You are invited to the Education Policy Forum
Executive Director and CEO, ASCD
Wednesday, January 18th, 12-2 pm
RSVP by January 15th
Deborah S. Delisle is the Executive Director and CEO of ASCD. During Deb's 40-year career in education, she has served as a teacher, gifted education specialist, curriculum director, elementary school principal, district associate superintendent, superintendent, state superintendent, and university instructor. She was nominated as the U.S. Assistant Secretary of Elementary and Secondary Education by President Obama in January 2012, confirmed by the U.S. Senate on April 27, 2012, and served in that position until 2015. As an assistant secretary of education, she played a pivotal role in policy and management issues affecting preK, elementary, and secondary education for the U.S. Department of Education and oversaw 86 programs with a portfolio of almost 26 billion dollars. Delisle coordinated and recommended policy for programs designed to assist state and local education agencies in improving the achievement of preschool, elementary, and secondary school students.
This is an extraordinary time in education. Our students are facing a future world whose parameters have yet to be defined and they are relying on us to make the best decisions for them. For more than a decade, there has been a growing interest in and focus on accountability including the measurement of students’ academic achievement. As a result, an enormous amount of energy, time, and emotion has been expended reacting to issues such as Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and various types of assessments. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) presents a unique and timely opportunity to step back, reflect, refocus, and become proactive on how our schools, districts, and states should define and evaluate student success. This moment may never cross our paths again; hence, it is critical to seize it with vigor, focus and, most especially, with students at the core of decisions. This session will focus on work being considered and done involving the use of multimetric accountability systems across states and districts. A short presentation will be followed by a robust conversation.
Location: Institute for Educational Leadership, 4301 Connecticut Ave, NW, Suite 100, Washington, DC 20008. Closest Metro station is Van Ness-UDC (red line). Parking is available in the building's garage for a fee.
Required reservations may be made online by Sunday, January 15th.
Limited available seating is assigned according to the order in which reservations are received. Thirteen dollars for the subsidized lunch will be collected at the door (cash or check only).