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A network of NCTE, CCCC, and TYCA volunteers track state policy developments impacting English language arts, English studies, literacy, and the humanities. These volunteers, one covering P12 education and one covering higher education in each state, provide other members with analyzed information about state policies. With this knowledge, educators can better participate in the policymaking process that affects them, their students, their institutions, and their communities.

Updates from the DC Office

The Democratic representatives to the House Education & the Workforce Committee include the following:

Bobby Scott (VA-3), Ranking Member

Alma Adams (NC-12) (new committee member)

Suzanne Bonamici (OR-1)

Katherine Clark (MA-5) (new committee member)

Joe Courtney (CT-2)

Susan A. Davis (CA-53)

Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) (new committee member)

Marcia L. Fudge (OH-11)

Raul M Grijalva (AZ-3)

Ruben Hinojosa (TX-15)

Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) (new committee member)

Jared Polis (CO-2)

Gregoria Sablan, Northern Mariana Islands

Mark Takano (CA-41)

Chairman Lamar Alexander held his second hearing on No Child Left Behind on January 27, 2015 to discuss Supporting Teachers and School Leaders.  The witnesses scheduled to speak were:

  • Dr. Dan Goldhaber , Director, National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research at the American Institutes for Research; Director, Center for Education Data and Research at the University of Washington, Bothell, WA
  • Dr. Terry Holliday , Commissioner of Education, Commonwealth of Kentucky, Frankfort, KY
  • Mr. Saul Hinojosa , Superintendent of Schools, Somerset Independent School District, Somerset, TX
  • Ms. Rachelle Moore , 1st Grade Teacher, Madrona K-8 School, Seattle, WA
  • Dr. Christine Handy-Collins , Principal, Gaithersburg High School, Gaithersburg, MD

The next gathering of the HELP Committee will be a Roundtable on  ?February 3, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. to discuss Innovation to Better Meet the Needs of Students.

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