Guest Post: NAEP Reading Framework Will Need Your Feedback!

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Guest Post: NAEP Reading Framework Will Need Your Feedback!

The National Assessment Governing Board is currently leading updates to the Mathematics and Reading Assessment Frameworks for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as the Nation’s Report Card. The frameworks guide development of the assessments and define what knowledge and skills students need in each subject area. Final updates to the frameworks will be reflected in the administration of the 2025 Reading and Mathematics assessments.

WestEd is a key partner in these efforts and has convened panels of subject-matter experts, practitioners, and other stakeholders to develop recommendations for improvement. An updated draft of the Reading Assessment Framework will be presented to the general public for additional feedback beginning in late June. We are seeking feedback from key stakeholders, especially those who have expertise in reading and reading education. To learn more about how you can provide feedback on this important framework, please visit: https://www.wested.org/project/2025-naep-assessment-frameworks-update/.

The New Title IX Regulations: What School Leaders Need to Know

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The New Title IX Regulations: What School Leaders Need to Know

On May 6th the U.S. Department of Education released the long-anticipated Title IX regulations. For the first time ever, the Department's Title IX regulations define sexual harassment, including sexual assault, as unlawful sex discrimination. It also changes how districts can investigate Title IX claims and the adjudication process. Register for the webinar here.

Districts have to begin implementing the Title IX regulations in August and to assist district leaders and principals, AASA and NASSP have lined up a great team of K-12 legal experts from the law firm of Hogan Lovells who will explain the regulations, describe what Title IX practices and policies must change under the new regulations and what steps school leaders should take to prepare for the implementation of these regulations. In addition, attendees will hear about how these regulations impact the policy discussions on Capitol Hill as well as litigation to stop the regulations from going into effect.

 

Register for this free webinar here.

Maree Sneed, Partner, Hogan Lovells LLP

Joel Buckman, Counsel, Hogan Lovells LLP Megan Wilson, Associate, Hogan Lovells LLP Sasha Pudelski, Advocacy Director, AASA

 

For decades, Maree Sneed has provided extensive counsel to AASA and its members advising them on a wide range of state and federal legal issues, including those involving the U.S. Constitution, No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB), the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Title IV and VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. She is a partner at Hogan Lovells, LLP.

Joel Buckman is Counsel at Hogan Lovells and advises and represents education institutions and associations, to public and private primary and secondary schools. Joel's practice has involved a wide range of issues, including Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and Department of Justice (DOJ) civil rights investigations and faculty and staff labor and employment issues.

Megan Wilson is an Associate at Hogan Lovells LLP where she helps education clients comply with federal, state, and industry-specific requirements. She regularly monitors industry developments in order to proactively advise clients on new rules, innovations, and best practices.