Feb 07, 2017
In a “Dear Colleague” letter sent earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) announced that it will temporarily pause its technical assistance efforts, specifically the weekly webinar series it had planned to carry out to prov...
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Jan 27, 2017
In an executive order issued immediately after last week’s Inauguration, the President told agencies to halt their regulatory processes.  The order instructs agencies not to send any new regulations to the Federal Register for publication. ...
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Jan 20, 2017
In an announcement made late Wednesday afternoon, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) said that it was withdrawing a proposed regulation regarding a provision of the Every Student Succeeds Act known as “supplement, not supplant.”  The pro...
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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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Jan 09, 2017
This Tuesday, the 115th Congress was sworn in and began to conduct its business.  While many of the actions involve housekeeping – for example, Committee appointments – others began to set the stage for Congress to roll back some of the wor...
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Dec 27, 2016
The U.S. Department of Education (ED) has released a partial semi-annual regulatory agenda, a list of rules and regulations it plans to issue over the next few months, as well as regulations it has completed.   The only rule ED notes it c...
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Dec 19, 2016
The U.S. Department of Education (ED) recently announced the creation of a new grant aimed at promoting diversity in public schools.  The new $12 million grant competition will give up to 20 school districts the opportunity to craft new roa...
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Dec 12, 2016
Just before Thanksgiving, President-elect Donald Trump announced that he would nominate Betsy DeVos to be Secretary of Education. DeVos is a Michigan philanthropist – her husband is Amway heir Dick DeVos – and former chair of the Michigan R...
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