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Nov 20, 2017

The tax reform package introduced by Republicans cleared its first major hurdle yesterday when the House passed its version of the legislation by a vote of 227-205, with all Democrats and 13 Republicans voting against the legislation.  Prop...

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May 30, 2017

The Trump Administration released its more detailed proposal for the fiscal year (FY) 2018 budget on Tuesday – a supplement to the President’s “skinny” budget issued in March.  Funding for K-12 and higher education would face significant cu...

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May 01, 2017

Monday, May 1, 2017

  

Education Funding in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Omnibus Appropriations Bill

 

The FY 2017 omnibus appropriations bill filed early this morning provides $68.2 billion for the Department of Education (ED), but once y...

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Mar 21, 2017

Early Thursday, the Trump Administration released its so-called “skinny” budget proposal for fiscal year 2018, which begins on October 1st.  The proposal outlines broad budget requests rather than offering a detailed description of the Admi...

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Mar 16, 2017

AMERICA FIRST

 

Beginning a New Chapter of American Greatness

 

 

A MESSAGE TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES:

 

The American people elected me to fight for their priorities in Washington, D.C. and deliver on my promise to protect...

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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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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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Aug 05, 2016

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued final regulations recently regarding the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP).  These regulations are intended to cement the place and practices of CEP participants within the world of child...

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The following was released from the U.S. Department of Education April 26, 2016:

 

 

Today, the U.S. Department of Education launched the seventh and final Investing in Innovation (i3) Development competition. Educators working with scho...

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Oct 09, 2015

A week after House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) announced that he would resign from his leadership position and leave Congress, his presumptive successor Representative Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) has announced he is no longer seeking the position...

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This week the U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services released a new “policy statement” on the inclusion of students with disabilities in early childhood education programs.  The statement is intended to provide recommen...

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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 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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May 29, 2015

This week, the Department of Education (ED) hosted a webinar on the implementation of the Uniform Grants Guidance (UGG). The webinar highlighted the goals of the UGG, which streamlines and consolidates eight existing circulars from the Offi...

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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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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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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 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 30, 2015

A new guidance document released earlier this month by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) offers several practical updates and pieces of information on how States and districts should implement the Community Eligibility Program (CEP)...

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The U.S. Department of Education (ED) quietly released data on State- and district-level teacher distribution in late December.  The “teacher equity profiles” were provided to States in November in order to help them draft plans to address ...

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Dec 26, 2014

Today the U.S. Department of Education (ED), along with a number of other federal agencies, published a joint interim final rule detailing how it plans to implement the Uniform Grants Guidance (UGG) issued by the Office of Management and Bu...

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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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The recent history of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act cannot be written without listing several complexities. First, with the signing of the No Child Left Behind Act in 2002 a new federal role in education was created. Second,...

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The US Department of Education (USED) is pushing ahead with several long-term initiatives. Two of these include expansion of the number of states with one-year extensions for their NCLB waivers and the other is a new competitive pre-schoo...

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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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Most of the 50,000 children who have crossed the border from Central America during the past few months are soon going to be entering schools across the nation. This is the law. National Public Radio reports that as the school year begin...

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Aug 06, 2014

As Congress moves into its August recess, with only two weeks left in the session (in September) before the November elections, legislation continues to be introduced. Some of the bills reflect key concepts and ideas that are announcing a...

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Jun 19, 2014

National Title I Association President-elect Marcus Cheeks (MS) was featured on EDUtalk Radio on June 20, 2014 discussing Title I and promoting the 2015 National Title I Conference in Salt Lake City. He was joined by Association CEO Bob Har...

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Jun 13, 2014

On June 12th, the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) and the Center on Budget Policy and Priorities  issued the following press release outlining the US Department of Agriculture's decision to extend the deadline for Community Eligibili...

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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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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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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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On Friday, February 7th the US Department of Education announced six states and the District of Columbia would receive a combined total of $38 million to continue their school turnaround efforts. States announced today and their grant amoun...

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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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On Wednesday, December 11th the US Department of Education posted on their site an announcement that the data released on the School Improvement Grants was going to be reevaluated.  They cited several problems with the analysis.  One of the...

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Dec 11, 2013

The new House-Senate Budget deal accomplished several key items.  First, it provides the appropriators with an amount of money to allocate to the 12 subcommittees (the subcommittee for the Departments of Labor/Health and Human Services/Educ...

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Dec 10, 2013

The House-Senate Budget Committee has been rumored to be near a deal for several weeks. They have until this Friday, December 13th to complete their work of setting an overall spending level. This will then become the overall allocation lev...

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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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Nov 18, 2013

November 16 -- Activity in Congress is a study in contrasts in process with areas having high levels of action followed by sudden stops, while other areas are moving from event to event without completing any action.  Yet completing a proce...

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Oct 16, 2013

It looks like the House/Senate/White House/Left/Right/Tea party/Progressives have made a deal.  Votes will be tonight with the Senate going first then the House late tonight.  (Don't be surprised if there is one more twist to this process.)...

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Oct 02, 2013

The American people do not like government; but they want it to work.  Over the years I have come to understand that this is a sentence that one party understands the first part and the other the second part; but neither seems to understand...

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Today the United States Department of Education updated its contingency plan for itself if the spending plan is not agreed to and their is a partial government shutdown.  This plan can be found at:

 http://www2.ed.gov/about/furlough2013/in...

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Sep 26, 2013

The push and pull of the political season is in full swing as the fight over funding and the role of the federal government continues. Currently, the Senate is in the process of running down the procedural clock for an anticipated Saturday ...

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Sep 17, 2013

The fiscal year is rapidly coming to an end and there is no plan in place to create a funding agreement to keep the government open past October 1st. The House Republican leadership intended to bring a package that would maintain funding a...

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On August 23rd the US Department of Education published a notice of proposed rule making in the Federal Register that would eliminate the existing 2% rule. The following is their press release and embedded in it is the URL to see the Fede...

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From USED website - August 29th:

States Granted Waivers From No Child Left Behind Allowed to Reapply for Renewal for 2014 and 2015 School Years AUGUST 29, 2013

Contact:   Press Office, (202) 401-1576, press@ed.gov

As stude...

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Aug 29, 2013

On Friday, August 29th, the guidance for the second waivers is likely to be published in the Federal Register. While this may well be delayed, this means it will be out shortly.

 

On the USED website today (Aug 29th) is the follow...

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This is from USED communication August 13, 2013. This is being shared as many uninsured and their families are expected to be found in low-income communities. ------ The U.S. Department of Education is supporting the Administration’s e...

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