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Education Policy Fellowship Program

Implications of No Child Left Behind: 
Opportunities & Challenges

January 27, 2003
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Kellogg Center, MSU

This session will explore the implications, opportunities and challenges of the federal No Child Left Behind Act legislation. This interactive seminar will begin with some historical background and examine several key issues, including adequately yearly progress, assessment, the impact on urban schools, the positive effects of the legislation, and the impact on Michigan schools. The Fellows will explore their perceptions and possible communication strategies to impact local communities.


Resource Persons:

EPFP Learning Team Members:
Guy Blackburn, Oakland Schools
Linda Burroughs, Flint Community Schools
Kathy Golinski, Oakland Schools
Shari Krishnan, Michigan Special Education Advisory Council
Mike Matlosz, Gratiot Isabella RESD

Paul Bielawski (EPFP 1983-84)
Special Assistant for Underperforming Schools
Michigan Department of Education

Paul Bielawski has background in educational policy, curriculum, school reform, history of education, and technology. He has degrees from Albion College and the University of Michigan. Paul has a career that spans almost 25 years with the Michigan Department of Education. He has worked with the curriculum, grants and bilingual units of the Department. His current title is Special Assistant for Underperforming Schools.  His responsibilities include accreditation, coordination of assistance to low performing schools, school improvement and school reform.  He has coordinated development of Michigan's accreditation school system in Education YES!  A Yardstick for Excellent Schools.

Dr. Ernie Bauer
Consultant for Research, Evaluation & Assessment 
Oakland Schools

Ernie Bauer is a Consultant for Research, Evaluation and Assessment at Oakland Schools in Waterford, Michigan. He has been in his current position since August 1974. He earned his Ph.D. in Educational Psychology with an emphasis in Applied Research from Kansas State University in 1974. He has spent most of his career helping educators get and use data that help them do their jobs better. He has also worked extensively with the media to help the public gain a better understanding of educational testing results. He has made over 70 presentations about testing and research at regional, state and national conferences.

Dr. Herbert S. Moyer
Michigan State Board of Education
Dr. Herb Moyer has served in numerous leadership roles in Michigan's public school system. He has served as a teacher, school administrator and as Superintendent of the Bedford Schools. A resident of Temperance Michigan, he was elected to the State Board of Education in 1996. His term of office expires in January 2005. Dr. Moyer holds a BA from Western Michigan University, a MA from Columbia University and an Ed.D from Wayne State University.


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