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Oct 21, 2021

Dear Colleague,

 

The U.S. Departments of Education and Treasury invite you to an upcoming two-part webinar series – “Using American Rescue Plan Funds and Other Federal Supports to Address State and Local Teacher and School Staff Labor Sh...

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Oct 12, 2021

October 7, 2021

 

 

Dear Colleagues,

 

I wanted to let you know about some upcoming activities related to bullying prevention later this month. Please feel free to share with your colleagues and networks.

 

  1. On October 26, 2021, at ...
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OSEP Update

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October 2021

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The Connector

September 2021

Updates From the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans

Hispani...


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sept. 21, 2021
Contact: Press Office
(202) 401-1576 or press@ed.gov

 

U.S. Department of Education Announces 2021 National Blue Ribbon...

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You're Invited
Please join us for the next U.S. Department of Education STEM Webinar:
Data Literacy
October 15, 2021         2:00 - 3:30 PM ET

Register HERE.

See below and the attached flyer for more details. Feel free to share.

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Sep 14, 2021

U.S. Department of Education Announces Return-to-School Road Trip to Spotlight Safe Return to In-Person Learning

  SEPTEMBER 14, 2021   Contact:   Press Office, (202) 401-1576, press@ed.gov       ...
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OSEP Update

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September 2021

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Back to School!

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September 2021, Volume 2, Issue 11

U.S. Department of Education

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE)

OESE Newsflash: PK-12 Grantee News

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AUGUST 31, 2021   Contact:   Press Office, (202) 401-1576, press@ed.gov      

Students across the country continue to return to in-person learning after more than a year of varied access to the educational opport...

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New Guidance Reaffirms Importance of Full Implementation of Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amidst...


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U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights Announces Civil Rights Data Collection for the 2021-22 School Year

  AUGUST 13, 2021   Contact:   Press Office, (202) 401-1576, press@ed.gov   ...
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Aug 10, 2021

 

 

 

As part of this week’s Back to School activities, the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education invites you to join our final virtual session of the Summer Learning and Enrichment Collaborative this Thursday, August 12th from 3:...

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From: ED Stakeholder <EDStakeHolder@ed.gov>
Date: Mon, Aug 9, 2021 at 1:00 PM
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OSEP Update

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August 2021

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August 2021, Volume 2, Issue 10

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE)

Office of State Grant and Program Support Newsletter

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August 2, 2021 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 
July 28, 2021  

Contact: Press Office
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Department of Education Releases $600 ...

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Jul 27, 2021

Tue, Jul 27, 2021 at 2:19 PM EDT

 

Dear Colleagues,

 

As we wind down summer, the Department is planning some exciting Back to School activities for the week of August 9th.  We hope you can join us for some or all of these unique opport...

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Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona on CDC Guidance

07/27/2021 04:11 PM EDT
"Students are provided the best opportunity to learn and thrive when learning in person. We know the best way to safely do this is to ge...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 23, 2021

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Jul 26, 2021

Save-The-Date

- Lessons from the Field Webinar Series -

Returning to School: Strategies for Supporting Staff

Wednesday, July 28, 2021 | 3:00 - 4:15 PM ET

 

Attention: State and District Leaders, Faculty, Staff, Educators, Paren...

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APPROVED STATE PLANS

This week, the Department announced approval of seven American Rescue Plan (ARP) Elementary and Secondary Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund state plans -- ArkansasMassachusettsRhode IslandSouth DakotaTexasUtah, a...

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OSEP's July 2021 UpdateCourchaine, Tara shared a file with you Dear Larry, Gregg, Dan and Diana, We are preparing for the briefing with Kat

OSEP Update

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Dear colleagues,

I want to share the email below and the information attached that was sent to chief state school officers on Friday, July 2.

Best,

Patrick Rooney, Director
School Support and Accountability

 

 

From: Hone...


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U.S. Department of Education Invites States and School Districts to Apply for Additional $600 Million in American Rescue Plan Funds for Students Experiencing Homelessness

  JULY 6, 2021   Contact:   Press O...
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Department of Education Implements TEACH Grant Program Changes to Benefit Teachers and Students

  American Families Plan would double TEACH Grant Amount and make additional program enhancements   JULY 1, ...
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July 2021, Volume 2, Issue 9

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE)

Office of State Grant and Program Support Newsletter

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 1, 2021
Contact: Press Office
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U.S. Department of Education Releases More Than $3 Billi...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 1, 2021
Contact: Press Office
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U.S. Department of Education Releases More Than $3 Billi...

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U.S. Department of Education Confirms Title IX Protects Students from Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity 06/16/2021 12:55 PM EDT
The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights today issued a Not...
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U.S. Department of Education Posts State Plans for Use of American Rescue Plan Funds to Support Students and the Safe and Sustained Reopening of Schools 06/14/2021 09:54 AM EDT
Today, the U.S. Department of Education (Department) post...
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Department will hold an Equity Summit Series starting this month

 

Today, building on the American Rescue Plan’s historic funding for schools as drivers of equity and opportunity, the Department of Education announced a series of actions ...

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June 2021, Volume 2, Issue 8

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE)

Office of State Grant and Program Support Newsletter

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OSEP Update

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June 2021

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ED Announces State Allocations of $800 Million in American Rescue Plan Funds to Support Students Experiencing Homelessness

On April 23, the Department announced plans to distribute $800 million under the American Rescue Plan's Elementary a...

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May 24, 2021

Lessons from the Field -

Returning to In-Person Learning: Supporting Students, Especially Those with Disabilities, through Intensive Instruction, Effective Learning Environments and Family Engagement

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 | 3:00 - 4...

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May 24, 2021

 

The 8th Annual ED Games Expo (All-Virtual) Visit disclaimer page
June 1 to 5, 2021

Welcome to the 8th Annual ED Games Expo, an all-virtual event from June 1 to 5, 2021. The Expo showcases game-changing innovations in educatio...


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Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights Announces Virtual Public Hearing to Gather Information for the Purpose of Improving Enforcement of Title IX 05/17/2021 01:58 PM EDT
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Colleagues...

 

As we end Teacher Appreciation Week, I wanted to share a blog from Secretary Cardona to America’s teachers.  Please share with your members and networks.

 

https://blog.ed.gov/2021/05/a-letter-to-americas-teachers/

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OSEP Update

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May 2021

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May 2021, Volume 2, Issue 7

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE)

Office of State Grant and Program Support Newsletter

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Education Department Announces State Allocations of $800 Million in American Rescue Plan Funds to Support Students Experiencing Homelessness

  ED Distributing $200 Million to States Monday   APRIL 23, 202...
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Apr 26, 2021

 

 

 

Lessons from the Field: Family & Community Engagement and Returning to In-Person Instruction

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 3:00 - 4:00 PM ET

 

Attention: Education Agencies, Education Providers and Family & Community Engagement Staf...

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Apr 22, 2021

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Apr 22, 2021

April 22, 2021

Dear Superintendent:

 

    I hope this letter finds you well in these challenging times. I write to let you know about current efforts by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) to address question...

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Apr 22, 2021

Award Honors Schools, Districts, and Postsecondary Institutions for Reducing Environmental Impact and Costs, Improving Health and Wellness, Offering Effective Sustainability Education

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Apr 21, 2021
U.S. Education Department Releases State Plan Template for the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund 04/21/2021 10:18 AM EDT

 

Today, the U.S. Department of Education (Department) released the State p...
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 April 2021

Sign Up to Receive The Family, School & Community Engagement Newsletter

American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief

On March 17, the U.S. Department of Edu...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

April 9, 2021

Contact: Press Office
(202) 401-1576 or press@ed.gov

 

U.S. Department of Education Releases COVID-19 Handbook, Volume 2: Roadma...

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Apr 12, 2021

 

Lessons from the Field: Guidance for Early Childhood Education Programs and Providers

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 | 3:00 - 4:00 PM ET

ATTENTION: State and Local Education Agencies and Early Childhood Education Providers

As our...

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April 2021, Volume 2, Issue 6

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE)

Office of State Grant and Program Support Newsletter

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OSEP's April 2021 Update

OSEP Update

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April 2021

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Apr 06, 2021

Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights Launches Comprehensive Review of Title IX Regulations to Fulfill President Biden’s Executive Order Guaranteeing an Educational Environment Free from Sex Discrimination

  04/06/2021 09:08 A...
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Apr 01, 2021
 

REL Webinar: Taking Action to Address the Teacher Supply Chain

We invite you to join a REL Central webinar exploring how a new tool that predicts patterns of teacher shortages is being used to...

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Date: Mon, Mar 29, 2021 at 11:34 AM
Subject: Celebrating Heroic Women - digital resources
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Dear Colleagues,

 

In celebration of Women’s History Month, the First Lady’s Office and the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Amer...





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Mar 30, 2021

Dear Colleagues,

 

Please review below and attached three important announcements: one from ED (about next week’s Best Practices Clearinghouse webinar), one from the CDC (a communications update from the School Staff Vaccination Program),...

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Mar 29, 2021

Save-the-Date

Lessons from the Field: Safely Reopening and Sustaining In-Person Instruction

 

Wednesday, March 31, 2021 | 3:00 - 4:00 PM ET

Register Here!

Attention: State and District Leaders, Faculty, Staff, Educators, Parents and ...

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MARCH 18, 2021

 

 

Dear Colleagues,

 

On January 21, 2021, President Biden issued Executive Order (E.O.) 14000, “Supporting the Reopening and Continuing Operation of Schools and Early Childhood Education Providers.” This E.O. directs t...

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$122 billion from the American Rescue Plan will help achieve President Biden’s goal to open the majority of K-8 schools within his first 100 days in office

  MARCH 17, 2021   Contact:   Press Office, (202) ...
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March 9, 2021

 

Dear Education Partners,

 

On March 2, 2021, President Biden challenged all states, territories, and the District of Columbia to ensure every pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade (pre-K through 12) educator and school sta...

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March 2021, Volume 2, Issue 5

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE)

Office of State Grant and Program Support Newsletter

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March 8, 2021

 

Dear colleagues,

 

Please see the information below that was shared with chief state school officers earlier this morning.

 

Best,

Patrick Rooney, Director
School Support and Accountability

 

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from: Honeysett, Adam <Adam.Honeysett@ed.gov>
date: Mar 2, 2921, 3:01 PM
subject: Letter from Education Secretary Miguel Cardona: Working Together for Students

 

To our Nation’s Educators and Education Stakeholders:  

 

Thank you for givi...



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OSEP Update

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March 2021

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Mar 01, 2021

As part of the effort to reopen schools – a stated priority for President Biden’s first 100 days in office – various federal agencies have been tasked with issuing guidance outlining what would be considered safety standards for reopening. ...

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February 22, 2021

 

Dear colleagues,

Please see the letter below that was sent to all chief state school officers earlier this afternoon.

Best,

Patrick Rooney, Director
School Assesssment and Accountability

 

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Feb 14, 2021

February 12, 2021

 

Dear Colleagues,

Please see the invitation below and attached for a webinar next week regarding the joint CDC and ED guidance released today. Please share with your colleagues in your state and districts.

 

Best,

P...

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January 2021 OSEP Update

In This Issue:

Inside OSEP: Laurie's Letter

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January 2021, Volume 2, Issue 4

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE)

Office of State Grant and Program Support Newsletter

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Dear Colleagues,

 

The Department’s Office of Safe and Supportive Schools, in partnership with CDC, will present a webinar next Wednesday, January 13, Returning to School: Mitigation and  Mental Health Strategies. Please see the attached ...

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Dear colleagues,

 

Happy new year! I am sharing the enclosed fact sheet that the Department released today regarding the waivers granted by USDA for the school meal programs and its impact on certain state-administered programs under the ...

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Dear Colleagues,

 

Last summer, States and school districts reported, for the first time, school-by-school spending data required by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (...

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OSEP's December 2020 Update: Federal COVID-19 Resources | Dose of Data | Research You Can Use | Engage With Us

Improving Results for Youth and Children With Disabilities

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Dear State Title II, Part A Directors,

 

As most of you know, the U.S. Department of Education conducts annual surveys of both SEAs and LEAs to determine how they use Title II, Part A funds; the surveys fulfill the Title II, Part A report...

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December 2020, Volume 2, Issue 3

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE)

Office of State Grant and Program Support Newsletter

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December 3, 2020

 

Dear Intergovernmental stakeholders,

 

This year, providing effective and engaging instruction to meet the individual needs of every student will look different whether it is presented remotely or in-person. E...

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Dear colleagues,

 

Please see the below information with a correction from what I shared last week – with the password to join the webinars this week.

 

Best,

Patrick

Patrick Rooney, Director
School Support and Accountability

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Improving Results for Youth and Children With Disabilities

 

Novembe...

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Nov 24, 2020

The Honorable Betsy Devos
Secretary
United States Department of Education
400 Maryland Ave SW
Washington, DC 20202 

Dear Secretary DeVos, 

This letter is in response to the recent release of a portal to track spending of CARES Act Education...







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Nov 23, 2020

DeVos and States Clash on Whether COVID-19 Aid Is Just 'Sitting in the Bank'

Just a small portion of federal coronavirus relief earmarked for schools had been spent by the end of September, t...

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Nov 23, 2020

DeVos and States Clash on Whether COVID-19 Aid Is Just 'Sitting in the Bank'

Just a small portion of federal coronavirus relief earmarked for schools had been spent by the end of September, t...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Nov. 20, 2020
Contact: Press Office
(202) 401-1576 or press@ed.gov

 

Secretary DeVos Unveils Interactive Online Portal to Provide Tran...

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Nov 19, 2020

As you may know, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is turning 45 on November 29th. The Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA) has teamed up with the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) to produce a v...

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November 2020, Volume 2, Issue 2

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE)

Office of State Grant and Program Support Newsletter

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United States Department of Education

Office of State Grant and Program Support

 

November 9, 2020

 

 

Dear Chief State School Officer:

 

Several weeks ago, I sent the message below to State Program Directors who work with pro...

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Dear colleagues,

 

Our colleagues in the Department’s Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) will be hosting a webinar on Culturally Responsive School Practices to Promote the Success of Native American English Learners on November...

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Dear Intergovernmental stakeholders,

 

This year, back-to-school presented historic challenges that changed the way schools across the country welcomed students back, whether in person, remotely, or a hybrid of the two. Actively addressin...

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Nov 02, 2020

Dear Education Stakeholder,

 

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Communications and Outreach would like to provide you with advance notification of a virtual showcase featuring Pattison’s Academy by Laurie VanderPloeg, Directo...

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OSEP's October 2020 Update: Federal COVID-19 Resources | Dose of Data | Research You Can Use | Engage With Us

Improving Results for Youth and Children With Disabilities

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Oct 27, 2020

“Education Technology Resources to Support Students With or At Risk for Disabilities During COVID19”

A WEBINAR for Special Education Practitioners, Administrators, Parents, and Stakeholders

Wednesday, October 28, 1PM to 2PM eastern

(plus...

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Oct 11, 2020

Dear Chief State School Officers,

 

Today (10/09/2020), the U.S. Department of Education released Providing Equitable Services to Students and Teachers in Non-Public Schools under CARES Act Programs.  This document revises previous (April...

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Oct 06, 2020

October 2020, Volume 2, Issue 1

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education

Office of State Grant and Program Support Newsletter

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Dear Colleagues,

 

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) will be hosting a webinar on Culturally Responsive School Practices to Promote the Success of Hispanic English Learners on October 8, 2020...

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The following OSERS vacancy announcement(s):  Program Specialist, GS-301-14,

located in the Office of Special Education Programs, Office of the Director, closes on

October 13, 2020 and is open to everyone.  This vacancy is limited to 50 a...

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The Department is undertaking a study of district and school uses of federal funds. The proposed survey instruments have been posted for public comment through October 26. You can find the materials here: https://beta.regulations.gov/docume...

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Secretary DeVos Launches New Web Tool to Help Parents, Educators Easily Access School Spending Data

SEPTEMBER 16, 2020

Contact:   Press Office, (202) 401-1576, press@ed.gov

  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos launched ...
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September 2020, Volume 1, Issue 8

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education

Office of State Grant and Program Support Newsletter

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Dear colleagues,

 

Please see the attached flyer that announces two upcoming webinars from the U.S. Department’s Office of English Language Acquisition. Please feel free to share this with your districts and schools. Have a good weekend, ...

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September 3, 2020

 

Dear Chief State School Officer:

 

During the past several months, we have experienced unprecedented challenges across this nation, and I thank you for your efforts to meet the needs of all your students and safely...

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Dear colleagues,

 

The U.S. Department of Education invites you to join us on September 9 for a webinar focused on teacher collaboration to align language and content instruction (September 9, 3:30-5:00 pm ET). Please see the event regist...

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United States Department of Education

Office of Formula Grants

 

On October 15, 2019, President Trump signed Executive Order 13891, “Promoting the Rule of Law Through Improved Agency Guidance Documents,” which established a Federal polic...

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August 14, 2020

 

Dear colleagues,

The COVID-19 pandemic has posed incredible educational challenges, including numerous school closures and created an unprecedented level of activity in the online learning space. Relatedly, as states, d...

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August 2020 Newsletter from the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education
 

August 2020, Volume 1, Issue 7

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education

Office of...


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On Monday, August 10, 2020, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET, the U.S. Department of Education (the Department), Office of Safe and Supportive Schools (OSSS) and its Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) Technical Assistance (...

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Jul 08

July 2020, Volume 1, Issue 6

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education

Office of State Grant and Program Support Newsletter

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Department launches $600,000 competition to advance student-centered technology education

 

As part of her continuing charge to state and local education leaders to rethink school, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today a...

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Jun 25, 2020

Dear K-12 education stakeholders,

Please join U.S. Department of Education Assistant Secretary of the Office of Elementary and Secondary EducationFrank Brogan, as he leads a panel discussion on the use of technology to support meaningf...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 25, 2020
Contact: Press Office
(202) 401-1576 or press@ed.gov

 

Secretary DeVos Issues Rule to Ensure CARES Act Funding Serves All Students

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Jun 17, 2020

Reminder Grant Assistance Information

Dear Grantee,

Tomorrow, 06/18 and Friday, 06/19, the State and Grantee Relations (SGR) will host two office hours sessions.  During office hours, ESSER grantees may connect with SGR through Skype or by ph...



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Jun 04, 2020

Dear K-12 education stakeholders,

Please join U.S. Department of Education Assistant Secretary of the Office of Elementary and Secondary EducationFrank Brogan, as he leads a panel discussion on the practical application of virtual lear...

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Jun 04, 2020

June 2020, Volume 1, Issue 5

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education

Office of State Grant and Program Support Newsletter

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The Department of Education is seeking peer reviewers for its FY 2020 Education Stabilization Fund-Rethink K-12 Education Models (ESF-REM) discretionary grant competition.

 

The Education Stabilization Fund-Rethink K-12 Education Models (...

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Dear colleagues,

 

Please see this note and attached fact sheet that were sent to chief state school officers earlier this afternoon.

 

Best,

Patrick

Patrick Rooney
Director, School Support & Accountability

   

 

From: Hone...


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Dear Colleagues,

 

On May 11, 2020, the U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced a $3 million grant competition to support school districts that build equitable, student-centered funding (SCF) systems under a pilot program author...

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May 15, 2020

TITLE IX REGULATIONS

 

 

 

On May 6, Secretary DeVos took action to strengthen Title IX protections for survivors of sexual misconduct and to restore due process in campus proceedings to ensure all students can pur...

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[NOTE: 05/19/2020--The message below was forwarded to the ESEA Network by Patrick Rooney, Director, School Support and Accountability, US Department of Education.]

 

OESE CAREER OPPORTUNITY

 

The following OESE position is currently ann...

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Dear colleagues,

 

I wanted to let you know that this afternoon, the Department released additional FAQs for the ESSER Fund. This includes a technical appendix about making ESSER formula subgrants to LEAs. You can find the document on thi...

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May 2020, Volume 1, Issue 4

Office of Elementary & Secondary Education

Office of State Grant and Program Support Newsletter

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Dear Colleagues:

 

I wanted to let you know that the Department today released the notice inviting applications for the Competitive Grants for State Assessments (CGSA) program. The purpose of this program is to enhance the quality of asse...

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Apr 30, 2020

Dear Intergovernmental stakeholders,

 

Today, the U.S. Department of Education released Providing Equitable Services to Students and Teachers in Non-Public Schools under CARES Act Programs.  

 

The purpose of this document is to provide...

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Apr 29, 2020

Dear colleagues,

 

I hope you are all staying safe and healthy. I wanted to let you know that the Department released two new COVID-19 fact sheets that may be of interest to you. Please follow the links to view the full documents. As a re...

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Apr 28, 2020

 

 

FCC Media Contact:

Press Office, (202) 418-2156

mediarelations@fcc.gov

 

ED Media Contact:   

Press Office, (202) 401-1576 

press@ed.gov

 

For Immediate Release

 

FCC AND U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION PROMOTE REMOTE EDUCATION...

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U.S. Department of Education sent this bulletin at 04/23/2020 02:30 PM EDT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 23, 2020
Contact: Press Office
(202) 401-1576 or press@ed.gov

 

Flexible CARES Act funds empower state and local education leaders to t...




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Elementary and secondary education stakeholders,

Please join senior officials from the U.S. Department of Education for a COVID-19 briefing. The briefing will provide an overview of the Department’s implementation of the Coronavirus Aid...

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Dear colleagues,

 

The Department realizes that due to the extended school closures over the past month due to the national emergency caused the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, you are dealing with many competing, time-sensitive demands. As ...

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Dear colleagues,

I want to share this fact sheet that was released yesterday, which responds to frequently asked questions related to the use of grant funds from the U.S. Department of Education during the novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (C...

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April 2020, Volume 1, Issue 3

Office of Elementary & Secondary Education

Office of State Grant and Program Support Newsletter

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Dear colleagues,

 

Please see the letter and attached waiver template that was shared with chief state school officers earlier today.

 

Best,

Patrick

Patrick Rooney
Director, School Support and Accountability

 

From: Honeysett, A...


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Apr 02, 2020

Register here
We are experiencing technical issues. If you get an error message when you try to sign up, use this form to get a streaming copy of the webinar the week of the 6th.

A full recording and slides will be sent to...



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Mar 30, 2020


After days of tense negotiations, lawmakers and the White House have come to an agreement over a legislative package to provide economic relief in response to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Senate passed the legislation late Wedn...

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Dear colleagues,

 

Please see the information below regarding flexibility being offered by the Department. I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy.

 

Best,

Patrick

Patrick Rooney
Director, School Support and Accountability

 

 

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[March 12, 2020--This message was forwarded by Patrick Rooney, Director School Support and Accountability]

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos issued new resources today that will assist education leaders in prot...

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Dear colleagues,

 

This afternoon, the Department released a draft guidance document, Within-District Allocations Under Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as Amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act, f...

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Mar 04, 2020

March 2020, Volume 1, Issue 2

Office of Elementary & Secondary Education

Office of State Grant and Program Support Newsletter

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Mar 02, 2020

Unfortunately, in light of the current situation with the COVID-19 pandemic, Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC believes it is in the best interest of our clients’ and attendees’ health and well-being to cancel the 2020 Spring Forum that was schedu...

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Feb 19, 2020

Registration is OPEN!
Convening for SEA Foster Care Points of Contact
March 25-26, 2020 | Arlington, VA

 

Colleagues,

 

I am writing to remind you that registration for the March Convening for SEA Foster Care Points of Contact rem...



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Feb 19, 2020

 

Colleagues,

 

I am writing to remind you that registration for the March Convening for SEA Foster Care Points of Contact remains open.  If you’ve not yet registered for the convening, I encourage you to access our convening web...

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Feb 12, 2020

February 2020, Volume 1, Issue 1

Office of State Grant and Program Support Newsletter

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Feb. 10, 2020
Contact: Press Office
(202) 401-1576 or press@ed.gov

 

DHS, ED, DOJ, HHS team up to provide govern...

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January 23, 2020

 

Good afternoon.  Please see attached documents related to preliminary FY 2020 Title I allocations that the U.S. Department of Education released to States earlier today. 

 

Best regards,

 

Todd                 

 

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Feb 11, 2020

Colleagues,

 

I am pleased to announce that registration for the March 25-26 Convening for SEA Foster Care Points of Contact is officially open! Please access our registration page for this convening at https://apps1.seiservices.com/foste...

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Feb 11, 2020

The Colorado Department of Education is soliciting applications for an Executive Director of the Unit of Federal Programs.  Position description and application information below.

 

Position close date:  Thursday, February 27, 2020

 

Fo...

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Dear Title I, Part D State Directors:

 

To support your planning for school year (SY) 2020-2021, attached (via links below) are three tables related to fiscal year (FY) 2020 (SY 2020-2021) preliminary allocations for Title I, Part D (Prog...

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Dear State Directors:

 

Attached (via links in this paragrph) are fiscal year (FY) 2020 (school year (SY) 2020-2021) preliminary estimates of State allocations for the Education for Homeless Children and Youth (Homeless Education), Suppor...

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Dear Colleagues,

 

I am writing to let you know that this month the Office of School Support and Accountability will be viewing State websites to better understand State-level implementation of the important report card requirements under...

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U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Announces Proposed Rule Regarding Equal Treatment of Faith-Based Education Institutions, Provides Updated School Prayer Guidance

JANUARY 16, 2020

Contact:   Press Office, (202) 401-1576, press@ed.go...

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Jan 16, 2020
 
 
 

 

The Center on Education Policy (CEP) at The George Washington University and the Alliance ...

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Jan 16
Jan 16, 2020
 
 
 

 

The Center on Education Policy (CEP) at The George Washington University and the Alliance ...

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Jan 16, 2020
 
 
 

 

The Center on Education Policy (CEP) at The George Washington University and the Alliance ...

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Dear Colleagues,

 

The Department, in conjunction with the State Support Network (the Network), is pleased to announce a new community of practice (CoP) – State Systems for Building an Evidence Base – launching in early 2020. We invite yo...

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Jan 13, 2020

Dear EHCY State Coordinators,

 

I am pleased to announce the dates and location for the annual meeting of Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) State coordinators. The 2020 meeting will take place from February 25 (full day for...

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Dear Colleagues,

 

The U.S. Department of Education (Department) is pleased to announce a new State Support Network community of practice (CoP) focused on Network Improvement Implementation.

 

This CoP is designed to support state educa...

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The U.S. Department of Education invites you to nominate your most exceptional cybersecurity educators for the Presidential Cybersecurity Educator Award!  The Presidential Cybersecurity Educator Award recognizes educators who inspire in the...

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Dear Colleagues,

 

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the State Support Network (Network) are excited to announce the Principal Talent Management Community of Practice (CoP) that will launch this January. The principal talent manag...

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Dear colleagues,

Please see the announcement below regarding a request for interested individuals to serve as grant reviewers for two competitions in 2020 from the Department’s Office of Migrant Education. Thank you for your consideration....

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Today (12/12/2019) the Census Bureau published the 2018 LEA poverty estimates that ED will use to calculate fiscal year (FY) 2020 (school year 2020-2021) Title I allocations.  We sent the attached notifications about this release to States....

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Invitation: Assessment, Accountability, and Instructional Policies and Practices for Improving Outcomes for English Learners Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Exchange Series  

 

The State Support Network (the Network) is pleased to invite you to partic...

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Hello everyone,

 

This is a reminder that the liquidation period for fiscal year (FY) 2017 funds for the programs listed in the table below administered by School Support and Accountability (SSA) and made available under Public Law (PL) 1...

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Dear colleagues,

Please see the information below from the Department’s Office of Migrant Education.

 

Best,

Patrick

 

 

FY 2020 Notice Inviting Applications Published in Federal Register Friday, November 29, 2019

 

The Office of M...

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Dear Title I Directors,

 

Earlier today I shared a save the date message (attached) with State foster care points of contact announcing a March 2020 convening.  This convening will be held over March 25 and 26, 2020, in Arlington, Virgini...

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Dear Title I Directors,

 

Earlier today I shared a save the date message (attached) with State foster care points of contact announcing a March 2020 convening.  This convening will be held over March 25 and 26, 2020, in Arlington, Virgini...

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The following OESE position is currently announced on USAJOBS. This position is open all sources, so please feel free to forward to anyone who may be interested and qualified.

 

Title:                       Education Program Specialis...

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Dear colleague,

 

I am writing to let you know that today the Department released a new notice inviting applications for the Innovative Assessment Demonstration Authority (IADA). IADA provides an opportunity for states to pilot innovative...

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Dear colleagues,

 

Please see the letter below from Assistant Secretary Frank Brogan that was sent to chief state school officers this morning.

 

Best,

Patrick Rooney

 

 

From: Honeysett, Adam <Adam.Honeysett@ed.gov>
Sent: Thursd...

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Dear colleagues,

 

Please see the letter below that was shared with chief state school officers earlier today.

 

Best,

Patrick Rooney

 

 

From: Honeysett, Adam <Adam.Honeysett@ed.gov>
Sent: Friday, October 11, 2019 9:10 AM
Subject...

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Dear Colleagues:

 

I wanted to remind you of the opportunity to join a new Report Card Communications Community of Practice (CoP) that will launch in October 2019.

 

We’re particularly excited abou...

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Dear colleagues,

Please see the note below regarding the new comprehensive centers that were awarded last week. We are looking forward to working with them to support all of you in the coming months and years.

Best,

Patrick Rooney

 

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The long-awaited Equitable Services Non-Regulatory Guidance has been published by the the U.S. Department of Education.

The Guidance may be found here.  A summary of responses to public comments may be found here.  NAESPA's submitted comme...

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Dear Colleagues:

 

I am writing to provide information on fiscal year (FY) 2019 (school year 2019-2020) allocations and grant awards for formula programs administered by U.S. Department of Education’s (ED) Office of School Support and Acc...

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Please see attached documents related to revised final FY 2019 Title I allocations that the U.S. Department of Education released to States earlier today (09/16/2019). 

Best regards,

Todd

Todd Stephenson
Management and Program Analyst
Offi...

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The U.S. Department of Education announces the following new Fiscal Year 2019 grants: Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy Grant Program; Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 84.371C

 

State

PR/Awa...

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Dear CCSSO and NAESPA,

 

Thank you for your patience with us.  Below, please find updated information about two Disaster Recovery Unit (DRU)-hosted webinars to preview the Restart and Emergency Impact Aid disaster recovery assistance prog...

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Dear colleagues,

 

Please see the message below that was sent to chief state school officers yesterday afternoon announcing the release of the final report card informational document.

 

Best,

Patrick

 

From: Honeysett, Adam <Ada...

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        Dear Colleagues,

 

The Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE), in conjunction with the Office Special Education Progra...

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August 19, 2019

 

Dear Chief State School Officers and Institution of Higher Education Leaders:

 

We are pleased to share an update with you regarding the Additional Supplemental Appropriations f...

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Hello everyone,

 

The period for obligating fiscal year (FY) 2017 funds for the following programs administered by the Office of School Support and Accountability (SSA) and made available under Public L...

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From: Honeysett, Adam <Adam.Honeysett@ed.gov
Sent: Wednesday, August 7, 2019 3:09 PM
Subject: Ed-Flex Application Release and Webinar Announcement

 

August 9, 2019

 

Dear Chief State School Officer:

 

Ed-Flex Application Webin...



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Dear Colleagues,

 

The Office of Elementary and Secondary Education and the State Support Network are excited to announce a new community of practice (CoP) to support State implementation of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act’s (E...

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Colleagues, I wanted to share a resource that was sent to chief state school officers earlier this week (07/22/2019) that highlights the work of the State Support Network.

 

Best,

Patrick

 

From: Honeysett, Adam <Adam.Honeysett@ed....

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Dear Colleagues,

 

The Department’s Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) is hosting a webinar on the English Learner (EL) toolkit. The intended audience are SEA and LEA directors of programs for Els. Please join us for the webina...

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Dear Colleagues,

 

The U.S. Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education and the State Support Network (Network) are excited to announce the ELSTAR Demonstration Webinar. The webinar will focus on the released ELS...

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Dear colleagues,

 

I wanted to share the information below that was sent to chief state school officers this morning (07/01/2019).

 

Best,

Patrick

 

From: Honeysett, Adam <Adam.Honeysett@ed.gov
Sent: Monday, July 1, 2019 9:59 AM...

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Dear colleagues,

 

Please see the letter that was sent to chief state school officers earlier today (06/20/2019) regarding the final Title I, Part A supplement not supplant guidance. The final document is attached (see links below) and ma...

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Dear State Directors:

 

Attached are fiscal year (FY) 2019 (school year (SY) 2019-2020) final State allocations for the Education for Homeless Children and Youth (Homeless Education), Supporting Effective Instruction (Title II, Part A), E...

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Good afternoon.  Please see attached documents related to final FY 2019 Title I allocations that the U.S. Department of Education released to States yesterday (06/13/2019). 

Best regards, 

Todd                 

Todd Stephenson 
Management...

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Dear colleagues,

 

I wanted to send along the announcement below that was shared with chief state school officers earlier this morning (06/14/2019).

 

Best,

Patrick

 

 

From: Honeysett, Adam <Adam.Honeysett@ed.gov
Sent: Friday,...

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ED is looking for peer reviewers for their latest round of LEARN funding—also known as Comprehensive Literacy State Development grants. 

Comprehensive Literacy State Development (CLSD) Program: Call for Peer Reviewers

If you are intereste...

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Dear colleagues,

 

Please see the letter below from Assistant Secretary Brogan that was sent to chief state school officers this morning.

 

Best,

Patrick Rooney

 

 

April 8, 2019

 

Dear Chief State School Officer:

 

I am pleased...

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Dear colleagues,

 

The Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, U.S. Department of Education (Department) is pleased to announce the FY 2019 Comprehensive Centers program (CC) competition.  The CC program provides capacity-building s...

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Dear colleagues,

 

The Office of Elementary and Secondary Education is seeking individuals to serve as peer reviewers for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Comprehensive Center Grant competitions. The potential dates for an on-site, four-day peer...

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Dear colleagues,

 

Please see this information that was shared with chief state school officers today.

 

Best,

Patrick Rooney

 

From: Honeysett, Adam 
Sent: Thursday, March 28, 2019 3:36 PM
Subject: Request for Public Comment on DR...

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Colleagues,

 

Thanks to several suggestions we heard from the field, we wanted to let you know about an additional resource we released this afternoon to support your review of the draft revised Title I equitable services guidance.

New C...

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Apr 01, 2019

Dear colleagues,

 

We are providing information regarding the implications for States not meeting the requirement, in Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ES...

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Apr 01, 2019

Late Thursday, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) published a draft guidance document regarding report cards created under Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act.  The d...

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In a March 25, 2019 letter to Secretary DeVos, NAESPA President Sonya Morris (FL) writes, "The National Association of ESEA State Program Administrators (NAESPA) appreciates the opportunity to comment on the draft equitable services guidanc...

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Dear colleagues,

 

Please see the announcement that went out yesterday to chief state school officers regarding the draft updated guidance on equitable services in Title I, Part A. This document was provided for stakeholder review and com...

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Dear Colleagues,

 

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the State Support Network (Network) are excited to announce the Resource Allocation Review Community of Practice (CoP), launching this spring. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ES...

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Dear Colleagues,

 

Good morning. Thank you to those that joined the informational webinar last week regarding the Competitive Grants for State Assessment (CGSA) program. I am pleased to let you know that we have two pieces of helpful info...

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In a letter to Secretary DeVos, dated February 27, 2019, NAESPA President Sonya Morris writes, "We appreciate the opportunity to comment on the draft guidance published by your agency regarding the requirement that federal funds supplement,...

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ENGLISH LEARNER FAMILY TOOLKIT 
www.ed.gov

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) are pleased to announce the first two chapters of the English Learner Family Toolkit. 

 

...


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Dear Colleagues,

 

I am following up on Assistant Secretary Brogan’s November 12, 2018, letter outlining the amendment process for consolidated State plans under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended by the Every ...

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January 29, 2018

 

Dear Chief State School Officer:

 

I am writing today to follow up on the letter I shared on December 19, 2018, regarding recent changes to the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE).  I am excited to ann...

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Jan 26, 2019

Colleagues,

 

Good afternoon. We wanted to share information regarding two upcoming web conference calls regarding English language proficiency (ELP) assessment peer review for state personnel. The goal of the call will be to discuss spec...

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Dec 20, 2018

Patrick Rooney (OSS) forwarded a letter to NAESPA which offers high-level information on reorganization at the Department, specifically impacting the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE).  Among others, OESE houses the Office...

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A recent state reported data set on CTE participation shows only 8 million of America’s 15 million high school students participate in a CTE course in a given year. Additionally, only 1 in 5 high school students chose to concentrate in a CT...

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Webinar Announcement

The Opioid Crisis and K-12 Schools: Supporting Students at School

A national webinar hosted by

the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Safe and Healthy Students

and the National Center on Safe Supportive Learning ...



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Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

 

A Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), requesting public comments on proposed program regulations for the ESEA Title I, Part C Migrant Education Program (MEP), was published in the Federal Register (FR) on...

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Nov 19, 2018

NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: Nov. 19, 2018

CONTACT: Stephaan Harris, 202-357-7504, stephaan.harris@ed.gov

 

National Assessment Governing Board Adopts Updated Policy On NAEP Achievement Levels For The Nation’s Report Card

Policy...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, Nov. 16, 2018

Contact: Press Office
(202) 401-1576 or press@ed.gov

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From:  Michael Brustein, Julia Martin, Steven Spillan, Kelly Christiansen
Re:      Federal Update
Dat...

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U.S. Department of Education Releases Toolkits on Ed Tech for English Learners

 

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) recently announced the release of two toolkits that provide suggestions and resources on utilizing technology-based res...

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U.S. Department of Education

Office of State Support and Office of Special Education Programs

 

Combined Federal Programs Meeting

Improving Student Achievement through Analysis, Evaluation, and Accountability

December 6-7, 2018

Renais...

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Dear colleagues,

 

This memorandum outlines several updates to the U.S. Department of Education’s (ED’s) assessment peer review process under Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the Every St...

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Good morning.  Please see attached documents related to revised final FY 2018 Title I allocations that the U.S. Department of Education released to States yesterday. 

 

Best regards,

 

Todd                 

 

Todd Stephenson

Manageme...

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Dear colleague,

 

I am writing to let you know that today the Department released a new notice inviting applications for the Innovative Assessment Demonstration Authority (IADA). IADA provides an opportunity for states to pilot innovative...

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Dear Colleagues,

 

The Office of State Support and the State Support Network (Network) are excited to announce the Cultivating and Supporting Effective Rural School Leaders Community of Practice (CoP), which will be launching this fall. P...

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Dear Title I Directors,

 

We wanted to make you aware that on August 22, 2018, the U.S. Department of Education (Department) is publishing a notice in the Federal Register regarding several Title I regulations that are being removed becau...

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Hello everyone,

 

As you know the period for obligating fiscal year (FY) 2016 funds for the following programs administered by the Office of State Support (OSS) and made available under Public Law (PL) 114-113 is drawing to a close:

 

...
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Dear colleagues,

 

We wanted to let you know that last week the Department’s Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) released a report on the identification of English learners (ELs) in gifted and talented programs. The study, commi...

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Aug 08, 2018

Dear McKinney-Vento and Title I, Part A State Coordinators:

 

This letter provides responses to the following questions that States have raised about changes that the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) made to the requirements in section 1...

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U.S. Department of Education

Office of State Support and Office of Special Education Programs

 

Combined Federal Programs Meeting

Improving Student Achievement through Analysis, Evaluation, and Accountability

December 6-7, 2018

Renais...

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Jun 11, 2018

The House of Representatives voted late Thursday night to pass a proposal that would rescind almost $15 billion in federal funding.  The Spending Cuts to Expired and Unnecessary Programs Act (H.R. 3) was based on a request sent to Congress ...

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Dear Colleagues,

 

Needs assessment processes, which are required by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), can help local stakeholders and system leaders understand how the pieces of a complex educational system interact. Whether that sy...

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Dear Colleague:

 

This spring, the U.S. Department of Education (Department) announced a new pilot to afford local educational agencies (LEAs) flexibility to create equitable, student-centered funding systems. The purpose of thi...

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Apr 18, 2018

(This article apeared in Education Week on April 18, 2018)

 

By Sarah D. Sparks on April 16, 2018 11:04 AM

 

New York City

Over the last two decades, federal grants for educating low-achieving students have shifted from overwhelmingly ...

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Apr 13
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 11, 2018

Brustein & Manasevit Spring Forum 2018

“The Yin and Yang of Federal Grants Management: How to Handle
More (Responsibilities) with Less (Dollars)”

May 9 – 11, 2018
The Washington Hilton, Washington, DC

 

Though the Every Student Succeeds A...



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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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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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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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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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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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Jan 29, 2018

On Monday evening Congress managed to pass legislation to reopen the federal government after a brief three-day shutdown, which mostly took place over the weekend.  The bill, signed by the President Monday night, will extend current funding...

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Jan 22, 2018

Unless Congress can pass another temporary appropriations bill (known as a “continuing resolution” or CR), the federal government will shut down at midnightFriday.  The impact of the shutdown would begin with the potential closure of nation...

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Jan 08
Jan 08, 2018

Members of Congress found their first day back from the holiday recess delayed this week as a rare winter cyclone swept the east coast from Boston to Florida, cancelling flights and making travel difficult.  But once they return, lawmakers ...

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Dec 18, 2017

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) published its semi-annual regulatory agenda on Thursday, outlining what regulatory action it plans to take over the next few months.

 

The agenda shows that ED plans to rescind a number of regulations...

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Oct 30
Oct 30, 2017

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) announced today that it will rescind nearly 600 guidance documents across the agency for being outdated, unnecessary, or ineffective.

 

ED first announced last Friday its decision to withdraw 72 guida...

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Oct 23
Oct 23, 2017

The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) voted on Wednesday to approve President Trump’s nominee for General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Education – Carlos Muñiz – along with a number of nominees for other...

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Oct 17, 2017

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) released proposed priorities for determining recipients of discretionary grants.  While these eleven priorities are not official requirements for receiving discretionary funding, they do indi...

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Oct 10, 2017

The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) held a hearing on Tuesday to gather testimony from State chiefs on implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and how States are innovating under the new law...

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Sep 25
Sep 25, 2017

As part of its ongoing work to aid hurricane relief efforts, today the Department of Education released new non-regulatory guidance to help Department grantees and program participants remove barriers to restoring teaching and learning envi...

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Sep 25
Sep 25, 2017

In a new “Dear Colleague” letter issued this morning, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) announced that it will rescind a 2011 Dear Colleague letter on campus sexual violence along with a 2014 Questions and Answers document on the same t...

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Sep 18
Sep 18, 2017

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos kicked off a back-to-school tour on Tuesday, visiting schools in six States through today.  The four-day trip, named the “Rethink School” tour, has brought DeVos to a variety of K-12 schools and institutio...

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Sep 05, 2017

Retired Representative and former Chairman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce John Kline (R-MN) wrote in the trade publication Education Week late Friday, expressing concern about the rumors that some States may seek waiv...

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Aug 29, 2017

The U.S. Departments of Labor (DOL) and Education (ED) published changes to previous guidance on Thursday related to performance accountability under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act
(WIOA).  These changes provided some clarifica...

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Aug 22, 2017

Each year, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issues the Single Audit Compliance Supplement, previously known as OMB Circular A-133 Compliance Supplement, which acts a guidebook for single audits for all non-federal entities that exp...

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Jul 31
Jul 31, 2017

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) is reportedly changing how it provides feedback on State plans under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).  Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has received blowback in recent weeks in response to preli...

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Jul 24
Jul 24, 2017

The House Committee on Appropriations advanced a bill this week that would provide funding for the U.S. Department of Education (ED) for fiscal year (FY) 2018.  The legislation passed through the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Serv...

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Jul 18
Jul 18, 2017

The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education held a meeting yesterday to mark up the fiscal year (FY) 2018 funding bill for the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services, Education (ED), and L...

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Jul 11
Jul 11, 2017

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) published a notice in the Federal Register today instituting new regulations for the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).  However, these regulations are identical to previous regulations prom...

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Jul 03
Jul 03, 2017

In a Dear Colleague letter sent to States and local educational agencies (LEAs) Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) said it would allow them to delay providing per-pupil expenditure data for an additional year.  Under the Every...

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Jun 28
Jun 28, 2017

Dear State Assessment Directors and Title I Directors,

 

I am writing to provide information to States about the implementation of provisions regarding English language proficiency (ELP) standards and assessments in Title I of the Eleme...

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Jun 26, 2017

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) issued initial feedback last week on three State plans that were submitted within the first submission window earlier this year.  The feedback prompted concerns from State education officials and member...

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Jun 19
Jun 19, 2017

An internal memorandum to U.S. Department of Education (ED) staff, obtained by the government watchdog organization ProPublica, would significantly change how the agency’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) handles various complaints. 
 

The mem...


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May 30
May 30, 2017

The Trump Administration released its more detailed proposal for the fiscal year (FY) 2018 budget on Tuesday – a supplement to the President’s “skinny” budget issued in March.  Funding for K-12 and higher education would face significant cu...

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May 25, 2017

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

 

The President’s FY 2018 budget for education

 

President Trump’s fiscal year (FY) 2018 budget disinvests in education along the entire continuum, cutting federal support for preschoolers, students in elementary s...

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May 23
May 23, 2017

President Trump’s full budget proposal for federal fiscal year (FY) 2018, scheduled to be released next Tuesday, will contain significant cuts to education, according to a draft obtained by the Washington Post.

 

The full budget will offe...

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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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Apr 07
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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Mar 28, 2017

In a meeting Tuesday, attendees at the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) spring conference heard from lawmakers about what to expect from Congress in the coming months.

 

Chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the...

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Feb 27
Feb 27, 2017

The U.S. Departments of Education (ED) and Justice (DOJ) jointly issued a “Dear Colleague” letter (DCL) Wednesday evening rescinding the guidance published last May by the Obama Administration requiring schools to allow transgender students...

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Feb 20
Feb 20, 2017


In a letter to Chief State School Officers late last Friday, newly-confirmed Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos offered new guidance on the timeline for implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) under the new administration.

 

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Feb 13
Feb 13, 2017

The House of Representatives approved two resolutions this week that would roll back regulations in two areas: accountability and State plan rules under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and teacher preparation rules under the Higher Ed...

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Feb 07
Feb 07, 2017

In a “Dear Colleague” letter sent earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) announced that it will temporarily pause its technical assistance efforts, specifically the weekly webinar series it had planned to carry out to prov...

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Jan 27
Jan 27, 2017

In an executive order issued immediately after last week’s Inauguration, the President told agencies to halt their regulatory processes.  The order instructs agencies not to send any new regulations to the Federal Register for publication. ...

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Jan 27
Jan 27, 2017

In an executive order issued immediately after last week’s Inauguration, the President told agencies to halt their regulatory processes.  The order instructs agencies not to send any new regulations to the Federal Register for publication. ...

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Jan 27
Jan 27, 2017

In an executive order issued immediately after last week’s Inauguration, the President told agencies to halt their regulatory processes.  The order instructs agencies not to send any new regulations to the Federal Register for publication. ...

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Jan 20
Jan 20, 2017

In an announcement made late Wednesday afternoon, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) said that it was withdrawing a proposed regulation regarding a provision of the Every Student Succeeds Act known as “supplement, not supplant.”  The pro...

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Jan 17
Jan 17, 2017

Members of Congress have formed a new interest group to support public schools.  The formation of the caucus was announced in a press conference Tuesday, where Members of Congress spoke alongside the Presidents of the American Federation of...

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The U.S. Department of Education (ED) has released a partial semi-annual regulatory agenda, a list of rules and regulations it plans to issue over the next few months, as well as regulations it has completed.

 

The only rule ED notes it c...

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Dec 19
Dec 19, 2016

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) recently announced the creation of a new grant aimed at promoting diversity in public schools.  The new $12 million grant competition will give up to 20 school districts the opportunity to craft new roa...

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Dec 12
Dec 12, 2016

Just before Thanksgiving, President-elect Donald Trump announced that he would nominate Betsy DeVos to be Secretary of Education. DeVos is a Michigan philanthropist – her husband is Amway heir Dick DeVos – and former chair of the Michigan R...

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Nov 21
Nov 21, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump’s team has actively switched into transition mode since the election last week, vetting and meeting with potential candidates to fill cabinet and agency positions.  Rumors are flying over who will be chosen to l...

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Nov 15
Nov 15, 2016

On Tuesday, Donald Trump shocked pollsters, reporters, pundits, and officials in Washington by winning the Electoral College and becoming the President-Elect of the United States.  As Trump’s transition team prepares to take office in Janua...

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Nov 08
Nov 08, 2016

As the deadline for filing comments on the proposed supplement, not supplant regulations pursuant to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and issued by the U.S. Department of Education (ED) draws to a close, a number of national organizati...

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Nov 01
Nov 01, 2016

Speaking at a policy forum hosted by the Council on Great City Schools last week, policy advisors for Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump laid out what voters might expect from their candidates’ presidential administrations.  Speaking for Clin...

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Oct 25

This morning, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) released non-regulatory guidance for the new block grant under Title IV of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).  In this guidance document, ED provides key information on the provisions ...

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Oct 24

New guidance focusing on Title IV, Part A of the ESEA, the Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE) program was released by the U.S. Department of Education.  Through this guidance, the Department provides resources, tools and example...

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Oct 12

The U.S. Department of Education published regulations today to help ensure that new teachers are ready to succeed in the classroom and that every student is taught by a great educator. The regulations build on progress happening across the...

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Oct 11
Oct 11, 2016

In a letter sent to Chief State School Officers on Monday, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) announced plans to issue additional non-regulatory guidance for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) by the end of the calendar year.  ED rece...

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Oct 03
Oct 03, 2016

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) released yet another guidance document this week on the implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).  This new document covers schoolwide programs under Title I, updating and replacing guida...

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Sep 29

Dear SIG and Title I Directors:

 

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) has revised the fiscal year (FY) 2015 SIG allocations to award additional funds to States as shown in the attachment. The additional funds became available because ED...

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Sep 29

Dear Colleagues,

 

In case you missed it, yesterday Secretary King announced the U.S. Department of Education’s first Family Ambassador, Frances Frost, to increase parent and family engagement in education policy. The Family Ambassador po...

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Sep 28

Colleagues,

 

I wanted to let you know of two new documents that the Department released this week. First, we released non-regulatory guidance to help support the nation's educators and elevate the teaching profession using Title II, Part...

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Sep 27
Dear Stakeholder,     Today, the U.S. Department of Education released non-regulatory guidance to help support the nation's educators and elevate the teaching profession through Title II, Part A. The guidance encourages states and distri...
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Sep 26

Dear colleagues,

 

I am pleased to share that today the U.S. Department of Education (ED) is releasing non-regulatory guidance on Title III, Part A to help States, school districts, and schools provide effective services that improve the ...

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Sep 19
Sep 19, 2016

Speaking to Kentucky lawmakers Monday, Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN), one of the principal architects of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) urged States to do what they want under the new law.

 

Alexander spoke to State legislators at...

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Sep 19



U.S. Department of Education Releases New Guidance on Using Evidence to Strengthen Education Investments During Back to School Bus Tour 

The U.S. Department of Education today released new guidance, Using Evidence to Strengthen Education...



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Sep 12
Sep 12, 2016

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) has issued two new “Dear Colleague” letters following the release of a report by the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing.  This guidance is intended to address some of the recent issues surr...

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Sep 06
Sep 06, 2016

On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) published a draft Notice of Proposed Rulemaking outlining its suggested requirements surrounding the “supplement, not supplant” requirement of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).  These...

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Dear colleagues,

 

Yesterday, the note below was sent to the chief state school officers regarding the release of the draft regulations for the Title I supplement not supplant provisions in the ESSA. In addition, we will be hosting two...

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NOTE: U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr., joined by Deputy Assistant to the President Roberto Rodríguez and President and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, will hold a press call at 2:30 p.m. ET today (Au...

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Aug 30

The U.S. Department of Education is releasing a four-part multimedia series on Medium telling the story of how Justin Mesteth, an 18-year-old Native American student on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, gets accepted to Wes...

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Aug 29, 2016

A common criticism of No Child Left Behind was its overemphasis on English language arts and mathematics as the only measures of student success. With the passage of ESSA, lawmakers sought to encourage states to re-establish what has been c...

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Aug 22
Aug 22, 2016

The U.S. Departments of Labor (DOL) and Education (ED) finally officially published the final regulations for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act programs, including:

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Aug 19

The U.S. Department of Education announced today the availability of $2.8 million for a Preschool Pay for Success grant competition for state, local and tribal governments interested in exploring the feasibility of Pay for Success to expand...

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Aug 15, 2016

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a report Monday which cautioned States and the U.S. Department of Education (ED) against relying too heavily on the large-scale waivers of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ES...

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Aug 05, 2016

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued final regulations recently regarding the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP).  These regulations are intended to cement the place and practices of CEP participants within the world of child...

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Jul 29
Jul 29, 2016

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) published guidance earlier this week that outlines the requirements State educational agencies (SEAs) and local educational agencies (LEAs) must meet under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to ensur...

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Jul 25
Jul 25, 2016

A number of education researchers and officials – 56 in total – sent a letter to Secretary of Education John King last week making the case for using average scale scores or proficiency indexes rather than grade-level proficiency on assessm...

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Jul 18, 2016

Among the core themes of the changes in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is the move from a focus on “core academic subjects” to a “well-rounded education.” On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) released guidance designed...

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Jul 11, 2016

At the end of June, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) offered updates to its guidance on how States can transition to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).  The updates mostly offer additional clarification on existing issues, and do n...

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Jun 24
Jun 24, 2016

In a letter to State chiefs sent Thursday, U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King said he wants to make sure that States are talking to a large and diverse group of stakeholders as they work to develop new accountability plans under the E...

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Jun 20
Jun 20, 2016

A letter from Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and Representative Bobby Scott (D-VA) to two federal agencies this week urged officials to provide strong support for early learning.  The letter specifically referenced the Preschool Development Gr...

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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
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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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

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

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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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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“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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The U.S. Department of Education (ED) has published the regulations resulting from discussion by a negotiated rulemaking committee earlier this month.  That committee was tasked with coming to a consensus around two issues: the supplement-n...

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The following was released from the U.S. Department of Education April 26, 2016:

 

 

Today, the U.S. Department of Education launched the seventh and final Investing in Innovation (i3) Development competition. Educators working with scho...

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Apr 22

The negotiated rulemaking committee tasked with developing regulations on two key issues under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) – assessments and the provision that federal Title I dollars supplement, not supplant, State and local fund...

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Apr 15, 2016

This afternoon the U.S. Department of Education (ED) released draft regulations for discussion in the third and final negotiated rulemaking session on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).  The revised draft attempts to address some of the...

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Apr 14

The following was released from the U.S. Department of Education earlier today:

 

U.S. Education Secretary John B. King Jr. today called for a renewed focus on well-rounded education for all students as states work to implement the new ...

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Apr 08, 2016

 

In the second of three scheduled sessions, negotiators met in Washington, D.C. this week to discuss draft regulations on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).  By law, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) is required to convene a Negot...

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Apr 01, 2016

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) announced today that it will soon release the first draft of regulations pertaining to implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).  These draft regulations will cover some of the topics dis...

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Mar 25
Mar 25, 2016

The negotiated rulemaking process for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) officially began this week as negotiators on the rulemaking committee met for their first three-day session.  The rulemaking committee will help to develop regulati...

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Mar 18, 2016

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) has issued its first round of guidance regarding changes made to the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).  The guidance, required by ESSA and published by ED ...

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Mar 14
Mar 14, 2016

The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) voted 16 to 6 in favor of approving John King’s nomination as Secretary of Education Wednesday morning.  King received support from all Democrats on the Committee, but a ...

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Mar 07, 2016

 

(NASTID Past President Marcus Cheeks was selected to be one of the negotiators. He was nominated by the National Title I Association.)

 

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Friday afternoon the U.S. Department of Education (ED) published the name...

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Feb 29, 2016

How should the U.S. Department of Education regulate under the Every Student Succeeds Act? People got a chance to share their thoughts with the department face-to-face during two hearings this month. But the public also got a chance to subm...

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Feb 26, 2016

A new Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) document published by the U.S. Department of Education (ED) today consolidates and offers additional detail on the agency’s plans for transition to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).  This documen...

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Feb 05, 2016

After recently holding two public meetings to hear comments from stakeholders on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the U.S. Department of Education (ED) began the official regulatory process for ESSA yesterday.  In a notice published i...

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Feb 04, 2016

February 2, 2016

 

Acting U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. announced today new guidance to help states identify and eliminate low-quality, redundant or unhelpful testing.

 

“High-quality assessments give parents, educators ...

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Feb 04, 2016

February 3, 2016

 

Dear Colleagues:

 

As you know, in December, the Department of Education (ED) began the regulatory process for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) by seeking advice and recommendations from the public on areas for r...

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Jan 18, 2016

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of State Support (OSS) has issued a new letter to chief State school officers updating its plans to conduct State performance reviews in light of the passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)...

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Jan 08
Jan 08, 2016

Among the pieces of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) which remain largely untouched in the new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) are the provisions regarding assessments.  States will still have to adopt (or show they have already adopted) high-...

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Jan 05
Jan 05, 2016

On December 10th, President Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) into law, wiping away more than a decade of federal education rules and policies promulgated under No Child Left Behind (NCLB) – as well as NCLB itself.  For the...

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Dec 18, 2015

A letter sent this morning from the U.S. Department of Education (ED) offered some insight into how the agency plans to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the recent overhaul of federal education law.
 
The letter, sent from S...

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Nov 09, 2015

In an e-mail to Chief State School Officers on Thursday, the U.S. Department of Education’s (ED’s) Office of State Support (OSS) announced plans to transition to a new performance review system which will be piloted during school year 2015-...

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Oct 23
Oct 23, 2015

This week, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) published a new document titled “Resource Guide: Supporting Undocumented Youth” telling schools and districts how they can best serve their students who may be undocumented immigrants.  The g...

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Oct 02

According to White House Administration officials, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will step down at the end of this year, a year before President Obama’s term is up.  Duncan has led the Department of Education (ED) since President Obama...

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Sep 18

This week the U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services released a new “policy statement” on the inclusion of students with disabilities in early childhood education programs.  The statement is intended to provide recommen...

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Jun 22
Jun 22, 2015

The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor-HHS-Education held its markup of the fiscal year (FY) 2016 spending bill this week, and the Senate’s corresponding subcommittee is scheduled to follow suit next week.  The House bill currently ...

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Jun 05
Jun 05, 2015

Representatives Tom Reed (R-NY) and Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) have introduced legislation that would allow parents to opt their children out of the standardized tests required under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
 
According to the leg...

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May 29, 2015

This week, the Department of Education (ED) hosted a webinar on the implementation of the Uniform Grants Guidance (UGG). The webinar highlighted the goals of the UGG, which streamlines and consolidates eight existing circulars from the Offi...

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Apr 20

Marian Wright Edelman - Marian Wright Edelman is an American activist for the rights of children. She has been an advocate for disadvantaged Americans for her entire professional life. She is president and founder of the Children's Defense ...

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Apr 03
Apr 03, 2015

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) has issued updated guidance on how to align the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) for school meal programs with Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).  The guidance, issued at...

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Mar 07
Mar 07, 2015

In the last week of February, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) sent a letter to Title I State directors regarding the transition many States are currently undergoing to new assessments.  The letter, from Office of State Support Directo...

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Feb 23
Feb 23, 2015

Over the course of the past few weeks, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) has issued updated allocations to States for Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).  According to a memorandum accompanying the revised allo...

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Feb 07
Feb 07, 2015

This week, President Barack Obama unveiled his Fiscal Year 2016 budget request.  Though it will be tough to find support in the newly Republican-controlled Congress, he is still asking for a sizeable increase for the U.S. Department of Educ...

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Jan 05

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) quietly released data on State- and district-level teacher distribution in late December.  The “teacher equity profiles” were provided to States in November in order to help them draft plans to address ...

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Dec 26
Dec 26, 2014

Today the U.S. Department of Education (ED), along with a number of other federal agencies, published a joint interim final rule detailing how it plans to implement the Uniform Grants Guidance (UGG) issued by the Office of Management and Bu...

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Nov 25

On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) issued new proposed priorities, requirements, definitions, and selection criteria under the Charter Schools Program (CSP). These revised priorities would apply to CSP grants awarded in fis...

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Nov 18
Nov 18, 2014

In a memo released late Thursday, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) offered guidance to States on what they must do to keep the large-scale waivers of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) offered by the agency.

 

State Ed...

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Oct 28
Oct 28, 2014

Apple, a partner in the President’s ConnectED initiative to connect all schools to the digital age, has selected 114 schools to receive grants as part of the company’s ConnectED commitment. Apple’s $100 million contribution will provide iPa...

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Aug 28

The recent history of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act cannot be written without listing several complexities. First, with the signing of the No Child Left Behind Act in 2002 a new federal role in education was created. Second, a ...

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Aug 20

The US Department of Education (USED) is pushing ahead with several long-term initiatives. Two of these include expansion of the number of states with one-year extensions for their NCLB waivers and the other is a new competitive pre-school ...

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Aug 15
Aug 15, 2014

This webinar will provide insights into what issues are being focused on by the National Association of State Boards of Education as they consider this difficult issue. Note that the US Department of Education (USED) has recently announced ...

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Aug 14

Most of the 50,000 children who have crossed the border from Central America during the past few months are soon going to be entering schools across the nation. This is the law. National Public Radio reports that as the school year begins i...

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Aug 08
Aug 08, 2014

On almost everyone’s list of big education trends is the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Yet, clarity in how this trend is faring is difficult to determine. The debate seems to be enmeshed in other questions including federalism, effect...

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Aug 06
Aug 06, 2014

As Congress moves into its August recess, with only two weeks left in the session (in September) before the November elections, legislation continues to be introduced. Some of the bills reflect key concepts and ideas that are announcing a "...

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Jun 30

Two significant issues from the Executive branch reflect wider trends. One is the change in special education and the other is a change in the E-rate.

 

E-rate – the E-rate is a fund that has been used since 1996 to provide funds to schoo...

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Jun 19
Jun 19, 2014

National Title I Association President-elect Marcus Cheeks (MS) was featured on EDUtalk Radio on June 20, 2014 discussing Title I and promoting the 2015 National Title I Conference in Salt Lake City. He was joined by Association CEO Bob Har...

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Jun 13
Jun 13, 2014

The Senate subcommittee on Appropriations for the Departments of Labor/Health and Human Services/Education (Labor/HHS/ED) met on June 10th and reported out a spending plan for the upcoming fiscal year.  The anticipation was that the full co...

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May 30
May 30, 2014

After ten years of waiting for reauthorization, the Workforce Investment Act is now on the verge of passing both chambers.  Over the past several months, the education leadership of the House and Senate has produced a new replacement propos...

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May 08
May 08, 2014

The federal funding process for school year 2015-2016 has taken one more important step. The step is a bit technical and frequently its importance is underestimated. The step is the decision by the full House Appropriations Committee to dis...

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May 04

Chris Emdin believes the best teachers can be found in the unlikeliest of places. What do rap shows, barbershop banter and Sunday services have in common?  Emdin suggests that they all hold the secret magic to enthrall and teach at the same...

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May 04

We’ve all had great teachers who opened our minds, and maybe even changed our lives. But how can we make every teacher a “star” teacher? Elizabeth Green’s book Building a Better Teacher: How Teaching Works (and How to Teach It to Everyone) ...

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May 04

Gwen Ifill is moderator and managing editor of Washington Week and senior correspondent and co-anchor for the PBS Newshour. She is also frequently asked to moderate debates in national elections, most recently the Vice Presidential debates ...

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May 02

Marian Wright Edelman is the President of the Children's Defense Fund and has been a long time advocate on behalf of children living in poverty.  She recently testified before Congress in favor of additional federal resources for poor child...

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Apr 26

On April 24th and April 25th, the US Department of Education announced two important and far-reaching actions; both are steeped in controversy.

On Thursday, April 24th, the Secretary of Education issued a letter to the Superintendent of Pu...

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Mar 29
Mar 29, 2014

There is movement in the Congress on education legislation.  As previously reported there are nine major education programs with authorizations that have been extended by either the appropriations process or by the General Education Provisi...

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Feb 23
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

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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Jan 17
Jan 17, 2014

The Senate passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act by a vote of 72 to 26 (House had passed it by 357-67).  The measure is now being sent to the president for his expected signature today or tomorrow (January 18th).  Overall, education pr...

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Jan 14
Jan 14, 2014

The Committee for Education Funding has produced a table comparing the funding levels proposed in the House-Senate Compromise Appropriations bill for the current fiscal year.  For Title I, and most federal elementary and secondary programs ...

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Jan 06

The Office and Management and Budget (OMB) has produced its long-awaited “supercircular” and has published the final notice on December 26, 2013.  The 103 pages in the Federal Register can be found on pages 78589 – 78691.  The actual public...

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Dec 16
Dec 16, 2013

2014 is going to bring some interesting issues forward in the first part of the year, including some that will make it into the State-of-the-Union message.   Among those issues that will be given attention is inequality, which includes the ...

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Dec 14

On Wednesday, December 11th the US Department of Education posted on their site an announcement that the data released on the School Improvement Grants was going to be reevaluated.  They cited several problems with the analysis.  One of the...

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Nov 27
Nov 27, 2013

The Committee for Education Funding is reporting that the House Senate Joint Budget committee chairs are essentially working on a budget deal that would cover three years.  They are discussing the possibility of replacing some of the previo...

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Oct 02
Oct 02, 2013

The American people do not like government; but they want it to work.  Over the years I have come to understand that this is a sentence that one party understands the first part and the other the second part; but neither seems to understand...

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Sep 27

Today the United States Department of Education updated its contingency plan for itself if the spending plan is not agreed to and their is a partial government shutdown.  This plan can be found at:

 http://www2.ed.gov/about/furlough2013/in...

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Sep 11
Sep 11, 2013

The Congress will only be meeting for only nine legislative days this month. During that time they are expected to take up a continuing resolution, but in a burst of activity the House and Senate education committees are holding hearings an...

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Sep 05

On August 23rd the US Department of Education published a notice of proposed rule making in the Federal Register that would eliminate the existing 2% rule. The following is their press release and embedded in it is the URL to see the Federa...

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Aug 29

From USED website - August 29th:

States Granted Waivers From No Child Left Behind Allowed to Reapply for Renewal for 2014 and 2015 School Years AUGUST 29, 2013

Contact:   Press Office, (202) 401-1576, press@ed.gov

As students and educato...

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Aug 29
Aug 29, 2013

On Friday, August 29th, the guidance for the second waivers is likely to be published in the Federal Register. While this may well be delayed, this means it will be out shortly.

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On the USED website today (Aug 29th) is the following ...

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Aug 13

This is from USED communication August 13, 2013. This is being shared as many uninsured and their families are expected to be found in low-income communities. ------ The U.S. Department of Education is supporting the Administration’s effort...

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Jul 21
Jul 21, 2013

This is taken from the Committee for Education Funding Update for Friday, July 19th. NASTID is a member of CEF. At the end of each amendment is a indication of how much time would be allowed for debate - equally divided between pro & con. T...

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