Apr 13, 2018
A conference held this week celebrating the 35th anniversary of the landmark “A Nation at Risk Report” hosted several former Secretaries of Education, advocates, and journalists to discuss education policy as it stands.   Panelists lament...
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Apr 12, 2018
"This webinar will be informative to both LEAs and SEAs. It is designed to provide a high-level overview of the tool and demonstrate its functionality. Those in attendance will also be able to request individualized technical assistance fro...
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Apr 11, 2018
Brustein & Manasevit Spring Forum 2018 “The Yin and Yang of Federal Grants Management: How to HandleMore (Responsibilities) with Less (Dollars)” May 9 – 11, 2018The Washington Hilton, Washington, DC   Though the Every Student Succeeds A...
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Apr 10, 2018
The U.S. Department of Education (ED) heard from a variety of stakeholders on Wednesday regarding the 2014 “Dear Colleague” letter addressing school discipline disparities.  Two separate listening sessions were held this week, one including...
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Apr 03, 2018
Dear Colleagues:   Now that Congress has enacted and the President has signed into law a final a fiscal year (FY) 2018 (school year (SY) 2018-2019) appropriations act for the U.S. Department of Education (ED), I am writing to provide a br...
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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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