March 2013
Mar 24
Mar 24, 2013

March 24th

The continuing resolution (CR) to replace the expiring funding authority is on the president’s desk for signature. The current authority expires on March 27th. This is for fiscal year 2013, which for most elementary and secondar...

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Mar 21
Mar 21, 2013

The Senate sent a continuing resolution with basically the 2012 levels minus the sequester to the House.  The House has passed it and sent it to the president.  

 Budget process for FY 14 still unfolding in Senate and House.

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Mar 15
Mar 15, 2013

March 15 –

The House and Senate are working on their own individual continuing resolutions (CR) for the balance of the fiscal year (FY 13) and their individual budget plans for the next (FY 14). The president is expected to release his b...

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Mar 12
Mar 12, 2013

March 12 –

The fiscal issues continue to dominate the Congressional landscape as House Budget Chairman Ryan (R-WI) released his budget proposal and Senate Budget Committee Murray (D-WA) will be releasing her version later this week. The ...

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Mar 06
Mar 06, 2013


These were notes that I took during a telephone call with several members of the USED staff in a group conference call.  They were responding to written questions - many from the Association - but I was taking notes as they spoke. 


1) Allo...

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Mar 04, 2013

States’ Perspectives on Waivers: Relief from NCLB, Concern about Long-term Solutions

Today, the Center on Education Policy at The George Washington University released a report describing states’ early experiences in applying for flexibili...

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Mar 02
Mar 02, 2013

March 2nd –

The president signed the ($85 billion) sequester order on Friday evening, March 1st. Over the next week the various department heads will be making decisions about how this will be managed. Every agency will be managing the c...

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