Summer seminars focus on education policy

The U.S. Department of Education is inviting teachers to participate in a series of seminars focused on education policy related to the No Child Left Behind Act, the Common Core state standards, professional development and other topics.

The “Summer Seminars at Six” take place on alternating Thursdays from 6 to 7 p.m. Educators can register to participate in the sessions online, via USTREAM.

Here’s a list of the remaining sessions from the U.S. Department of Education:

  • July 28: “Who’s on First? State and Federal Roles and Responsibilities for Education,” a discussion about Common Core, U.S. Department of Education funding streams and competitive programs, and Race to the Top.
  • Aug. 11: “Fixing What’s Broken in No Child Left Behind,” a discussion about the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, problems educators are encountering with No Child Left Behind, Obama administration proposals to overhaul the law, the administration’s Blueprint for Reform, and the federal School Improvement Grant program.
  • Aug. 25: “Leading Their Profession: Teachers and Education Policy,” a discussion about teacher evaluations; teacher involvement in local, state and federal education policy issues; the Teacher Incentive Fund; and Title II.

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