DEBATING EDUCATION: Obama and Romney Promote Education Records, Importance of Education to the Economy and Public Safety During Final Debates ArticleOctober 31, 2012
Although education was not a big topic during the final two presidential debates, both President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney linked education’s importance to the nation’s economy and public safety while promoting education reforms they support as president and governor, respectively.
On December 7, the Alliance for Excellent Education, Asia Society, Committee for Economic Development, Council of Chief State School Officers, and National Governors Association Center for Best Practices cohosted a live webcast featuring Andreas Schleicher, head of indicators and analysis division for OECD’s Directorate of Education.
DIVIDED WE STALL?: Prospects for Education Reform Unclear After Republicans Take Control in the House of Representatives, Gain Ground in Senate ArticleNovember 15, 2010
As the smoke clears from an election day battle that left Democrats bruised and beaten, it is evident that Republicans will pick up at least sixty seats—and possibly as many as sixty-five—to claim control of the U.S. House of Representatives.
According to a new report from the National Conference of State Legislators (NCSL), the dire financial straits in which many states found themselves are beginning to ease.
STATE FUNDING GAPS: New Education Trust Report Finds Large Funding Gaps Between High- and Low-Poverty School Districts ArticleNovember 19, 2003
According to a new report by the Education Trust, large funding gaps continue to exist between high-income and low-income and minority districts in many states.
GRADUATION FOR ALL: House Bill Promotes Student Graduation Plan and Adolescent Literacy to Combat High Dropout Rates ArticleOctober 06, 2003
In an effort to raise embarrassingly low graduation rates in the nation's high schools, a new bill in the House of Representatives authorizes $1 billion in federal funding for schools to increase literacy rates and implement individual graduation plans for students most at risk of dropping out of high school
AMERICANS WANT A LARGER FEDERAL INVESTMENT IN EDUCATION: Committee for Education Funding Releases New Poll ArticleSeptember 22, 2003
Eighty-one percent of participants in a recent poll responded that the federal government should increase funding for education programs and 85 percent of participants thought this investment should be "more than five cents of every dollar it spends."
By deciding to postpone a floor vote on the 2004 spending bill for the District of Columbia until early September, House leaders effectively put off a vote on a separate bill that would create a private-school voucher program in Washington, D.C.
Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) has introduced legislation that would reform the nation's secondary schools through a new focus on adolescent literacy, academic counselors, and a new grant program.
OBEY AMENDMENT TO INCREASE EDUCATION FUNDING $5 BILLION FAILS ON HOUSE FLOOR: House Goes on to Approve Smallest Education Increase in Eight Years ArticleJuly 21, 2003
On July 10, during consideration of the fiscal 2004 education spending bill, the House of Representatives rejected an amendment by House Appropriations Committee Ranking Member David Obey
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