STATE OF THE STATES: Governors Prioritize International Competitiveness, Innovation, Graduation Rates, and Vocational Education ArticleJune 25, 2013
North Carolina Governor Bev Perdue (D) delivered her state of the state address on February 14, joking that some people had accused her of ruining Valentine’s Day for their significant other.
DUNCAN TALKS EDUCATION BUDGET: In Congressional Testimony, Duncan Defends Obama’s Budget, Urges Committee Members to Look at Big Picture in Competitive Versus Formula Debate ArticleApril 22, 2013
Appearing before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS), Education, and Related Agencies on April 17, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan heard support for the president’s preschool proposal from committee members of both parties.
OBAMA RELEASES FY 2014 BUDGET PROPOSAL: Budget Would Fund New High School Redesign Competition and Preschool Program for Low-Income Four-Year-Olds ArticleApril 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.
CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET RESOLUTIONS: U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives Adopt Very Different Budget Plans, Likely Leading to Difficult Negotiations During Appropriations Process; Obama to Release Budget on April 10 ArticleApril 08, 2013
The congressional budget resolution is a nonbinding spending blueprint that sets monetary limits for the spending and tax legislation that the U.S. Congress will consider for the rest of the year.
KEEPING COLLEGE WITHIN REACH: Alliance for Excellent Education Higher Education Expert Testifies Before House Education and the Workforce Committee on Fixing Federal Student Aid ArticleMarch 25, 2013
Federal student aid spending increased to nearly $237 billion this year, but students entering college find the system obtuse and financial support difficult to obtain.
CONGRESS PASSES FISCAL YEAR 2013 SPENDING BILL: Including Sequester Cuts, Bill Reduces Discretionary Funding for U.S. Department of Education by $2.3 Billion ArticleMarch 25, 2013
Last week, the U.S. Congress passed a Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 spending package that avoids a government shutdown by keeping the federal government funded through the end of the fiscal year on September 30.
STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESSES: Governors Focus on Digital Learning, College Completion, and Reducing High School Dropout Rates ArticleMarch 11, 2013
Believing an investment in digital learning will improve public education in the state and bring it up to date, O’Malley proposed new investments in technology to accelerate the state’s transition to digital learning, including iPads, laptops, and Smart Boards.
SEQUESTER TO HIT MARCH 1: White House Details Impact of Across the Board Cuts to Federal Education Programs in New Report ArticleFebruary 25, 2013
On February 24, the White House released a report with state-by-state funding tables detailing how the “sequester".
STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESSES: Spotlighting Governors’ Speeches in Colorado, Nebraska, Vermont, and Virginia ArticleJanuary 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.
STATE OF THE STATES: Nation’s Governors Focus on Education as State of the State Addresses Begin ArticleJanuary 14, 2013
Saying that improving education goes “hand-in-hand” with job creation, Delaware Governor Jack Markell (D) delivered the National Governors Association’s (NGA) first-ever “State of the States” address on January 9 in Washington, DC.