September 2011
Sep 29
Sep 29, 2011
The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) has announced that they will be marking up their ESEA bill on October 18th.  This implies that there is going to be a base bill introduced a day or so before the markup. ...
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Sep 28
Sep 28, 2011
The continuing resolution contains some bad news.  It cuts FY 11 funds for Title I (and other programs, such at Title II-A that were advanced funded by 1.5%.  The difference between advanced and forward funded is significant.  For almost te...
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Sep 23
Sep 23, 2011

September 23rd.


This morning at the White House, with members of the elementary and secondary education community in attendance, the President announced "starting today” his administration was going to accepting applications from states t...


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Sep 20
Sep 20, 2011
The Senate subcommittee on appropriations that covers education has reported out its bill for FY 11.  It contains funds for Race to the Top and the early childhood challenge fund; plus funds for I3.
And for Title I: (this is directly from th...
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Sep 20
Sep 20, 2011
The rumor mill is beginning to churn on the pending waiver announcement.  It seems that there may be a White House announcement this Friday (September 23rd).  US ED is planning a series of informational events that will start the following ...
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Sep 15
Sep 15, 2011

September 15, 2011

The Senators Alexander (R-TN) and Isakson (R-GA) are in the process of introducing their version of a reauthorization package. It seems to have five separate bills and is being presented as how to "fix” No Child Left B...

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Sep 14
Sep 14, 2011

This is directly from a USED communication:


Dear Colleagues:

As you may have heard, yesterday the President submitted to Congress the American Jobs Act, a bill with the goals of spurring both economic growth and job creation. Included in the ...


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Sep 13
Sep 13, 2011

September 13, 2011

There are several areas of action. The president has submitted his jobs proposal to the Congress, the House appropriators have postponed the mark-up of the FY 12 education appropriations bill, the Senate appropriators ...

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Sep 07
Sep 07, 2011
From the US ED Press Release - September 7th:
$180 MILLION AWARDED TO SIX STATES FOR COMPREHENSIVE LITERACY PROGRAM AIMED AT CHILDREN, BIRTH-GRADE 12 More than $180 million in grants were awarded to six states through the Striving Read...
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