May 21, 2013
This report raises the issue of not only closing the achievement gap between those who are traditionally at the bottom but also raising achievement across the spectrum.   http://www.edtrust.org/sites/edtrust.org/files/Glass_Ceiling_0.pdf ...
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May 19
May 19, 2013
    The Committee for Education Funding published on Friday, May 17th a chart representing the impact of the cut to the overall allocation of funds to the subcommittee that makes funding decisions on education programs for the upcoming sc...
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May 11
May 11, 2013
The Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee (HELP) is moving ahead with a democratic only drafting of a reauthorization of ESEA.  The bipartisan discussions broke down on Wednesday.  Democratic staff is saying that the break...
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May 09
May 09, 2013
In 1965, Congress appropriated just shy of $1 billion dollars for Title I.  This year the Congress appropriated $14.5 billion.  Question, how much more or less does Title I have to spend to support schools with large numbers of children who...
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May 03
May 03, 2013
The Congress will be coming back to DC after a week in their districts, on vacation, trips or otherwise engaged in non-DC activities during their “district work period.” As they are returning there will be statements on the big issues: imm...
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Apr 25
Apr 25, 2013
US ED is now saying that the LEA Title I allocations are at OMB for clearance and that they anticipate that the allocation information will be sent out late the week of April 29th.  Thanks to Chuck Edwards of Thompson for sharing this infor...
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Apr 11
Apr 11, 2013
This memo was sent to the chiefs today. MEMORANDUMDate: April 11, 2013To: Chief State School OfficersFrom: Deborah S. DelisleAssistant SecretarySubject: Waiver related to the Carryover Limitation in Section 1127(b) of the Elementary and S...
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Apr 11
Apr 11, 2013
The president's budget proposal, sent to Congress on April 10th does not include final budget numbers for FY 13.  The reason given is that the distribution of the sequester and the across-the-board cut isn't required by Congress to be repor...
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