2018 Annual Conference

2018 Annual Conference

Navigating Title I, Part D Administration: Charting Your Course

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The 2018 U.S. Department of Education’s (ED) Office of Safe and Healthy Students Title I, Part D Coordinators National Conference, Navigating Title I, Part D Administration: Charting Your Course, was held on May 22-24, 2018. The conference brought together state Title I, Part D (Part D) coordinators, experts from the field, and staff from ED and NDTAC. Topics addressed at the conference included improving education for youth in the juvenile justice and foster care systems; understanding and serving crossover youth; the administration of Part D programs (e.g., state plans, capacity-building for subgrantees, assessing and meeting local facilities’ needs, achieving Part D outcomes, and subgrantee monitoring); and the Every Student Succeeds Act.

The Conference Program contains the agenda, handouts, and activities from the conference.

OSHS TIPD National Conference Details

Details about select conference sessions, including presentations and handouts, can be found by clicking on the links below:

Part D State Coordinator Panel I: Achieving Part D Outcomes

During this session, coordinators shared how their State programs are working to achieve and improve student outcomes. Panelists discussed answers to the following questions:

  1. What is working at the State level to achieve desired student outcomes? What are the biggest State-level challenges to doing so?
  2. What is working at the local level to achieve desired student outcomes? What are the biggest local-level challenges to doing so?​
  • Facilitator:
    • Earl Myers, OSHS, ED
  • Panelists:
    • Murray Meszaros, Part D Coordinator, Utah
    • Amber Skaggs, Part D Coordinator, Kentucky
    • Karen Steinhaus, Part D Coordinator, California

Part D State Coordinator Panel II: Building Subgrantees’ Capacity

During this session, coordinators shared efforts to build subgrantees’ capacity to administer Part D. Panelists discussed answers to the following questions:

  1. What capacity-building activities do SEAs undertake to help State and LEA subgrantees optimize their use of Part D funds?
  2. How can ED support these capacity-building activities?
  • Facilitator:
    • Hamed Negrón-Perez, FPO, OSHS, ED
  • Panelists:
    • Valerie Ashton-Thomas, Part D Coordinator, Maryland
    • Dawn Carmody, Part D Coordinator, Michigan
    • Suzanne Peck, Part D Coordinator, Idaho

Part D State Coordinator Panel III: Subgrantee Monitoring: Effective Practices and Challenges

During this session, coordinators discussed their most effective practices for monitoring subgrantees. Panelists responded to the following questions:

  1. What are your SEA’s most effective monitoring practices?
  2. What are your SEA’s biggest monitoring challenges? How do you address them?
  • Facilitator:
    • Phyllis Scattergood, FPO, OSHS, ED
  • Panelists:
    • Rachel Beech, Part D Coordinator, Kansas
    • Patricia Frost, Part D Coordinator, Nebraska
    • LaNetra Guess, Part D Coordinator, Texas

Keynote Presentation: Blueprint for Change: Education Success for Youth in the Juvenile Justice and Foster Care System

In this session, representatives from the Juvenile Law Center and the American Bar Association provided an overview of the Blueprints for Change (Education Success for Youth in the Juvenile Justice System and Education Success for Youth in the Juvenile Justice System and Education Success for Children in Foster Care). These tools are designed to help various stakeholders—including youth, educators, juvenile justice and education system administrators, and State and local agencies—improve education for youth involved in the child-serving system. The session featured goals and benchmarks that can be applied to states’ Part D programs, as well as examples of State and local levels of practice.

  • Moderator:
    • Simon Gonsoulin, Project Director, NDTAC
  • Presenters:

Federal Monitoring for Part D

During this session, OSHS staff shared their thoughts about federal monitoring for Part D and elicit from coordinators how OSHS’s monitoring can be most helpful.

  • Facilitator:
    • Hamed Negrón-Perez, FPO, OSHS, ED

Part D State Coordinator Panel IV: State Plans

This facilitated discussion shared how SEAs will (1) implement the Part D goals and objectives from their State plans, including those related to transition; (2) use and evaluate their State plans to guide the administration of Part D programs; and (3) support subgrantees’ and facilities’ adoption and use of State plans.

  • Facilitator:
    • Nicole White, FPO, OSHS, ED
  • Panelists:
    • Patricia Frost, Part D Coordinator, Nebraska
    • Kyle Peaden, Part D Coordinator, Wisconsin
    • Colin Usher, Part D Coordinator, Nevada 

Plenary: Understanding and Serving the Needs of Crossover Youth

During this session, participants explored needs and strategies related to improving the education of youth involved in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems. Speaker defined “crossover youth,” described needs and challenges related to serving this population of students (e.g., providing effective transition services, collecting data, conducting program evaluation), shared opportunities and strategies for collaboration, and shared practical examples for coordinators.