Proposal 1: U.S. Department of Education

I found a document from the U.S Department of Education.   The U.S. Department of Education is committed to supporting State education agencies (SEAs) as they implement ambitious reform agendas through their approved Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) flexibility requests.  Consistent with this commitment, the Department has developed a monitoring process that is designed to identify areas in which SEAs need assistance and support to meet their goals, as well as address the Department’s responsibilities for continued fiscal and programmatic oversight.  The information and data gathered through monitoring will inform the Department’s support of SEAs that have approved ESEA flexibility requests.  The Department has divided the monitoring into three components that will be rolled out over the course of the 2012-2013 school year.

Part A: the initialreview of the implementation an SEA’s approved ESEA flexibility request; specifically aims to provide the Department with a deeper understanding of each SEA’s goals and approach to implementing ESEA flexibility and ensure that the SEA has the critical elements of ESEA flexibility in place to begin implementation of its plan in the 2012-2013 school year.

Part B: takes a deeper look at the SEA’s early implementation of ESEA flexibility and other unwaived Title I requirements, as well as follow-up on any outstanding issues or concerns from Part A

Part C: look at each SEA’s ongoing implementation of its approved ESEA flexibility request and other unwaived Title I requirements through a combination of on-site monitoring, desk monitoring, and progress checks.

Across all three components, the Department aims to support the SEA in its implementation of ESEA flexibility by identifying areas for additional technical assistance.This source leaves the education responsibility to the state.

This relates to my topic on closing the education gap in America.


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