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$4.1 Million Awarded Through Charter School Program by U.S. Department of Education

Last week the U.S. Department of Education announced six new grant awards which totaled to $4.1 million through the Charter Schools Program (CSP) National Leadership Activities program. These grants were created to help strengthen charter schools and charter school authorizers, while aiding to … Continue reading

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Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Program FY 2015 Competition

The Department of Education has recently published in the Federal Register applications for new awards for the Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Program.   The purpose of this competition under the Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students … Continue reading

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The 2020 Federal Youth Transition Plan: A Federal Interagency Strategy

The Federal Partners in Transition (FPT) is a workgroup with representatives of several federal agencies, including the Departments of Education, Health and Human Services, and Labor, and the Social Security Administration, which was formed in 2005 to support all youth, … Continue reading

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IES Opens SLD Grants Competition

Last week, the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) invited State educational agencies to apply for grants to assist them in using data in statewide, longitudinal data systems (SLDS) to inform their efforts to improve education in critical areas.  Applicants are … Continue reading

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IES Announces Special Grant Competition for the Evaluation of State Education Programs and Policies

Last week, the Institute of Education Sciences announced a special competition called The Evaluation of State Education Programs and Policies (State Evaluation) Grant program which supports the evaluation of fully-developed programs and policies implemented by State educational agencies to determine … Continue reading

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U.S. Department of Education Announces Access to Free Video-On-Demand for Students with Visual or Hearing Disabilities

Yesterday, The U.S. Department of Education today announced free access to video-on-demand children’s television programming for thousands of students who are blind, visually impaired, deaf or hard of hearing.  A number of children’s and family TV episodes may now be … Continue reading

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2013 Fourth Quarter Interpretations of IDEA from U.S. Department of Education

On Monday March 2, 2015, the Federal Register published a list of correspondence from the U.S. Department of Education to individuals during the previous quarter. Section 607 of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act amendments of 1997 requires that the Secretary of … Continue reading

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NCER and NCSER Releases Working Group Summaries on Education Research

Last week the National Center for Education Research (NCER) and the National Center for Special Education Research (NCSER) released documentation on two Technical work group meetings in 2014 to discuss critical research needs and ways to strengthen IES research and … Continue reading

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CEC and the Friends of IES Advocate for Research Funding

This week the Friends of the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) urged the Congress to build upon the President's request of $675.8 million and restore, as a bare minimum, $11.2 million to Regional Education Laboratories (RELs) and $16.6 million to … Continue reading

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ESEA Reauthorization Bill in House Stalls

Last week an expected vote in the House on the Student Success Act, H.R.5 did not occur due to apparent controversy on the provisions in the bill. It is unclear when or if the bill will come back on the … Continue reading

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