LAST CUT IS THE DEEPEST: Final FY 2011 Spending Agreement Cuts Spending by Nearly $40 Billion, Includes More Cuts for Education Programs ArticleApril 18, 2011
After months of negotiations, House Republicans, Senate Democrats, and the White House finally came to an agreement on a long-term continuing resolution (CR).
FY 2011 SPENDING DISCUSSIONS CONTINUE: Pressure Mounts as April 8 Deadline Approaches and Possibility of Government Shutdown Increases ArticleApril 05, 2011
The possibility of a government shutdown is becoming more likely after negotiations between House Republicans and Senate Democrats appeared to break down on a spending bill that would fund the government through the rest of Fiscal Year (FY) 2011, which ends on September 30.
EDUCATION AND THE ECONOMY: Increasing High School Graduation Rates Significantly Boost Job Creation, Home Ownership, and Car Sales, New Study Finds ArticleMarch 22, 2011
Cutting the high school dropout rate in half for just one class would likely lead to billions of dollars in increased earnings, provide a boost to home and automobile sales, and create more than 50,000 new jobs nationwide.
FISCAL YEAR 2012 BUDGET FORTHCOMING: President Obama to Submit Budget Proposal on February 14 ArticleFebruary 07, 2011
President Obama will submit his budget proposal for Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 on Monday, February 14, one week later than the legal requirement.
A new report from College Board details the personal, financial, and lifetime benefits for students who obtain a higher education degree.
Average national SAT scores for the high school Class of 2010 remained virtually unchanged compared to last year, according to a new report from the College Board.
SENATE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE PASSES EDUCATION FUNDING BILL: Bill Would Target 40 Percent of School Improvement Grants to Secondary Schools ArticleSeptember 07, 2010
On July 29, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved an appropriations bill that would provide the U.S. Department of Education with $48.8 billion in discretionary funding for Fiscal Year 2011.
ESEA, RIGHT AWAY!: Voters Want Federal Action on High School Reform, According to New National Poll ArticleJuly 26, 2010
Improving the quality of public high schools through the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) is a voting issue for over eight in ten voters, according to a new bipartisan national poll from the Alliance for Excellent Education.
ECONOMIC IMPERATIVE: Alliance Study Finds that Fewer Dropouts Means Higher Spending on Homes, Cars, and Investments ArticleJune 14, 2010
Lowering the high school dropout rate will greatly increase the economic vitality for some of the nation’s largest metropolitan areas, according to a dramatic new study that the Alliance for Excellent Education released on June 9.