December 2012
Dec 31, 2012

The Education Commission of the States has released a report on what states are doing to attract highly qualified teachers to work in high-risk schools.  The report provides a brief description of legislative or policy initiatives.

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Dec 21
Dec 21, 2012

The House of Representatives revoted on a measure (they had passed this in July) to change the sequestration's impact by removing all the cuts to the defense sector.  This measure will not be taken up by the Senate.  They then were schedule...

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Dec 20, 2012

This is a bit different of a posting.  One of our partners, the IDEA Partnership, has asked all of its partners to share the following statement from the National Association of School Psychologist on the mis-information being heard in the ...

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Dec 18, 2012

Monday – December 17th the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) announced a new teacher preparation initiative that has support of 25 states and several major education groups. The intent of the report is to change teacher prepara...


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Dec 16
Dec 16, 2012

Update on the Fiscal Cliff and its impact on education – December 16, 2012

The negotiations on the fiscal cliff are showing some movement but there is still a long way to go. Let’s review where things stand. Both political parties are ke...


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Dec 13
Dec 13, 2012

From a US Census release: The U.S. population will be considerably older and more racially and ethnically diverse by 2060, according toprojectionsreleased today by the U.S. Census Bureau. Theseprojections of the nation’s population by age, ...

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Dec 11
Dec 11, 2012
The US Department of Education has announced the winners of their Race to the Top - District Competition.  Their announcement is as follows: "the 16 winners of the Department’s Race to the Top-District Competition. Additional information on...
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Dec 09
Dec 09, 2012

December 9th, after spending several hours each day meeting with key Congressional staff who focus on education and budget, the most common observation was that few knew anything of what is going on with regards to the fiscal cliff.  But, a...

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Dec 09
Dec 09, 2012

On Thursday, December 6th the Institute for Education Sciences (IES) released the 2011 vocabulary NAEP results.  They compared them with the 2009 results.  Basically there were few differences.  The assessment is significant because of the ...

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Dec 05
Dec 05, 2012

The discussions on the fiscal cliff are continuing, this week the Speaker of the House released his plan and it has major differences from the plan released by the President last week.  In the big picture, how do they compare?

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