Articles about "SEA"

Sep 13, 2017

The National Title I Association is partnering with Dr. Chad Lochmiller, Indiana University, in a multi-year research study.  The purpose of this study is to examine how officials within state education agencies, particularly Title I direct...

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Sep 05, 2017

Retired Representative and former Chairman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce John Kline (R-MN) wrote in the trade publication Education Week late Friday, expressing concern about the rumors that some States may seek waiv...

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Jul 18, 2017

The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education held a meeting yesterday to mark up the fiscal year (FY) 2018 funding bill for the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services, Education (ED), and L...

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Jun 28, 2017

Dear State Assessment Directors and Title I Directors,

 

I am writing to provide information to States about the implementation of provisions regarding English language proficiency (ELP) standards and assessments in Title I of the Eleme...

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May 24, 2017

May 19, 2017

 

Thank you for your continued work with State and local stakeholders to develop thoughtful consolidated State plans in order to implement the new requirements in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as ...

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May 08, 2017

This week the House and Senate passed legislation which will fund the federal government for the remainder of federal fiscal year (FY) 2017.  Under the new legislation, funding for programs including Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Se...

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Feb 14, 2017

February 10, 2017

 

Dear Chief State School Officer:

 

Thank you for the important work you and stakeholders in your State are engaged in to develop new State plans and transition to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which reauthor...

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Nov 08, 2016

As the deadline for filing comments on the proposed supplement, not supplant regulations pursuant to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and issued by the U.S. Department of Education (ED) draws to a close, a number of national organizati...

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New guidance focusing on Title IV, Part A of the ESEA, the Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE) program was released by the U.S. Department of Education.  Through this guidance, the Department provides resources, tools and example...

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Dear Stakeholder,     Today, the U.S. Department of Education released non-regulatory guidance to help support the nation's educators and elevate the teaching profession through Title II, Part A. The guidance encourages states and distri...
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Dear colleagues,

 

I am pleased to share that today the U.S. Department of Education (ED) is releasing non-regulatory guidance on Title III, Part A to help States, school districts, and schools provide effective services that improve the ...

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Aug 15, 2016

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a report Monday which cautioned States and the U.S. Department of Education (ED) against relying too heavily on the large-scale waivers of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ES...

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Jul 29, 2016

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) published guidance earlier this week that outlines the requirements State educational agencies (SEAs) and local educational agencies (LEAs) must meet under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to ensur...

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Jul 18, 2016

Among the core themes of the changes in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is the move from a focus on “core academic subjects” to a “well-rounded education.” On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) released guidance designed...

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Jun 13, 2016

Legislation approved earlier this week by the Senate Appropriations Committee would provide small increases for some education programs, but would decimate funding for newly consolidated programs under Title IV of the Elementary and Seconda...

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Dec 11, 2015

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) passed the United States Senate on Wednesday morning with a vote of 85-12.  President Obama signed it into law yesterday morning, effectively replacing No Child Left Behind and completing a reauthorizat...

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Dec 11, 2015

December 10, 2015

 

Dear Colleagues:

 

Today President Obama signed into law the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which reauthorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA).  This new bipartisan law, which will repla...

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Dec 10, 2015

Today, President Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) into law, reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Below is more information from the U.S. Department of Education.

 

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Dec 09, 2015

Today the U.S. Senate voted 85-12 to pass the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), completing Congressional reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).  The bill passed despite complaints from conservative Republican...

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Dec 03, 2015

WASHINGTON—In advance of the House and Senate votes on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the National Governors Association (NGA) today announced its full endorsement of the bill. The endorsement is a unique move—one not taken in nearl...

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Dec 02, 2015

The National Title I Association, in collaboration with the National Association of Federal Education Program Administrators and the National Association of State Directors of Special Education, sent the following letter to Congress urging ...

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Nov 24, 2015

In two days of short meetings punctuated by votes in the House and Senate, a bipartisan group of conferees agreed on a framework for reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).  Despite months of delays in both cha...

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Oct 16, 2015

As Congress returns to Washington after a week-long holiday recess, lawmakers are coming back to full plates – and little progress on reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).  Staff are reportedly still working ...

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Sep 24, 2015

After its traditional month-long August recess, Congress came back to a full plate of tasks to accomplish before the end of the year.  The crowded schedule – and the high stakes involved in each of these items – will make for an exciting fa...

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Aug 14, 2015

As members of the House and Senate enjoy a month-long break from Washington, the number of legislative priorities that are in need of attention in September continue to pile up. Time-sensitive issues such as the annual appropriation bills a...

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Aug 03, 2015

The process for reconciling the House and Senate bills reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) is officially under way.  This week, a bipartisan “Gang of Four” met to begin negotiating a proposal that can pass both t...

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Jul 24, 2015

Ten different education advocacy groups sent a letter to House and Senate leaders this week urging both chambers to continue the momentum on reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).  Both chambers have passed their o...

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Jul 17, 2015

Education advocates across the country are in a state of disbelief as both the House and Senate have now passed legislation to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).  However, the two bills must now be reconciled wit...

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Jul 17, 2015

After nearly two weeks of debate and considering dozens of amendments, the Senate passed the Every Child Achieves Act (ECAA) by a vote of 81-17.  The bill reauthorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), but backs away from t...

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Jul 13, 2015

After nearly nine years of failed attempts and false starts, the U.S. House of Representatives managed to pass, in just one day, a reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).  GOP leaders originally attempted to br...

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Jun 29, 2015

Last week, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor-HHS-Education held a two-hour markup on its annual funding bill for fiscal year (FY) 2016.  This week, the corresponding Senate Subcommittee held a 20-minute markup before both bills...

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Jun 22, 2015

The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor-HHS-Education held its markup of the fiscal year (FY) 2016 spending bill this week, and the Senate’s corresponding subcommittee is scheduled to follow suit next week.  The House bill currently ...

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Jun 15, 2015

A group of lawmakers representing the three major Congressional minority groups – the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, and the Congressional Black Caucus, collectively known as the “tri-caucus”...

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Jun 05, 2015

Representatives Tom Reed (R-NY) and Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) have introduced legislation that would allow parents to opt their children out of the standardized tests required under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
 
According to the leg...

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May 22, 2015

With the reintroduction of a bill in the House and Senate, it seems Members of Congress are still hoping to push early education legislation through this Congress.  The Strong Start for America’s Children Act, originally introduced in 2013,...

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May 14, 2015

Congress has arguably come further in the process of reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) this year than at any time since No Child Left Behind was passed in 2001.  The House Committee on Education and the Workfor...

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Apr 17, 2015

Just a week after it was introduced, the Every Child Achieves Act (ECAA), which would reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Act (ESEA), was unanimously reported out of Committee in the Senate.
 
Members of the Senate Committee on Health, E...

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Apr 10, 2015

On Tuesday, Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA) released new legislation designed to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act...

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Apr 03, 2015

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) has issued updated guidance on how to align the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) for school meal programs with Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).  The guidance, issued at...

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Mar 30, 2015

In speeches to Council of Chief State School Officers conference attendees Tuesday, members of Congress insisted that the drive to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) was still alive and that leadership in both the...

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Feb 27, 2015

In the latter half of this week, the U.S. House of Representatives considered – but ultimately failed to pass – a bill that would reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).  While the House completed many hours of debate...

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Feb 23, 2015

Over the course of the past few weeks, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) has issued updated allocations to States for Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).  According to a memorandum accompanying the revised allo...

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The President emphasizes the critical role of education in his weekly address, printed in its entirety below.

 

Remarks of President Barack Obama

Weekly Address

Palo Alto, California

February 14, 2015


Hi, everybody.  In my State of th...

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Feb 17, 2015

A report issued today by the White House strongly criticizes legislation to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), cleared Wednesday by the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.  The report criticizes the s...

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Feb 12, 2015

There has been a lot of promising action on Capitol Hill recently surrounding the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).  Senate Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) shared a draft reauthorization bill fo...

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Feb 07, 2015

This week, President Barack Obama unveiled his Fiscal Year 2016 budget request.  Though it will be tough to find support in the newly Republican-controlled Congress, he is still asking for a sizeable increase for the U.S. Department of Educ...

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Jan 22, 2015

On January 20, 2015, the National Title I Association wrote to the education committees of both the Senate and the House of Representatives urging Congress to reauthorize the Elementary & Secondary Education Act (ESEA).  To say it is long o...

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Jan 21, 2015

Early this week, Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) released a draft of a bill that would reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).  The bill, tentatively titl...

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Dec 16, 2014

In a series of tense debates and votes Thursday, Congress managed to avoid a government shutdown and took steps toward final passage of full-year appropriations. Members of Congress announced last week that they had come to an agreement ...

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Nov 18, 2014

In a memo released late Thursday, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) offered guidance to States on what they must do to keep the large-scale waivers of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) offered by the agency.

 

Stat...

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In a letter sent to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today, a number of civil rights groups say they are concerned that the large scale waivers of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) currently in place in the majority...

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Sep 05, 2014

Starting this month, legislative updates will be provided by the firm of Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC. Based in Washington, DC, the Firm has more than three decades of experience in education policy. Our first legislative update – offering...

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Aug 15, 2014

This webinar will provide insights into what issues are being focused on by the National Association of State Boards of Education as they consider this difficult issue. Note that the US Department of Education (USED) has recently announc...

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May 02

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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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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