Leveraging Federal Funds to Meet Student Needs
U.S. Department of Education staff will discuss strategies for using Federal funds together with State and local needs to support the educational needs of children. This session will (i) explore how schools identify and provide services aligned to specific student needs and (ii) apply scenarios that LEAs face when trying to address the needs of children within their schools, while also complying with the allowable uses of funds of different Federal programs. Federal programs such as Title I, Part A; Title I, Part C; Title II; Title III, Part A; and Title V, Part B of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) will be represented during this session.
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Lisa Gillette is the Director of the Office of Migrant Education. She leads the office’s planning and coordination efforts for its four grant programs: the Migrant Education Program, the Consortium Incentive Grant Program, the College Assistance Migrant Program, and the High School Equivalency Program. In this capacity, Ms. Gillette oversees the office’s activities related to grant and contract administration, policy development, program evaluation, and implementation of special initiatives.
John McLaughlin has been the federal coordinator of the McKinney-Vento Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program since March 2008 and also for the neglected or delinquent program through 2015. He has been an educator and administrator in the fields of ESL, at-risk education, teacher education and service learning.
Christine Pilgrim serves as an Education Program Specialist for the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) at the U.S. Department of Education. In this role, she supports implementation efforts for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).