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GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameEquity and Excellence CommissionAgency NameDepartment of Education
Fiscal Year2013Committee Number76702
Original Establishment Date2/2/2011Committee StatusTerminated
Actual Termination Date2/2/2013Committee URLhttp://www2.ed.gov/about/bdscomm/list/eec/index...
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*Unlimited
Current Charter Date2/2/2011Designated Fed Officer Position Title*DFO
Date Of Renewal Charter2/2/2013Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date2/2/2013Designated Federal Officer First Name*Guy
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Johnson
Establishment Authority*Agency AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*FY 2010 Department of Education AppropriationsDesignated Federal Officer Phone*(202) 453-6567
Effective Date Of Authority*7/29/2010Designated Federal Officer Fax*202-453-6021
Committee Type*ContinuingDesignated Federal Officer Email*guy.johnson@ed.gov
Presidential*No
Committee Function*Other Committee
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RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Terminate
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Commission collected and analyzed information related to the issues described above, including information and comment from members of the public. The Commission also conducted independent research into these issues.The Commission provided the Secretary with a written report that summarized its findings related to the above objectives and included recommendations for appropriate ways in which Federal policies could improve equity in school finance. The Secretary shared a copy of the report with Congress, specifically the United States Senate Committee on Appropriations and Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions and the United States House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations and Committee on Education and the Workforce.The following is a list of issues that the Commission considered and/or reported on to the Secretary:• Options for how Federal, State, and local governments could establish funding systems to ensure that all students receive equal educational opportunities;• The cost of providing a quality education in different settings, with consideration of students’ educational needs, school needs, and variations in geography;• Disparities in funding levels for education among states and disparities within and among districts;• Examination of different measures of school funding and the use of specific variables in calculating those measures, such as calculations based on expenditures versus revenues and the inclusion or exclusion of Federal funds;• The methods of distributing school funds and resources, and their impact on equitable funding;• The calculation of per pupil expenditures and the rate of growth of those expenditures over time;• The relationship between school resources and student achievement, which could include identifying cost-effective practices, policies, and funding strategies that are helping to improve student achievement, attainment, and equity of opportunity; • The role of the Federal government in improving equity in school finance, including ways to adjust the distribution of Federal education funds to increase educational equity and achievement.
How is membership balanced?*The Commission is fairly balanced in terms of the points of view represented and the functions to be performed. It consists of 27 members appointed by the Secretary of Education from the public and private sectors, with at least seven (7) ex officio members, including, but not limited to, the Deputy Secretary, the Under Secretary, the General Counsel, the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, and the Assistant Secretary for Planning, Evaluation, and Policy Development from the Department of Education.The Secretary shall appoint members for a term of 24 months or until the Commission is terminated after submitting a final report.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*As determined by the DFO, the Commission held approximately fifteen meetings to encourage a public discussion about the causes and effects of school finance disparities and how those disparities may affect equal educational opportunity. As necessary, the Commission, with the approval of the DFO, also hosted meetings that invited subject matter experts and community representatives to provide additional information and perspectives on the issues that the Commission is analyzing.As required by FACA, Commission meetings were and will be open to the public unless closed in accordance with the Government in the Sunshine Act, 5 U.S.C. 552b.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The purpose of the Commission is to collect information, analyze issues, and obtain broad public input regarding how the Federal government can increase educational opportunity by improving school funding equity. The Commission also made recommendations for restructuring school finance systems to achieve equity in the distribution of educational resources and further student performance, especially for the students at the lower end of the achievement gap. The Commission examined the disparities in meaningful educational opportunities that give rise to the achievement gap, with a focus on systems of finance, and recommend appropriate ways in which Federal policies could address such disparities.
Why close or partially close meetings?N/A
Recommendation RemarksThe Secretary of Education received the Commission's report at a press conference held on February 19, 2013, and responded to the report at that time.
Details can be found here: http://www2.ed.gov/about/bdscomm/list/eec/equity-excellence-commission-report.pdf
or
http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/02/equity-and-excellence-commission-delivers-report-to-secretary-duncan/ Special Note: This committee actually terminated on 2/2/13 and should not have been part of the FY 2014 ED committee inventory-KF,11/29/14.
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PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*YesAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesYesAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingYesAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherYes
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionNoAction CommentThe Department is implementing and considering recommendations directed at the federal government, and has advanced policies and proposals that are substantially related to the Commission's recommendations.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherYesNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentThese program implications are among those indicated in the report.Number Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentThe majority of the recommendations are directed at states and districts. Many of the recommendations do not call for specific legislation but represent broad policy goals.Grants Review CommentN/A
Number Of Recommendations*63Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentThese recommendations include suggestions for policy change at the federal, state, and district level.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented* Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentThe majority of the recommendations are directed at states and districts. The Department is implementing and considering recommendations directed at the federal government, and has advanced policies and proposals that are substantially related to the Commission's recommendations.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented* Access PublicationsYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentThe majority of the recommendations are directed at states and districts. The Department is implementing and considering recommendations directed at the federal government, and has advanced policies and proposals that are substantially related to the Commission's recommendations.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentN/A
Agency Feedback CommentThe Secretary of Education received the Commission's report at a press conference held on February 19, 2013, and responded to the report at that time. Details can be found here: http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/02/equity-and-excellence-commission-delivers-report-to-secretary-duncan/Narrative Description*The Committee made recommendations to the Department about federal levers that can be used to promote equity, efficiency and excellence in education.
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COSTS

Payments to Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Members*$0.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$75,262.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$30,000.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$2,000.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$15,000.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$0.00
Total Costs$122,262.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*2.50Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.00
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Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-006828Equity and Excellence Commission2012
 COM-007836Equity and Excellence Commission2011