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Future Directions: Examining the Blueprint for Reauthorizing ESEA

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The federal government recently released the blueprint for reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). This document broadly outlines the Obama administration's vision for changes to the legislation and the federal government's role in education. Decisions about the reauthorization of ESEA will have serious implications for educational policy and practice at all levels and will set the course for the national approach to education. Will it be a whole child approach to education?

In this episode of the Whole Child Podcast, learn more about the direction of the ESEA Blueprint and what it means for the whole child, educators, and families. You'll hear from ASCD's public policy director, David Griffith, and two practitioners from Newport News (Va.) Public Schools: elementary school principal Brian Nichols and 5th grade teacher Christine Steigleman.

We want to hear from you! What do you think of the ESEA Blueprint, and what would the proposed changes to the legislation mean for students, educators, and families in your school and community? Share your reactions and questions in the comments.

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