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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Jul 11, 2017
The U.S. Department of Education (ED) published a notice in the Federal Register today instituting new regulations for the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).  However, these regulations are identical to previous regulations prom...
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Jul 03, 2017
In a Dear Colleague letter sent to States and local educational agencies (LEAs) Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) said it would allow them to delay providing per-pupil expenditure data for an additional year.  Under the Every...
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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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Jun 26, 2017
The U.S. Department of Education (ED) issued initial feedback last week on three State plans that were submitted within the first submission window earlier this year.  The feedback prompted concerns from State education officials and member...
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Jun 19, 2017
An internal memorandum to U.S. Department of Education (ED) staff, obtained by the government watchdog organization ProPublica, would significantly change how the agency’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) handles various complaints.   The mem...
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Jun 12, 2017
In a hearing before a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee Tuesday, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos was called to defend the budget proposal put forth for the U.S. Department of Education (ED) by President Trump for fiscal year (FY) 2018. ...
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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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