Articles about "Education"

Oct 30, 2017

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) announced today that it will rescind nearly 600 guidance documents across the agency for being outdated, unnecessary, or ineffective.

 

ED first announced last Friday its decision to withdraw 72 guida...

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May 23, 2017

President Trump’s full budget proposal for federal fiscal year (FY) 2018, scheduled to be released next Tuesday, will contain significant cuts to education, according to a draft obtained by the Washington Post.

 

The full budget will offe...

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Apr 07, 2017

A group of Democrats in Congress have written to the Trump Administration asking them to offer clear guidance on the rights of undocumented immigrants in education.  The letter, addressed to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Secretary of Educ...

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Jan 17, 2017

Members of Congress have formed a new interest group to support public schools.  The formation of the caucus was announced in a press conference Tuesday, where Members of Congress spoke alongside the Presidents of the American Federation of...

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Dec 12, 2016

Just before Thanksgiving, President-elect Donald Trump announced that he would nominate Betsy DeVos to be Secretary of Education. DeVos is a Michigan philanthropist – her husband is Amway heir Dick DeVos – and former chair of the Michigan R...

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Nov 01, 2016

Speaking at a policy forum hosted by the Council on Great City Schools last week, policy advisors for Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump laid out what voters might expect from their candidates’ presidential administrations.  Speaking for Clin...

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NOTE: U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr., joined by Deputy Assistant to the President Roberto Rodríguez and President and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, will hold a press call at 2:30 p.m. ET today (Au...

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The U.S. Department of Education is releasing a four-part multimedia series on Medium telling the story of how Justin Mesteth, an 18-year-old Native American student on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, gets accepted to Wes...

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Aug 29, 2016

A common criticism of No Child Left Behind was its overemphasis on English language arts and mathematics as the only measures of student success. With the passage of ESSA, lawmakers sought to encourage states to re-establish what has been c...

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Aug 22, 2016

The U.S. Departments of Labor (DOL) and Education (ED) finally officially published the final regulations for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act programs, including:

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Jun 24, 2016

In a letter to State chiefs sent Thursday, U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King said he wants to make sure that States are talking to a large and diverse group of stakeholders as they work to develop new accountability plans under the E...

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According to White House Administration officials, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will step down at the end of this year, a year before President Obama’s term is up.  Duncan has led the Department of Education (ED) since President Obama...

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Two significant issues from the Executive branch reflect wider trends. One is the change in special education and the other is a change in the E-rate.

 

E-rate – the E-rate is a fund that has been used since 1996 to provide funds to s...

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Jun 13, 2014

The Senate subcommittee on Appropriations for the Departments of Labor/Health and Human Services/Education (Labor/HHS/ED) met on June 10th and reported out a spending plan for the upcoming fiscal year.  The anticipation was that the full co...

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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 04

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

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

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 02

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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On April 24th and April 25th, the US Department of Education announced two important and far-reaching actions; both are steeped in controversy.

On Thursday, April 24th, the Secretary of Education issued a letter to the Superintendent of Pu...

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Mar 29, 2014

There is movement in the Congress on education legislation.  As previously reported there are nine major education programs with authorizations that have been extended by either the appropriations process or by the General Education Provisi...

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Feb 23, 2014

The coming week in Washington will see two Congressional hearings and several more leaks on the upcoming release of the president’s budget. The House education committee is holding a hearing on Thursday, February 27th at 10 AM Eastern on “E...

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Jan 14, 2014

The Committee for Education Funding has produced a table comparing the funding levels proposed in the House-Senate Compromise Appropriations bill for the current fiscal year.  For Title I, and most federal elementary and secondary programs ...

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Dec 16, 2013

2014 is going to bring some interesting issues forward in the first part of the year, including some that will make it into the State-of-the-Union message.   Among those issues that will be given attention is inequality, which includes the ...

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Nov 27, 2013

The Committee for Education Funding is reporting that the House Senate Joint Budget committee chairs are essentially working on a budget deal that would cover three years.  They are discussing the possibility of replacing some of the previo...

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Sep 11, 2013

The Congress will only be meeting for only nine legislative days this month. During that time they are expected to take up a continuing resolution, but in a burst of activity the House and Senate education committees are holding hearings ...

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Jul 21, 2013

This is taken from the Committee for Education Funding Update for Friday, July 19th. NASTID is a member of CEF. At the end of each amendment is a indication of how much time would be allowed for debate - equally divided between pro & con...

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