Serving All Students: With a Focus on English Learners and Children with Disabilities
During this session, presenters will describe how States and local educational agencies effectively support all students, including English learners and children with disabilities. Presenters will discuss how approaches, including Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) and Response to Intervention (RTI), can help struggling students and how federal funds under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act can be leveraged to support programs and services for all students. Presenters will address this topic from both the federal and state perspectives. This session will feature staff from the U.S. Department of Education, State and local practitioners and subject matter experts from partner organizations.
Amy Bae is an Education Program Specialist in the Department’s Office of Special Education Programs, and she works across the Department supporting programs and services for English learners with disabilities.
Millie Bentley-Memon in an Education Program Specialist in the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of State Support and has more than fifteen years of experience working in federal programs, with a special expertise in English Learner education.
Brenda Calderon is an Education Program Specialist in the Department’s Office of State Support and is the lead for the State Support Network’s English Language Proficiency Community of Practice.
Katie Cox is an Education Program Specialist in the Department’s Office of State Support and serves as the lead of the English Learners Content Team.