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Policy Analysis Initiative

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

 Save the Date!

 Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and the Coalition for Teaching Quality Invite You to Attend

 Strengthening Educator Recruitment, Development, and Support through ESSA                    Implementation

 Thursday, June 23, 2016, 10:00–11:15 a.m. (ET)

 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building,Washington, DC

 Moderator, Christopher Poulos, NBCT, 2007 Connecticut Teacher of the Year


 David Bechtel, Principal, Basic Academy for International Studies, Clark County, NV 

 Alexander Diaz, Biology Teacher, East Side High School, Newark, NJ

 Christopher Drape, NBCT, Manager, Beginning Teacher Mentor program and Teacher Residency program, Seattle Public Schools, WA

 Mitzi Durham, NBCT, English Language Arts Teacher, Clark County, NV

 Aubrey Gray, National Student Vice President, Educators Rising, Pickerington, OH

 Terry Holliday, former Kentucky Commissioner of Education

 Angela Minnici, Director, Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, American Institutes for Research, Washington, DC

This briefing will examine ways in which the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) can support states and districts in strengthening and diversifying the educator pipeline; addressing teacher shortages and retention; providing ongoing support and leadership opportunities for educators; and implementing state equity plans to ensure equitable access to effective teachers. 

At the briefing, the Coalition for Teaching Quality will release three new consensus policy papers on teacher and principal recruitment, professional learning and growth, and leadership. 

                                                           RSVP here

The Coalition for Teaching Quality represents more than 100 national civil rights, disability, parent, student, community and education organizations advocating for all students to have access to fully prepared and effective educators.  


House Education and Workforce Full Committee Hearing

Thursday, June 23 at 9:00 a.m. in  Room 2175 Rayburn

Next Steps in K-12 Education: Examining Recent Efforts to Implement the ESSA

Honorable John B. King, Secretary, US Department of Education


Here is your opportunity to have a voice at the state level. Each state has to create plans to address ESSA implementation. This link will be continuously updated:

ESSA Implementation in the States

On May 31, 2016, the US Department of Education released its notice of proposed rulemaking,  for state accountability and state plans. It is requesting and will accept public comments until August 1. 

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