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The (Juris) Doctors Are In: A Lawyers’ Diagnosis for Navigating the ESEA

Even in a time of significant State and local flexibility, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) remains a statute with some challenging features.  Two experienced U.S. Department of Education attorneys will help you diagnose key areas of potential concern and suggest possible treatments that afford flexibility in implementing the statute without causing stress or tension.  If good legal advice, music, and laughter are the best medicine, this presentation will help you implement ESSA and cure all that ails you.  And we make house calls.

This talk was presented at:
National Title I Conference
February 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Staff, U.S. Department of Education

Philip Rosenfelt

Philip H. Rosenfelt is the Deputy General Counsel for Program Service in the Office of the General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Education (the Department).  In this post, he oversees legal services to the Department relating to the development and implementation of federal programs that assist elementary and secondary, vocational and adult education, special education, rehabilitative services, the Institute of Education Sciences, educational equity, and ethics provisions.

Kay Rigling

Kay Rigling serves as the Deputy Assistant General Counsel. In this role, she supports OSS in the implementation of the ESEA.