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Stand and Be Counted: Politics and Advocacy in the New Administration
This session will explore avenues for participation in federal education policy formulation. This is an exclusive opportunity for attendees to discuss how education policy will develop in the new administration with recognized experts from the Washington, D.C. law firm of Brustein & Manasevit, and learn how to effectively participate in the lawmaking and policymaking processes. In this interactive session participants will learn: The basics of the federal legislative and regulatory process, as it has played out through the lens of recent legislation like the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and other major pieces of policy legislation. Policy issues that schools, districts, and states will face with the implementation of the newly enacted ESSA and other proposed changes to federal laws and regulations. How to most effectively reach out to federal agencies and Congressional representatives to express policy priorities and concerns and ensure your voice is heard and considered. Changes in the administration and Congress, up-to-the-minute education policy developments, and predictions for education policy direction in the long term.
This talk was presented at:
National Title I Conference
February 2017 in Long Beach, CA
Leigh Manasevit

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 a founding partner of Brustein & Manasevit, Mr. Manasevit established a law practice that addresses the legal issues involving educational institutions public, private, elementary and secondary, or postsecondary. Mr. Manasevit has worked extensively on the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) and the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). He has advised and trained schools, districts, states, and private providers on implementation of ESSA. Mr. Manasevit is a member of the California Bar, the District of Columbia Bar, the Bar of the United States Supreme Court, and several bars of the United States Court of Appeals.

Julia Martin

Ms. Martin is the Legislative Director at Brustein & Manasevit. She has worked in the field of federal education policy for nearly a decade, including work on Capitol Hill.