STATE OF THE UNION: Obama’s State of the Union to Focus on Rebuilding an Economy Where “Hard Work Pays Off and Responsibility Is Rewarded” ArticleJanuary 23, 2012
On Tuesday, January 24, at 9:00 p.m., EST, President Barack Obama will give his 2012 State of the Union address to a joint session of the U.S. Congress.
WAIVING AWAY HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION RATE ACCOUNTABILITY?: State NCLB Waiver Proposals Threaten to Weaken Accountability for High School Graduation Rates ArticleJanuary 23, 2012
In September 2011, with the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)—currently known as the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act—stalled in the U.S. Congress, President Obama outlined a plan to provide states flexibility within specific provisions of the law in exchange for state-led reform efforts to close achievement gaps, evaluate teachers and principals, promote rigorous accountability, and ensure that all students are on track to graduate ready for college and a career.
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On January 5, the Alliance for Excellent Education held a webinar featuring representatives from two states that have created literacy plans to meet students’ needs from birth through grade twelve.
CONGRESS PASSES BILL FUNDING U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION: Education Funding Cut By $100 Million, But Bill Restores Funding for Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy Program ArticleJanuary 09, 2012
On December 23, 2011, President Obama signed a Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 spending bill that will provide $45.29 billion in discretionary funding for the U.S. Department of Education, a decrease of $100 million compared to FY 2011 and $3.5 billion less than the amount Obama requested in his FY 2012 budget.