May 19, 2017
The 2018 Conference schedule features more than one hundred sessions focused on economic, social, emotional, language, and cognitive barriers that may impede a student's right to earn an education. This year's Conference theme, Liberty to L...
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May 08, 2017
This week the House and Senate passed legislation which will fund the federal government for the remainder of federal fiscal year (FY) 2017.  Under the new legislation, funding for programs including Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Se...
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May 01, 2017
Monday, May 1, 2017    Education Funding in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Omnibus Appropriations Bill   The FY 2017 omnibus appropriations bill filed early this morning provides $68.2 billion for the Department of Education (ED), but once y...
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May 01, 2017
Today Congress acted to pass a short-term “continuing resolution” or “CR” which will fund the federal government for the next week. This measure will now go to the President for approval. If signed, it will keep the federal government opera...
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Apr 24, 2017
Congress returns next week from its two-week recess, at which point lawmakers will focus on reaching a deal to extend fiscal year (FY) 2017 appropriations in order to avoid a government shutdown.  The government is currently running on a sh...
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Apr 14, 2017
A “Dear Colleague” letter sent to State Chiefs Monday from Acting Assistant Secretary of Education Monique Chism offered confirmation of the U.S. Department of Education’s (ED’s) expectations for when interventions should go into place unde...
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Apr 07, 2017
A group of Democrats in Congress have written to the Trump Administration asking them to offer clear guidance on the rights of undocumented immigrants in education.  The letter, addressed to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Secretary of Educ...
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Apr 03, 2017
The U.S. Department of Education (ED) has released a new document outlining how peer reviewers should approach review of consolidated State plans submitted to the agency under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Under ESSA, ED is require...
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