Mar 14, 2014
The Obama Administration’s budget is as much a policy document as it is a funding set of guidelines.  While this is considered the hallmark of a good budget document, sometimes more time is spent on the money side, and not enough on the pol...
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Mar 04, 2014
Today – March 4th the president sent to Congress his budget proposal for FY 2015.  He made the announcement at a DC area elementary school.  In his budget he proposes to expand funding for education by focusing on several themes that were i...
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Mar 04, 2014
The House of Representatives Budget Committee has issued a report: The War on Poverty: 50 Years Later. This report, which can be found at http://budget.house.gov/uploadedfiles/war_on_poverty.pdf . The report looks at many of the programs th...
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Feb 23, 2014
The coming week in Washington will see two Congressional hearings and several more leaks on the upcoming release of the president’s budget. The House education committee is holding a hearing on Thursday, February 27th at 10 AM Eastern on “E...
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Feb 10, 2014
The House & Senate education committees held hearings last week on early childhood education.  The Senate is to support Smart Start, a major early childhood education proposal by Senator Harkin (D-IA), chair of the Senate education committe...
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Feb 10, 2014
On Friday, February 7th the US Department of Education announced six states and the District of Columbia would receive a combined total of $38 million to continue their school turnaround efforts. States announced today and their grant amoun...
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Feb 10, 2014
This is an announcement from the Food Action Research Council   “Community Eligibility: Creating Hunger-Free Schools” - Part III: Preparing for Eliminating School Meal Applications Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 3:00 PM eastern. Registe...
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Jan 29, 2014
This is from a USED email "we have developed several webpages, available via www.ed.gov, that detail our priorities and outline the Administration's investments in education within the FY 2014 budget.  Of note is the new webpage that lays o...
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