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Request for nominations to serve on the Regional Advisory Committees
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Dear colleagues,

I want to share a notice that was published in the Federal Register earlier this week and a related letter sent to the chief state school officers. We are requesting nominations for the Regional Advisory Committees. See below for more information. I hope you will consider this opportunity if you are interested and share it with your networks in your state.





Department requests nominations to serve on the Regional Advisory Committees

The Secretary of Education (Secretary) invites interested parties to submit nominations for individuals for appointment to serve on the Regional Advisory Committees (RACs). The Secretary is establishing the RACs to collect information on the education needs of each region and how those needs may be addressed through technical assistance activities provided by Comprehensive Centers. Nominations may be submitted to my office at following the instructions in the “ADDRESSES” section of the Request for nominations to serve on the Regional Advisory Committees published in the Federal Register on April 11, 2023The deadline for nominations is May 11, 2023 For more details regarding the RACs and the nomination process, please consult the Request for nominations.

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.