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ED Releases Fact Sheet: State-Administered Programs under the ESEA and the USDA Meal Waivers

Dear colleagues,


Happy new year! I am sharing the enclosed fact sheet that the Department released today regarding the waivers granted by USDA for the school meal programs and its impact on certain state-administered programs under the ESEA. It may also be found here. We hope you find this information helpful.





Patrick Rooney
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Ave. SW
Washington, DC 20202


Attachment: Fact Sheet

About the Author

Patrick Rooney is the Director of two offices--Evidence-Based Practices Assessment and Accountability and School Support and Accountability within ED’s Office of Elementary and Secondary Education. Before this recent appointment, Mr. Rooney was 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 also 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.