February 2011
Feb 26
Feb 26, 2011

The House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation's has released its proposal for a short-term emergency spending plan to forestall the government shutdown on March 4th. This proposal, if agreed to by the Senate would keep the gover...

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Feb 20
Feb 20, 2011

The Department's Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) is hosting a series of regional meetings to engage stakeholders on what makes for quality education for English Learners. A diverse assembly of stakeholders, including teachers,...

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Feb 19
Feb 19, 2011

By a vote of 235-189 the House passed their version of the spending plan for the balance of the fiscal year. Their proposal cuts education by 16% or $11.5 billion. Sixty programs are proposed to be eliminated, many are cut. A partial list i...

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Feb 18
Feb 18, 2011


U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today (Feb 17) announced that eight states will receive funding to turn around their persistently lowest achieving schools through the School Improvement Grants (SIG) program.
The funds are part of ...

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Feb 14
Feb 14, 2011

The President's budget for fiscal year 2012 has been released and submitted to the Congress. While many areas of the budget are being reduced, the overall funding for education is being proposed for an increase. In the budget proposal there...

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Feb 13
Feb 13, 2011

The first of what will be many phases of the funding issue has started. On Friday evening (February 11th)  the House Appropriation's committee released its proposal. This is to be for the current fiscal year (FY 11). The authority for the...

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