Wilmington, DE (PRWEB) June 01, 2013
Deborah Delisle, Assistant Secretary for the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education at the US Department of Education will speak at Content in Context (CIC), the annual meeting for professionals in the preK-12 learning resource industry. CIC has been jointly organized by the Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) and the School Division of the Association of American Publishers (AAP). She, along with Joel Packer from the Committee For Education Funding and Jay Urwitz from Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, LLP will present at the 2013 Federal Policy Outlook breakout session on June 3.
Ms. Delisle was nominated by President Obama (January 2012) and confirmed by the US Senate (April 2012) as Assistant Secretary for Elementary & Secondary Education at the Department of Education. In this role, she plays a pivotal role as principal adviser to the US Secretary of Education on all matters related to pre-k, elementary and secondary education. She also directs, coordinates and recommends policy for programs designed to assist state and local educational agencies with improving elementary and secondary school student achievement. Prior to joining the Department, Delisle served as Ohio’s 35th State Superintendent of Public Instruction (2008–2011) where she led successful application for the US Department of Education’s Race to the Top Program. She has received several honors and awards highlighting her creativity and innovation to her calling and service as an educator.
The 2013 Federal Policy Outlook session on June 3 will discuss the Obama Administration’s second-term agenda for education and what it means for existing and new education initiatives. Questions that will be explored include how federal competitive grants to states, such as Race to the Top and No Child Left Behind (NCLB) waivers, will drive legislative discussions and timelines and if reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) is expected. Attendees will get an update on the federal education agenda, both in Congress and the Department of Education, as well as predictions on what to expect for the rest of the year. This session is open to all CIC registrants.
About Content in Context
Content in Context (CIC) is the premier event welcoming the entire educational resource community. CIC 2013, presented by the Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) and the Association of American Publishers School Division (AAP), will explore the industry trends and feature numerous opportunities for participants to network and meet potential business partners. A full schedule of sessions will cover educational technology, content development, business strategy, market trends, marketing, and policy issues at the state and federal levels. Read more at http://www.contentincontext.org.