Federal Flash: House and Senate Reach Education Funding Agreement

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September 17, 2018 01:25 pm

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On Thursday, key members of the House and Senate Appropriations Committee reached a deal on the fiscal year 2019 funding bill for the U.S. Department of Education and several other agencies. Here’s a look at funding levels for some specific education programs.

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Deeper Learning Digest: What Happens When Students Feel Like They Belong?

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September 14, 2018 10:51 am

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What happens when students feel that their voice matters? How does a sense of belonging contribute to student agency and the choices they might make in their approach to learning?

This week’s digest explores these questions and how EL Education is answering them through an inquiry-based learning approach. It also highlights a new documentary film on how communities can bring deeper learning to students, four key areas for leaders of project-based learning, and a new Design Studio event hosted by Jobs for the Future.

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Documentary Film The Long View Highlights One Community’s Efforts to Bring Deeper Learning to Its Students

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September 13, 2018 04:24 pm

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This blog post is written by Susan Zeig, producer/director of The Long View.

One of the most common unifiers of people all over the world is the desire for a good education. Parents and guardians want this for the children in their lives, and young people want this for themselves as soon as they are old enough to appreciate its worth.

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Are Federal Policymakers Opening the Door to More Guns in Schools?

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September 07, 2018 11:06 am

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Federal policymakers may be opening the door to more guns in schools. This episode of Federal Flash explains how.  It also provides an update on education spending and efforts to avoid a government shutdown later this month.

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Supporting Equity in Alabama

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September 06, 2018 11:31 am

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In the fall of 2017, advocates from A+ Education Partnership, a nonprofit education policy and practice organization in Alabama, contacted the Alliance for Excellent Education (All4Ed) for help in ensuring that the state’s plan for implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) would hold schools accountable for the performance of historically underserved students.

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Federal Flash Goes Back To School! Students Weigh in on Low-Performing Schools & Career and Technical Education

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September 05, 2018 09:40 am

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What better way to kick off the school year than have students liven up the Federal Flash? This episode features Justice, a tenth-grade student at a public charter school and Elizabeth and Katie, both eighth graders in traditional public schools.

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