The Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) is requesting applications from candidates interested in serving on the 2021-22 State ESEA Title III Advisory Committee. Title III of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) provides funding to ensure that English learners attain English proficiency and achieve at high academic levels. It also ensures English learners can meet the same challenging state academic standards that all children meet. Title III requires that each state education agency in developing its Title III state plan consult with local educational agencies (LEAs), teachers, administrators of Title III programs, parents of English learners, and other relevant stakeholders. In addition to providing consultation on the state plan, the State Title III Advisory Committee will serve as an advisory body to support OSSE in carrying out its responsibilities under Title III of the ESEA for the District of Columbia.

To ensure that a range of stakeholders are represented, OSSE is seeking applications from:
  • School and LEA administrators
  • Teachers
  • Parents/guardians
  • Educators from institutions of higher education
  • Other members of community organizations
 
Previous committee members are eligible to apply again.

Goals
  • Provide expertise in identifying strengths and most salient needs and concerns of the children who are English learners, including immigrant students in the District. 
  • Analyze strengths and gaps in existing public policy, guidelines, and technical assistance pertinent to Title III-related services.
  • Contribute to the development of comprehensive educational program, administration, and accountability guidelines to support local education agencies in ensuring that immigrant children and English learners attain English proficiency and meet State academic achievement standards. 
Responsibilities
  • Attend at least four of the five scheduled meetings. 
  • Participate in up to three additional subcommittee meetings, if needed.
  • Complete tasks as assigned by the committee. 
  • Review read-ahead materials, if provided three or more days prior to the meeting.
Meeting Dates
1.       Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, 3-4:30 p.m.
2.       Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021, 3-4:30 p.m.
3.       Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022, 3-4:30 p.m.
4.       Wednesday, March 16, 2022, 3-4:30 p.m.
5.       Wednesday, May 12, 2022, 3-4:30 p.m.

Location

Virtual meeting, or OSSE – 1050 First St NE, First Floor, Washington, DC 20002.
 
The application deadline is Friday, Sept. 10, 2021. Applicants will be notified by Friday, Oct. 1, 2021. For more information, please contact Jennifer Norton, Manager for English Learner Supports at Jennifer.Norton@dc.gov.

Please complete the application below. Thank you!

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* 1. Contact information

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* 2. Organizational Affiliation (Check all that apply.)

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* 3. Current employer
(If you currently work at a school, please name the school.)

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* 4. Current position

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* 5. Role type (Check all that apply.)

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* 6. Areas of expertise

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* 7. Why do you wish to serve on the State Title III Advisory Committee?

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* 8. What knowledge, skills, experience, expertise, and/or perspective will you bring to the committee if selected?

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* 9. What do you see as the most significant current EL policy need in the District of Columbia? Please briefly explain your reasons.

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* 10. Which subcommittee are you most interested in joining?

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* 11. Are you available to attend the meetings on these dates?
1.       Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, 3-4:30 p.m.
2.       Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021, 3-4:30 p.m.
3.       Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022, 3-4:30 p.m.
4.       Wednesday, March 16, 2022, 3-4:30 p.m.
5.       Wednesday, May 12, 2022, 3-4:30 p.m.

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* 12. If you answered "No" to the previous question, which meeting(s) will you be unable to attend?

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* 13. Are you able to fulfill the State Title III Committee member responsibilities as listed below?

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Attend at least 4 of the 5 scheduled meetings.
Participate in up to 3 additional subcommittee meetings, if needed
Complete tasks as assigned by the Committee
Review read-ahead materials, if provided 3 or more days prior to the meeting.

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* 14. Thank you for your interest in ensuring high-quality education for students who are English learners. Applicants will be notified by Friday, Oct. 1, 2021. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Jennifer Norton, manager of English learner supports, at Jennifer.Norton@dc.gov.

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