2015 Legislative Session

2015 MASE Platform Brochure!


Save the Date!

MASE Day @ the Capitol
Thursday, March 5, 2015

Please mark your calendars for the 2015 MASE Day at the Capitol. The day will begin with a light breakfast and legislative meeting at the Best Western Kelly Inn (near the Capitol), the group will then head to the Capitol to meet with various legislators, and return to the Best Western Kelly Inn to conclude the day. If you are interested in staying overnight at the Best Western Kelly Inn on March 4 or 5, please request the MASE group rate (available until Feb. 1). All MASE members are welcome to attend. Questions? Please contact John Klaber.



Via our Department’s website are a set of materials that provide a substantive overview of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) flexibility process—also known as ESEA waivers—by which 34 states and the District of Columbia have applied for and received flexibility regarding certain provisions of ESEA.  The intent of these materials—a brochure and five companion fact sheets—is to explain the rationale and intent of ESEA flexibility, as well as address its key components and highlight plan elements for a number of states approved for flexibility.  For the ease of your members and affiliates, all of the documents can be easily printed and produced as front-to-back copies; the fact sheets are two-pagers, and the brochure is a tri-fold.
The brochure and fact sheets can be found on the Department’s updated ESEA flexibility web page:http://www2.ed.gov/policy/elsec/guid/esea-flexibility/.  Individual links to the documents are below:
·        “The Opportunity of ESEA Flexibility” (brochure) -- http://www2.ed.gov/policy/elsec/guid/esea-flexibility/resources/esea-flex-brochure.pdf

·        “Protecting School and Student Accountability” (fact sheet) -- http://www2.ed.gov/policy/elsec/guid/esea-flexibility/resources/protecting-accountability.pdf

·        “Advancing Accountability and Graduation Rates” (fact sheet) -- http://www2.ed.gov/policy/elsec/guid/esea-flexibility/resources/graduation-rates.pdf

·        “Continuing to Expose and Close Achievement Gaps” (fact sheet) -- http://www2.ed.gov/policy/elsec/guid/esea-flexibility/resources/close-achievement-gaps.pdf

·        “Turning Around the Lowest-Performing Schools” (fact sheet) -- http://www2.ed.gov/policy/elsec/guid/esea-flexibility/resources/turn-around.pdf

·        “Supporting Teachers, Leaders, and Local Innovation” (fact sheet) -- http://www2.ed.gov/policy/elsec/guid/esea-flexibility/resources/supporting-innovation.pdf


To be updated as soon as information is available...
2013-2014 Education Committees:
  • Click Here for a pdf of the 2013-2014 Senate Education Committee
  • Click Here for a pdf of the 2013-2014 Senate E-12 Division Committee

  • Click Here for a pdf of the 2013-2014 House Education Policy Committee
  • Click Here for a pdf of the 2013-2014 House Education Finance Committee
  • Click Here for a pdf of the 2013-2014 House Early Childhood and Youth Development Policy Committee

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