BETTER LATE THAN NEVER: Congress Begins Work on FY 2012 Funding for U.S. Department of Education as New Fiscal Year Begins ArticleOctober 04, 2011
Because Congress failed to pass any spending bills prior to the start of Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 on October 1, it was necessary to clear a short-term continuing resolution (CR) that will fund the government through October 4 and provide Congress with more time to negotiate a long-term solution.
SOUND AND FURY OR SIGNIFYING NOTHING?: Flurry of Congressional Activity on NCLB Rewrite As House Passes Charter Schools Bill, House Committee Holds Hearing, and Senate Republicans Introduce Legislation ArticleSeptember 19, 2011
There was a flurry of activity on Capitol Hill last week around a rewrite of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).
ALLIANCE FOR EXCELLENT EDUCATION ANNOUNCES NEW CENTER FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL DIGITAL LEARNING AND POLICY: Center’s Work in Digital Learning to Be Integrated into All Alliance Policy Areas ArticleSeptember 06, 2011
Last month, the Alliance for Excellent Education announced the creation of the Center for Secondary School Digital Learning and Policy (the Center).
KLINE INTRODUCES STATE AND LOCAL FUNDING FLEXIBLITY ACT: Bill Would Allow States and School Districts to Move Money Among Education Programs, Receives Criticism from Democrats ArticleJuly 11, 2011
On June 22, the House Education and the Workforce Committee approved a bill to reform and strengthen the current charter school program by a bipartisan vote of 34 to 5.
WAVE GOODBYE TO WAIVERS?: Key House Republicans Challenge Duncan’s Plan to Grant Waivers to NCLB Requirements ArticleJune 27, 2011
Earlier this month, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan outlined his options for waiving certain requirements in the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) should Congress be unable to finish a reauthorization of the law by this fall.
WAIVING GOODBYE TO NCLB?: U.S. Education Secretary Discusses Options to Grant Relief from NCLB’s Requirements In Absence of Congressional Action ArticleJune 13, 2011
In a June 10 conference call with reporters and a June 13 op-ed for Politico, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan discussed his options for waiving certain requirements in the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) should Congress be unable to finish a reauthorization of the law by this fall.
SETTING NEW PRIORITIES IN EDUCATION SPENDING: House Committee Passes First Education Reform Bill, Eliminates More than Forty Federal Education Programs ArticleMay 31, 2011
On May 25, the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce passed the first in a series of education reform bills designed to revamp the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).