Apr 02, 2018
A controversial school safety commission chaired by Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos held its first organizational meeting this week.   Though the U.S. Department of Education (ED) had originally told stakeholders that teachers and othe...
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Mar 26, 2018
Congress passed an omnibus appropriations bill Thursday which would provide funding for the remainder of federal fiscal year (FY) 2018, and which the President signed on Friday afternoon.   Overall, the funding bill represents a significa...
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Mar 23, 2018
Wednesday, March 21, 2018   Dear CEF Members:   I. FY 2018 appropriations   ·       Status of FY 2018 funding bill – Tonight Congress filed a 2232-page omnibus appropriations bill to fund the government for the rest of FY 2018.  T...
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Mar 22, 2018
Dear Colleagues,   I hope this email finds you well.  I want to thank all of you for your hard work and collaboration over the past few months and year as we work together to approve your State plan.  I am happy to report that we clos...
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Mar 19, 2018
This week the White House announced the formation of a new task force focused on school safety.  The Federal Commission on School Safety will be chaired by Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and will be charged with addressing school safety...
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Mar 12, 2018
Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) introduced new legislation this week to improve school safety.  The School Safety and Mental Health Service Improvement Act would amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) to expand the allowable...
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Mar 02, 2018
The U.S. Department of Education (ED) issued a notice this week outlining the final supplemental priorities that will be taken into consideration when evaluating grant applications.  The Secretary of Education can choose any number of these...
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Feb 27, 2018
In the days following a tragic school shooting at a Florida high school, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, as well as a number of Congressional Democrats have called on Congress to hold hearings on school safety.   Last week during a ra...
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