stanford University

Evaluations


3:50 p.m. – 3:55 p.m.
East room, Paul Brest Hall, Munger Building, Stanford University

Closing Remarks

Contact


213-747-7606

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