March 2011
Mar 14
Mar 14, 2011

Today, March 14th in an Arlington County middle school (Kenmore), the president said that he would not support any cuts to education in the budget negotations.  In addition to praising the idea of closing the achievement gaps, focusing on h...

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Mar 13
Mar 13, 2011

The House has proposed a three week spending plan to keep the government open until April 8th. It contains $6 billion in additional cuts; but nothing new for US ED administered programs. Negotiations on the spending plan for the balance of ...

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Mar 09
Mar 09, 2011

The US Department of Education has posted the grant application for the Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy program.  This is a competitive grant application that between 3 and 18 states will win funding.  The applications are due May 9...

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Mar 09
Mar 09, 2011

Today, March 9th the Senate rejected both the House spending plan (HR 1) and the Senate Appropriations chair's alternative.  With no agreement on spending the Congress now has until March 18th (Friday) to come up with an agreement, or a sho...

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Mar 05
Mar 05, 2011

On Tueday, March 8th the Senate will be voting on the seven month continuing resolution to keep the government funded for the balance of the fiscal year (seven months).   An amendment will be offered to cut $51 billion below the President's...

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Mar 03
Mar 03, 2011

The Short-term continuing resolution (CR) is now in place and the House and Senate are working on the spending plan for the balance of the fiscal year. In this short-term CR $4 billion was cut, of which almost $900 million was from educat...

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