These combined sessions will update attendees on the stated policies and priorities of the new administration (both with respect to education specifically and the role of the federal government more generally) and will examime the follow-through on those priorities. Has the size of the federal government shrunk? Are there more opportunities and choices for States and Districts? What changes have come about that impact the everyday administration of federal programs? And what new challenges have been presented by this shift for which leaders should be prepared? In the second portion of the session, breakouts will examine federal legisaltive and regulatory procedure and how it has shifted in recent years. Attendees will learn how and when action should be taken to influence policy and how quickly changes at the federal level will impact them.
Leigh M. Manasevit has practiced in the field of education law since 1974 beginning as a trial attorney in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. As one of the two founding partners of Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC Mr. Manasevit established a law practice that addresses the legal issues involving educational institutions public, private, elementary and secondary, or postsecondary on the Federal level.
Ms. Martin has worked in federal education policy for more than a decade, including on Capitol Hill. She advises States, districts, colleges, schools, and organizations on Congressional and agency actions and policies.