National Meetings – Joint Federal Programs Meeting Washington DC at the Mayflower Hotel July 23-25, 2014


The first ever Collaborative Federal Programs Meeting was held in Washington, D.C. July 23-25, 2014. The organizing of this meeting started in September of 2013 when the National Title I Association (NASTID) and the National Council of State Title III Directors (NCSTIIID) began planning to meet jointly in the summer of 2014. Those plans expanded to include the Title I 1003(g) SIG Directors/Office of School Turnaround and some members of the National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE)/Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP)/Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS).

The agenda included presentations to State and District Title III Directors, SIG Directors, the NASTID Board meetings, and the NCSTIIID membership meeting, joint meetings with USED staff, breakout presentations (focusing on all four areas of Title I, Title III, SIG, and Special Education) and a half-day of meetings for State Directors/staff only, with USED staff.

The National Title I Association coordinated the meetings. TransACT was one of the sponsors for this meeting and was proud and happy to be part of this historic event.

Alyssa Thornley

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Alyssa Thornley has spent her career working to support schools and communities in providing opportunity to all students. In positions as a teacher, professional development coordinator, and as a volunteer, she has focused on the community’s role in education, and in designing efficient programs that work for diverse needs. Alyssa leads TransACT’s customer engagement and market strategy efforts, and works to ensure innovative programs, guidance, and thought leadership from across the country’s districts are being shared and spread.