Executive Director Reaching At-Promise Students Association Ernie Silva works for the School for Integrated Academics and Technologies on legislation and policy. His expertise includes work with governmental, business and community organizations to build support for dropout recovery and critically at risk students. His leadership experience includes developing state and national coalitions of educators and others to support dropout recovery initiatives. Ernie has worked with charter school and district school administrators on accountability, budget, alternative education, English Language Learners, career technical education and related issues since 1997. He has been a registered lobbyist with the Secretary of State’s Office since 1990 and earned his Juris Doctor from King Hall, U.C. Davis School of Law, in 1983.
Education and Workforce Development in the 115th Congressional Session –
The November 2016 election brought changes in Congressional direction. Hear from House Education and Workforce Committee staff about what those changes mean for education and workforce development at the federal level. Changes in education and accountability resulted under the Congressional Review Act. Significant bipartisan changes in workforce development are being debated in the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (H.R. 5587) and other opportunities for at promise students will result from the passage of the Juvenile Justice Reform Act of 2017. Learn from congressional staff about how these laws evolved and what they mean for opportunity youth in the coming years. This is an unprecedented opportunity to gain an inside view of national policy development and to begin your analysis of how to position your schools, programs and students to take advantage of emerging trends and policies.
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Building A Cohesive Voice for Alternative Accountability Be sure to join us for the 2016 Closing Session which will provide an opportunity to strategize about ways to impact National and State accountability policy. The adoption of ESSA brings a fresh perspective for refining accountability policies for those serving vulnerable populations and recognizes sustained momentum focused on opportunity youth. Join representatives of American Youth Policy Forum, Civic Enterprises, the California Dropout Research Project and RAPSA to learn about new opportunities and gain insight into past barriers to alternative accountability needs. Gain insight into some of the data challenges nontraditional schools and students present to researchers, advocates and policy makers. Help build a consensus to encourage best practices for data collection and useage. Learn how to frame the alternative accountability conversation to ensure policies are flexible, responsive, and useable for alternative settings. Join us on Saturday October 29th!
the annual alternative accountability policy forum is a Education policy conference from:
Alternative Accountability Policy Forum 2605 Temple Heights Dr Suite F, Oceanside, CA 92056 (916) 712-9087