Jun 13, 2016
Legislation approved earlier this week by the Senate Appropriations Committee would provide small increases for some education programs, but would decimate funding for newly consolidated programs under Title IV of the Elementary and Seconda...
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Jun 06, 2016
This spring, in support of President Obama’s ConnectED initiative, The New York Public Library, the Digital Public Library of America and First Book joined forces to launch Open eBooks, an app that provides FREE access to a library of thous...
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Jun 03, 2016
In a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking released last week, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) challenges the general understanding States and local educational agencies (LEAs) have had regarding the timeline for transition to new accountabil...
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May 27, 2016
Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) released the first proposed regulations issued pursuant to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) (while discussion drafts from the Negotiated Rulemaking Committee have been released, they hav...
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May 20, 2016
At a Senate Committee hearing Wednesday on implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) continued to express his disapproval of the U.S. Depar...
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May 13, 2016
The U.S. Department of Education’s draft regulations on amendments to the supplement-not-supplant (SNS) provision in the Every Students Succeeds Act (ESSA) have proven controversial since they were first released as part of the Negotiated R...
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May 10, 2016
The U.S. Department of Education released a report Friday, May 6th, titled “The State of Racial Diversity in the Educator Workforce,” in conjunction with the National Summit on Teacher Diversity held at the Department. The report reviews tr...
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May 03, 2016
  “From the moment students enter a school, the most important factor in their success is not the color of their skin or the income of their parents, it’s the person standing at the front of the classroom... America’s future depends on its...
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