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The State of ED: Updates from the U.S. Department of Education
During this session, the Department will provide updates on the transition to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). This will include an overview of the flexibilities in the ESSA for States, the options available for accountability and meaningful engagement with stakeholders, and the process for submitting State plans.
This talk was presented at:
National Title I Conference
February 2017 in Long Beach, CA
Patrick Rooney

Patrick Rooney is the Deputy Director of the Office of State Support, which provides support to States as they administer implementation of grant programs including ESEA Title I, II, & III, SIG, ESEA Flexibility, and RTT.

Christine Pilgrim

Christine Pilgrim is an Education Program Specialist in the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) at the U.S. Department of Education (ED).  She serves as a facilitator of collaboration with other offices within the agency to ensure alignment between OSEP’s Results-Driven Accountability and key ED initiatives.

Kay Rigling

Kay Rigling is the Deputy Assistant General Counsel for the Division of Elementary, Secondary, Adult and Vocational Education. She has worked in that division since 1979.  Prior to attending law school, Ms. Rigling taught special education.

Roberta Miceli

Roberta Miceli is a Deputy Director for the Office of State Support at the United States Department of Education (ED). In her role at ED, she is responsible for supporting states in implementing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Prior to coming to ED, Roberta held leadership positions with a small woman – and minority-owned educational consulting business; the Virginia Department of Education; the Department of Defense Education Activity; and local school districts.