May 2014
May 30, 2014

After ten years of waiting for reauthorization, the Workforce Investment Act is now on the verge of passing both chambers.  Over the past several months, the education leadership of the House and Senate has produced a new replacement propos...

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May 24, 2014

 Funding issues again take center stage.  On Thursday, May 22nd the Senate allocation for the Subcommittee on Appropriations for the Departments of Labor/Health and Human Services/Education was announced.  While the appropriation is of imme...

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May 19, 2014

Over the next several weeks you'll notice a new design rolling out across the National Title I Association website.  We're updating our look with an eye to how we can keep the information most relevant and accessible.  Stay tuned as new are...

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May 16, 2014

Each chamber of Congress is working on its own education agenda.  The House of Representatives has passed a charter school bill and a measure to govern education research.  The Senate education committee has completed action on a new early ...

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May 08, 2014

The federal funding process for school year 2015-2016 has taken one more important step. The step is a bit technical and frequently its importance is underestimated. The step is the decision by the full House Appropriations Committee to dis...

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May 08
May 08, 2014

Denise Juneau is the first American Indian woman in the country to be elected to any statewide office. She is a former classroom teacher, holding a bachelor's degree in English from Montana State University, a MEd from Harvard, and a JD fro...

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May 04
May 04, 2014

Chris Emdin believes the best teachers can be found in the unlikeliest of places. What do rap shows, barbershop banter and Sunday services have in common?  Emdin suggests that they all hold the secret magic to enthrall and teach at the same...

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May 04
May 04, 2014

We’ve all had great teachers who opened our minds, and maybe even changed our lives. But how can we make every teacher a “star” teacher? Elizabeth Green’s book Building a Better Teacher: How Teaching Works (and How to Teach It to Everyone) ...

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May 04
May 04, 2014

Stacey Bess is an inspirational educator and author, who speaks on the importance of service, mentorship and leadership, and overcoming adversity. Drawing on her fascinating, inspirational personal story - teaching homeless children in a sm...

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May 04
May 04, 2014

Description from a Member of the Virginia Board of Education:

Eric Davis is a motivating, dynamic, and exciting presenter guaranteed to inspire and excite your attendees.  He has been the keynote at several state conferences, including:  T...

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May 04
May 04, 2014

Gwen Ifill is moderator and managing editor of Washington Week and senior correspondent and co-anchor for the PBS Newshour. She is also frequently asked to moderate debates in national elections, most recently the Vice Presidential debates ...

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May 04
May 04, 2014

Juliette LaMontagne is the founder of Breaker, an organization created to drive social innovation and alternative learning.  It mobilizes interdisciplanry teams of young create collaborators to help solve the world's most pressing problems....

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May 04
May 04, 2014

Ramsey Musallam is a chemistry teacher at Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep School in San Francisco.  His mission is "to meaningfully integrate multimedia into a hands-on, inquiry-based learning cycle" and to empower other educators to do the sam...

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May 02
May 02, 2014

Ted McCain is Associate Director for Canada with The Thornburg Center.  He is the author of "Teaching for Tomorrow," "Living on the Future Edge," and "Understanding the Digital Generation."

As a renowned futurist as well as a practicing te...

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May 02
May 02, 2014

Technology expert Ian Jukes says that students today really are different from those of past generations because of their exposure to digital technology.  He calls for a serious change in the way schools think about engaging students and us...

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May 02
May 02, 2014

An educational psychologist, David Berliner is the co-author of the books: "Collateral Damage: How High Stakes Testing Corrupts American Education" and "The Manufactured Crisis: Myths, Fraud and the Attack on America's Public Schools."  He ...

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May 02
May 02, 2014

Tierney Cahill is a 6th grade teacher in Reno, Nevada who ran for Congress to show her students that "real people can participate in government."  The story of her campaign - in which her students play a major and prominent role - is the su...

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May 02
May 02, 2014

Doris Kearns Goodwin is a celebrated presidential biographer who is in great demand as a public speaker.  Her definitive book on the Johnson presidency is called "Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream."

Not only was she Johnson's biographe...

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May 02
May 02, 2014

Marian Wright Edelman is the President of the Children's Defense Fund and has been a long time advocate on behalf of children living in poverty.  She recently testified before Congress in favor of additional federal resources for poor child...

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May 02, 2014

The budget and appropriations process begins with the president submitting his budget to the Congress in early February (this year it was on March 4th) followed by the budget process and subsequently the appropriations process.  The process...

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