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What’s Happening in Washington, DC? A Federal Education Policy Update


Jessica Cardichon, Director of Federal Advocacy, Alliance for Excellent Education
Fred Jones, Legislative Associate, Alliance for Excellent Education
Phillip Lovell, Vice President of Federal Advocacy, Alliance for Excellent Education

The Alliance for Excellent Education held a webinar that provided an update on what’s happening with education policy in Washington, DC now, as well as what’s likely to get done and what’s likely to linger this year.

Shortly after the new year arrived, a new Congress convened in the nation’s capital. With new faces on key congressional committees, and some familiar faces in new positions, will 2013 bring with it real advancement in federal education policy? Members of the Alliance’s federal advocacy staff answered this question and provided other federal education policy updates, including

  • an analysis of the President Obama’s State of the Union address;
  • a discussion of the federal budget process, including an update on the across-the-board cuts, formally known as “sequestration”;
  • a status update on the U.S. Department of Education’s waivers from key provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act; and
  • the latest on the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

Supplemental Material

Please direct questions concerning the webinar to

NOTE: If you are unable to watch the webinar live, an archived version will be available
here approximately one or two days after the event airs.

 The Alliance for Excellent Education is a Washington, DC-based national policy and advocacy organization that works to improve national and federal policy so that all students can achieve at high academic levels and graduate from high school ready for success in college, work, and citizenship in the twenty-first century. For more information about the Alliance, visit

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