Jan 09, 2017
This Tuesday, the 115th Congress was sworn in and began to conduct its business.  While many of the actions involve housekeeping – for example, Committee appointments – others began to set the stage for Congress to roll back some of the wor...
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Dec 27, 2016
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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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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