Category Archives: Administration

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ED Sends Guidance to States to Help Reduce Testing

Acting U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. just released new guidance to states to help identify and eliminate low quality, redundant or unhelpful testing. This guidance addresses the use of current federal dollars under NCLB during school years … Continue reading

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ED Sends Guidance to States to Help Reduce Testing

Acting U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. just released new guidance to states to help identify and eliminate low quality, redundant or unhelpful testing. This guidance addresses the use of current federal dollars under NCLB during school years … Continue reading

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Obama Proposes Final White House Budget

On Tuesday, the President released his $4.1 trillion spending plan for FY 2017 that includes key investments in increasing equity and excellence, providing support for teachers and school leaders and expanding access, affordability, and completion in higher education. The budget … Continue reading

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Valuable Data Resource for Advocacy Efforts

The Rehabilitation Research and Training Center of Disability Statistics and Demographics, part of the Institute on Disability at University of New Hampshire, has released its 2015 Annual Disability Statistics Compendium and its accompanying Disability Statistics Annual Report. Contents, usage guidance, … Continue reading

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Kasich, Christie and Carson Answer RespectAbility #PwDsVote Scorecard Questionnaire

Following the Iowa Caucus, RespectAbility released the first-ever #PwDsVote 2016 Campaign Scorecard for people with disabilities (PwDs) and spotlighted the three Candidates who completed the questionnaire which included: former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (D), Senator Bernie Sanders (D) and Governor Jeb Bush … Continue reading

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ED Seeks Interns for Summer 2016

The Department of Education is now accepting applications for interns for the summer of 2016.  As an intern you will have the chance to explore fields like education policy, education law, business and finance, research and analysis, intergovernmental relations and … Continue reading

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ED Issues New Guidance on ESSA

On January 28, the U.S. Department of Education released a letter of guidance to states on transition requirements from the No Child Left Behind Act to the Every Student Success Act. The letter sent from Senior Advisor Ann Whalen to … Continue reading

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Respectability First-Ever #PwDsVote Scorecard Released: Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders with High Numbers

RespectAbility recently released the first-ever #PwDsVote 2016 Campaign Scorecard for people with disabilities (PwDs) as a guide before the Iowa Caucus. The scorecard asked all of the presidential candidates on both sides of the spectrum to comment on 16 disability questions. Candidates earned … Continue reading

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Join the U.S. Department of Education on Google Hangout to Discuss Inclusion in Early Childhood Programs

The Departments of Education and Health and Human Services invite you to join them via Google Hangout on February 11th at 3:00 EST for a discussion about inclusion in early childhood programs and why it matters to States, early childhood … Continue reading

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Tell Congress to Increase Funding for Education!

The 302(b) allocation is the amount of funding the House and Senate Appropriations Committees provide to the subcommittees. The subcommittees then divvy up the funding between the agencies and programs within their respective jurisdictions. Each year, the Committee on Education … Continue reading

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