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February 7, 2013

RSVP for Upcoming Webinars: Fixing Financial Aid / Common Core and ELLs

From Tuesday’s inbox…

Upcoming Webinars: Fixing Financial Aid / Common Core and ELLs

A short description of upcoming Alliance for Excellent Education webinars is below, followed by additional information and RSVP details for each. Please note that you will need to register for each webinar in which you intend to participate, i.e., you will need to complete two registration forms if you intend to participate in both webinars.

NOTE: If you are unable to watch the webinar live, an archived version will be available at http://www.all4ed.org/webinars approximately one or two business days after the event airs.


A Broken System: Perspectives on Changing Federal Student Aid

Tuesday, February 12, 2013
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. (ET)

Panelists
Sandy Baum, PhD, Professor of Economics Emerita, Skidmore College
Kim Cook, Executive Director, National College Access Network
Denise Forte, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development, U.S. Department of Education
Charmaine Mercer, PhD, Vice President of Policy, Alliance for Excellent Education

Please join the Alliance for Excellent Education for a webinar on Tuesday, February 12, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (ET), to learn more about the slate of ideas and innovations for fixing the federal student financial aid system.

Made up of an assortment of grants, loans, campus-based aid, tax incentives, and other programs and policies, the federal student aid system is aimed at increasing access to postsecondary education by helping students and families pay for college. It has successfully supported millions of students with gaining access to college, but it has failed in ensuring student completion. The Alliance and numerous organizations across the country have recently released reports and principles that reimagine the design and delivery of federal student aid as a system focused on both access and completion.

Charmaine Mercer, vice president of policy for the Alliance, will moderate a conversation with three stakeholders in higher education. Kim Cook is executive director at the National College Access Network, an organization dedicated to building, strengthening, and empowering communities committed to college access and success, so that all students can achieve their educational dreams. Sandy Baum is an independent higher education policy analyst who has conducted research for the College Board, and coauthors the Trends in Higher Education series. Denise Forte is deputy assistant secretary in the Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development at the U.S. Department of Education, where she assists with the development of policies related to federal student aid. Panelists will also address questions submitted by viewers from across the country.

Register and submit questions for the February 12 webinar online at http://media.all4ed.org/registration-feb-12-2013.

Please direct questions concerning the webinar to alliance@all4ed.org.


Building on the Common Core State Standards to Improve Learning for English Language Learners

Tuesday, February 26, 2013
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. (ET)

Panelists
Kenji Hakuta, Lee L. Jacks Professor of Education, Stanford University
Mariana Haynes, Senior Fellow, Alliance for Excellent Education
Carrie Heath Phillips, Program Director, Common Core State Standards Implementation, Council of Chief State School Officers
Susan Pimentel, Education Analyst and Standards and Curriculum Specialist
Maria Santos, Deputy Superintendent for Instruction, Leadership and Equity-in-Action, Oakland Unified School District (California)

Please join the Alliance for Excellent Education on Tuesday, February 26, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (ET), for a webinar on how the transition to Common Core State Standards and Next-Generation Science Standards presents both opportunities and challenges for the growing number of English language learners. A number of initiatives are underway to help English learners access grade-level content while building their language proficiency. Stanford University launched a two-year initiative—Understanding Language—to look at the language demands contained in the new standards. The Council of Chief State School Officers recently developed the Framework for English Language Proficiency Development Standards to help states understand the sophisticated language competencies English language learners will need to perform in an academic area.

Kenji Hakuta and Maria Santos, cochairs of the Understanding Language initiative, and Susan Pimentel and Carrie Heath Phillips, developers of the Framework for English Language Proficiency Development Standards, will discuss these efforts and their respective accomplishments to date along with state and district actions needed to support English learners’ language and content learning. Mariana Haynes, senior fellow at the Alliance, will moderate the discussion. Panelists will also address questions submitted by webinar viewers from across the country.

Register and submit questions for the February 26 webinar online at http://media.all4ed.org/registration-feb-26-2013.

This webinar is made possible with support from

Please direct questions concerning the webinar to alliance@all4ed.org.

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