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Building State Capacity to Improve Schools: CSR & Title I 
May 11-12, 2006
Atlanta, GA

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Keynote Address  

  • Henry Johnson, Assistant Secretary, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, U.S. Department of Education    


Plenary One: The State’s Obligation to Help Districts and Schools Improve

  • Ted Stilwill, Chief Officer, Learning Point Associates and former Director, Iowa Department of Education 


Breakout Session One: Essential Elements of Statewide Systems of Support  


Plenary Session Two: Introducing the Recently Released Schoolwide Program Guidance 

  • Ruth Grimes-Crump, Student Achievement and School Accountability Program, U.S. Department of Education    


Breakout Session Two and Three: Perspectives on Title I Schoolwide Programs  

  • Conducting a Comprehensive Needs Assessment:
  • Schoolwide Programs
  • Bill McGrady, Student Achievement and School Accountability Program, U.S. Department of Education

  • Creating a Comprehensive Plan:
  • Ruth Grimes-Crump

  • Program Evaluation/Annual Review:
  • "Real Time" Evaluation Strategies
  • Margaret McNeely, Team Leader, Academic Improvement and Teacher Quality Program, U.S. Department of Education and Sheila Sjolseth, Academic Improvement and Teacher Quality Program, U.S. Department of Education

Friday, May 12, 2006

Plenary Session Three: Restructuring: What We Know About the NCLB Options

  • Additional Resources Mentioned in Presentation:

  • School Restructuring Options Under No Child Left Behind: What Works When?
    This series of four papers is designed to help district leaders understand their options when a school is identified for restructuring under NCLB. Each one summarizes what is known about when and under what circumstances each of these restructuring options works to improve student achievement.


Plenary Session Four: Implications for the Future of School Improvement