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“A FRAMEWORK FOR ADVANCING CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION”: Improving CTE Programs Are Critical to Transforming Nation’s Secondary Schools, Says New Alliance Policy Brief Article

June 25, 2012

By better integrating academic, career and technical education, and work-based learning, the nation’s secondary schools can increase student engagement, boost student achievement, and provide students with more options after they graduate from high school, according to a new policy brief from the Alliance for Excellent Education.

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION FACING “DEVASTING” SPENDING CUTS IN JANUARY 2013: Senators Plan Details Impact of Automatic Spending Cuts Article

June 25, 2012

As mentioned in the previous article, final Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 funding levels for the U.S. Department of Education are not expected until after the November elections, at which time the U.S. Congress is expected to return for a “lame duck” session to consider unfinished appropriations bill.

YOU TAKE THE HIGH ROAD AND I’LL TAKE THE LOW ROAD: As Appropriations Process Begins, Different Spending Approaches Likely to Delay Process Until After November Elections Article

April 30, 2012

As Congress gets to work determining how much federal money various departments and programs will receive this year, the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate have set discretionary spending limits that are approximately $19 billion apart—a development that is likely to delay the appropriations process until after the November elections.1

HOUSE COMMITTEE PASSES EDUCATION REFORM LEGISLATION: On Party-Line Votes, Committee Passes Accountability and Teacher Effectiveness Bills as Part of Work Rewriting NCLB Article

March 05, 2012

On February 28, the House Education and the Workforce Committee approved two pieces of legislation as part of its continuing work to rewrite the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), currently known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB).

CATCH THE WAIVE: Eleven States Receive Flexibility Under NCLB in Exchange for Reform Article

February 21, 2012

Eleven states will receive flexibility under the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act in exchange for their commitment to raise standards, improve accountability, and undertake essential reforms to improve teacher effectiveness.

STATE OF THE UNION BINGO: Alliance Brings Back Its Popular Bingo Cards for 2012 State of the Union Address Article

January 23, 2012

President Obama previewed some of the themes he intends to raise in his 2012 State of the Union address, but will he mention education reform? Specifically, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), currently known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB), is ten years old and is long overdue for a revamp.


January 09, 2012

On January 6, U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline (R-MN) released two draft pieces of legislation on accountability and teacher effectiveness as part of the committee’s work to overhaul the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), currently known as the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act.

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