Steps to Success with the Every Student Succeeds Act

Friday, Dec. 15

Steps to Success with the Every Student Succeeds Act

Presented by CSG Education & Workforce Development Public Policy Committee

This 90-minute session will be a helpful tool for state leaders to learn about state ESSA plans and the innovative education practices and policies each state proposed. Speakers from the U.S. Department of Education and the Education Commission of the States will lead a discussion on the shared challenges and possible policy solutions that are addressed through ESSA. This session will also cover the projected top five issues in education and workforce for 2018.

Panelists:

  • Paul Baumann, Director Education Commission of the State
  • Jason Botel, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary
  • Jan Brennan, Project Leader, National Center for Learning and Civic Engagement

 

RESOLUTION ON PROMOTING FEDERAL SUPPORT
FOR STATE SKILLS AND APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMS

RESOLUTION ON PROMOTING EQUITY IN EDUCATION


Speaker Biographies

Steps to Success with the Every Student Succeeds Act Session Bios

Presented by CSG Education & Workforce Development Public Policy Committee

Paul Baumann
Director Education Commission of the State

Baumann has worked in Education Commission of the States’ National Center for Learning and Civic Engagement since 2010, and has served as its director since 2011. He earned his Ph.D. in education from the University of Maryland-College Park, where his research focused on issues of teacher quality, teacher education and teacher compensation. He has served on the boards of several education nonprofits, including Campus Compact of the Mountain West and the Organization of American Kodály Educators (past president). 

Jason Botel
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary

Botel first began his service at the Department of Education in the role of Senior White House Advisor for Education. Botel started his career teaching at Booker T. Washington Middle School in West Baltimore as a Teach For America corps member and went on to serve as founding principal and executive director of KIPP Baltimore. Most recently, he was the executive director of MarylandCAN

Jan Brennan
Project Leader, National Center for Learning and Civic Engagement

Brennan joined the National Center for Learning and Civic Engagement in May 2015, supporting the development and success of programs that prepare students for full participation in democratic life. Previously, she has held positions with the Denver Office of Cultural Affairs, Colorado Business for the Arts and the Gill Foundation’s Gay & Lesbian Fund for Colorado. Brennan most recently served as executive director of El Sistema Colorado, part of an international youth orchestra enrichment program.