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ED Opens Registration for December Combined Federal Programs Meeting

U.S. Department of Education

Office of State Support and Office of Special Education Programs


Combined Federal Programs Meeting

Improving Student Achievement through Analysis, Evaluation, and Accountability

December 6-7, 2018

Renaissance Downtown

999 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

Online Registration NOW OPEN!

Registration is now open for the 2018 Combined Federal Programs Meeting for State Directors of Title I, Title II, Title III, School Improvement, Foster Care, Assessment, and IDEA programs.  To register for this event, please visit  The website currently provides registration, hotel and travel information, and it will be updated as additional meeting information becomes available.

The theme for this year’s Combined Federal Programs Meeting is “Improving Student Achievement through Analysis, Evaluation, and Accountability,” and the attached agenda provides additional information about the sessions and topics to be covered during the meeting.  States are invited to send State teams with representation across federal programs to promote discussion and alignment of ESSA implementation across programs.

Please reach out to your OSS or OSEP State contacts with any questions about the meeting.  If you need assistance with registration, please contact Charlotte Soriano (

We look forward to seeing you in December!


Roberta Miceli & Patrick Rooney                                Ruth Ryder
Office of State Support                                             Office of Special Education Programs



Combined Federal Programs Meeting Agenda

About the Author

Patrick Rooney is the Deputy Director of the Office of State Support. Prior to joining the Office of State Support, Mr. Rooney worked in the Implementation and Support Unit, where he helped lead the work of the Reform Support Network, providing technical assistance to states implementing comprehensive Race to the Top reforms, and the Race to the Top Assessment program, which provided grants to groups of states to develop new assessments aligned to state’s college and career ready standards. Mr. Rooney previously worked in the DC Office of State Superintendent of Education, where he was a senior policy advisor and worked on a wide variety of K-12 issues in the District of Columbia.