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SOUND AND FURY?: With Legislative Days Running Short, House Committees Get Moving on Education Bills Article

July 12, 2016

With the U.S. House of Representatives set to adjourn for August recess this week, the chamber saw a flurry of education-related activity last week that could result in significant legislation later this year … or it could signify nothing, with members of Congress choosing to delay any further action until a new Congress—and a new president—is sworn in early next year.

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OBAMA RELEASES FY 2014 BUDGET PROPOSAL: Budget Would Fund New High School Redesign Competition and Preschool Program for Low-Income Four-Year-Olds Article

April 22, 2013

Released April 10, President Obama’s education budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 proposes new grant competitions focused on high school redesign and college completion and includes a $75 billion plan to provide access to high-quality preschool programs.

STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESSES: Spotlighting Governors’ Speeches in Colorado, Nebraska, Vermont, and Virginia Article

January 28, 2013

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper (D) expressed pride in the work Colorado has done in improving early childhood education in his state of the state address on January 10.

DIGITAL LEARNING DAY: Less than One Month Until Students, Teachers, and Administrators Nationwide Gather to Explore How Digital Learning Is Changing Education; Nearly 18,000 Teachers, Forty-Six States, and DC Already Engaged Article

January 14, 2013

With less than one month until the second annual national Digital Learning Day on February 6, the Alliance for Excellent Education released initial details of the organization’s national effort to promote digital learning and spotlight successful instructional technology practice in the classroom.

Five States To Reimagine the School Day, Increase Classroom Time by 300 Hours Article

December 10, 2012

Five states—Colorado, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, and Tennessee—will participate in a pilot initiative to extend teaching time by 300 hours over the school year under a $3 million collaborative with the Ford Foundation and the National Center on Time and Learning.

RAISING THE BAR: More Kentucky Students Prepared for College and a Career, According to New Tests Pegged to Common Core State Standards Article

November 12, 2012

More than 47 percent of Kentucky’s public high school students were prepared for college and/or a career in School Year (SY) 2011–12, based on results released on November 2 from the state’s new tests, which are tied to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).

FIVE WAYS THAT PAY ALONG THE WAY TO THE B.A.: New Report Examines Role of Career and Technical Education in Preparing Individuals for Nation’s Approximately 29 Million “Middle Jobs” Article

October 15, 2012

A new report from Civic Enterprises and the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce examines how career and technical education (CTE) at both the high school and postsecondary levels can prepare individuals for the approximately 29 million “middle jobs” in the United States today.

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EDUCATION DEBATE: Obama and Romney Highlight Education Positions During First Presidential Debate Article

October 15, 2012

Although moderator Jim Lehrer of “PBS NewsHour” did not select education as one of the six segments on which the two candidates would focus during the first presidential debate, both President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney devoted a significant amount of time to the issue.

SCIENCE IN ACTION: NAEP Report Finds Students Lacking in Ability to Apply Science Knowledge in Real-Life Experiments Article

June 25, 2012

A new report measuring fourth, eighth, and twelfth graders’ abilities to apply their science knowledge in lab experiments finds that most students can select correct conclusions from a scientific investigation, but they face difficulty when asked to select correct conclusions and explain their results.

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