2019 ED Title I, Part D Coordinators National Conference

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2019 ED Title I, Part D Coordinators National Conference

Maximizing Student Outcomes and Title I, Part D Resources Through Collaboration

June 4-6, 2019

American Institutes for Research

Washington, DC

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) and NDTAC are proud to host the 2019 U.S. Department of Education Title I, Part D Coordinators National Conference, Maximizing Student Outcomes and Title I, Part D Resources Through Collaboration. The conference will be at the headquarters of American Institutes for Research in Washington, DC. between June 4 through June 6, 2019.

The conference will offer State Title I, Part D coordinators an opportunity to learn from each other as well as from national experts on correctional education and child welfare systems, staff of ED and collaborating Federal agencies, and staff from NDTAC. The National Conference is a signature event for the N or D community and State coordinators each year to improve their administration and implementation of the Title I, Part D programs with close support and collaboration from staff at ED and NDTAC.

Our conference includes representatives from ED, other Federal agencies, and experts from the field this year. On Tuesday, June 4th, during the first day of the conference, Frank Brogan, Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education at ED will deliver welcoming remarks. Our keynote speaker this year will be Peter Forbes, Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Youth Services, who will present how he and others in the Bay State have collaborated to improve correctional education for delinquent youth. Commissioner Forbes will be the first State agency chief to serve as a keynote speaker at our national conference. On Wednesday, June 5th, Administrator Caren Harp of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention will be our featured guest and will discuss the Juvenile Justice Reform Act of 2018 and its implications for correctional education. We could not be more honored to be hosts to such high-profile representatives as Assistant Secretary Forbes, Administrator Harp, and Commissioner Forbes at this year’s conference.

Interspersed across all three days of the conference, several sessions will feature representatives of ED and the Office of Student Support and Accountability (OSSA). The OSSA staff, including Faatimah Muhammad, Supervisory Education Program Specialist, and John McLaughlin, Education Program Specialist, and Libby Witt, Education Program Specialist, will offer their thoughts on successfully administering Part D programs as well as a listening session and opportunity to hear from the Office of General Counsel at ED. Based on feedback received from previous conferences, ED and NDTAC have also found multiple opportunities to host formal and informal networking sessions for ND Coordinators to connect with peers. These opportunities to connect with staff from ED, NDTAC, and each other are critically important and a feature of the conference this year.

Throughout the rest of the conference, we have a variety of sessions on key topics that require collaboration and coordination to achieve success for N or D youth. On both Tuesday and Wednesday, David Osher, Principal Investigator of NDTAC and Kathleen Guarino of the National Center on Safe and Supportive Learning Environments will host a plenary and support breakout sessions on Understanding the Social-Emotional and Trauma-related Needs of Youth in Secure Settings. On Wednesday, a second plenary and breakout session will delve into data-based decision making in correctional education with a focus on utilizing data reporting for Title I, Part D in program evaluation. On Thursday, June 6th, we are also excited to host Ramon de Azua of Kelleher and Associates and Nicholas Read, a former NDTAC technical assistance team member and current representative of American Institutes for Research, as they present the new report, Promoting Education and Transition Success for Neglected and Delinquent Youth: An Evaluation of the Title I, Part D Program Study (2019).