THE HIGH COST OF LOW EDUCATIONAL PERFORMANCE: New OECD Report Finds that 25 Point Increase in PISA Scores Could Lead to $40.6 Trillion Increase in United States’s GDP ArticleJanuary 25, 2010
Relatively small improvements in students’ educational performance can have large impacts on a nation’s future economic well-being, according to a new international study from the Paris-based Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD).
On December 2, Representative Rubén Hinojosa (D-TX) introduced legislation that would provide $2.5 billion in federal funds for low-performing high schools. T
TWO OMNIBUS BILLS AND A PARTRIDGE IN A PEAR TREE?: Final Vote on Education Appropriations Bill Could Come Before Christmas ArticleDecember 07, 2009
Congressional leaders are mulling options on how to finish work on the seven remaining appropriations bills before the stopgap continuing resolution expires December 18.
Over the last two weeks, Congress passed landmark education legislation that includes historic increases for Title I, changes to improve teacher quality and recruitment, and new initiatives designed to improve school accountability.