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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Feb 20, 2018
President Trump submitted his budget request for fiscal year (FY) 2019 to Congress on Monday, as Congress still works to finalize funding levels for the current fiscal year.  Overall, the budget proposes cutting approximately 5 percent from...
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Feb 14, 2018
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) announced Wednesday that they reached a bipartisan deal to raise budget caps for fiscal years (FYs) 2018 and 2019, paving the way for Congress to finaliz...
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Feb 07, 2018
President Donald Trump delivered his first State of the Union address to Congress on Tuesday evening, emphasizing his support for immigration reform and restoring infrastructure.   The President called on Congress to pass a $1.5 trillion ...
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