May 2015
May 29, 2015

This week, the Department of Education (ED) hosted a webinar on the implementation of the Uniform Grants Guidance (UGG). The webinar highlighted the goals of the UGG, which streamlines and consolidates eight existing circulars from the Offi...

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May 22, 2015

With the reintroduction of a bill in the House and Senate, it seems Members of Congress are still hoping to push early education legislation through this Congress.  The Strong Start for America’s Children Act, originally introduced in 2013,...

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May 19, 2015

Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee introduced the Strong Start for America’s Children Act, legislation that would expand quality preschool programs. ...

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May 15, 2015

Early last week the Senate voted to pass a budget resolution for fiscal year (FY) 2016, allowing appropriators to move forward with drafting bills that will set out individual program-level spending.
The budget discussion is only the first ...

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May 14, 2015

Congress has arguably come further in the process of reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) this year than at any time since No Child Left Behind was passed in 2001.  The House Committee on Education and the Workfor...

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May 07, 2015

This week the U.S. Department of Education (ED) published final regulations on the Maintenance of Effort (MOE) requirement under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
The central purpose of these regulations is to clarify ...

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