Apr 14, 2017
A “Dear Colleague” letter sent to State Chiefs Monday from Acting Assistant Secretary of Education Monique Chism offered confirmation of the U.S. Department of Education’s (ED’s) expectations for when interventions should go into place unde...
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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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Apr 03, 2017
The U.S. Department of Education (ED) has released a new document outlining how peer reviewers should approach review of consolidated State plans submitted to the agency under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Under ESSA, ED is require...
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Mar 28, 2017
In a meeting Tuesday, attendees at the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) spring conference heard from lawmakers about what to expect from Congress in the coming months.   Chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the...
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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
Thursday March 16, 2017      Dear CEF Members:     This morning at 7am the President released the outline of his fiscal year 2018 budget (also attached) – a so-called “skinny” budget that has only discretionary totals for agencies and...
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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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Mar 13, 2017
The Senate took action this week to rescind two sets of education regulations under the authority of the Congressional Review Act – rules governing teacher preparation programs under the Higher Education Act (HEA) and regulations on account...
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