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Congress Passed FY 15 CRomnibus: Increased Funds for IDEA and Javits!

CEC’s advocacy voice was heard! While most education programs were level funded at FY 14 amounts, both special and gifted education enjoyed increases. Congress passed a trillion dollar spending bill to fund the federal government through September 2015, adverting a … Continue reading

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Stepping Up Early Childhood Development: An Investment for Life

A child’s earliest years present the best window of opportunity to ensure good outcomes later in life. Early childhood development programs that include education, health, nutrition and social protection components have proven to be effective in several countries, but despite … Continue reading

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Early Learning Secretary Priority for Discretionary Grants

The Secretary of Education has released final priorities which may be used across the Department of Education’s discretionary grant programs to incentivize actions and give preference to applicants without making additional rule making. A notice of proposed priorities and definitions … Continue reading

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Charter School Program Guidance On Preschool

In November, the Department of Education’s Office of Innovation and Improvement released Frequently Asked Questions on the Use of CSP Funds to Support Preschool Education, non-regulatory guidance on the circumstances under which Charter School Program (CSP) funds may be used … Continue reading

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Training and Information for Parents of Children with Disabilities–Parent Training and Information Centers

Training and Information for Parents of Children with Disabilities–Parent Training and Information Centers Notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2015. Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 84.328M    Applications Available: December 11, 2014.    Deadline … Continue reading

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State Personnel Development Grants Program

The following Notice of Applications for New Awards; State Personnel Development Grants (SPDG) Program was published in the Federal Register on Monday, December 15, 2014.   Notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2015. Catalog of Federal Domestic … Continue reading

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18 States Awarded New Preschool Development Grants

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell announced today that 18 states have been awarded grants, totaling more than $226 million, under the Preschool Development Grants program.  Two types of Preschool Development Grant … Continue reading

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New Federal Guidance on Communication Access

The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights and Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, together with the U.S. Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division, issued joint guidance about the rights of public elementary and secondary students with … Continue reading

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Secretary Arne Duncan and U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder announced the release of a Correctional Education Guidance Package

Secretary Arne Duncan and U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder announced on Monday the release of a Correctional Education Guidance Package to help states and local agencies aimed at helping states and local agencies strengthen the quality of education services … Continue reading

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Kline Selected to Serve as Committee Chairman of the House Education and the Workforce Committee

Rep. John Kline (R-MN) was selected by his colleagues to serve as chairman of the House Education and the Workforce Committee in the 114th Congress and issued this statement with the start of this new role: I am humbled by … Continue reading

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