The House Released an Updated Perkins Bill

EdworkforceIn a bipartisan effort, members of the House Education Committee updated the Carl. D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act (1984).  The goal of the rewrite is to improve career and technical education.  Committee Chairman, John Kline (R-MN), posted a fact sheet to the Education and the Workforce website.  Read more here.

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The Clash over ESSA

2000px-US-DeptOfEducation-Seal.svgThe latest melee over the implementation of Every Student Succeed Act (ESSA) pits the Republican Congress against the U.S. Secretary of Education John King.  At a hearing last week, John Kline (R-MN) criticized the Department of Ed. for proposing draft accountability regulations, which would take control from States.  Read more here.

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The Clash over ESSA

2000px-US-DeptOfEducation-Seal.svgThe latest melee over the implementation of Every Student Succeed Act (ESSA) pits the Republican Congress against the U.S. Secretary of Education John King.  At a hearing last week, John Kline (R-MN) criticized the Department of Ed. for proposing draft accountability regulations, which would take control from States.  Read more here.

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Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act- Final Regulations

2000px-US-DeptOfEducation-Seal.svg DOLThe U.S. Departments of Labor and Education issued five rules for the implementation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).  The objective of WIOA is to strengthen the public workforce system, to assist Americans with significant barriers, including those with disabilities, in obtaining employment, and the retention of skilled workers.  Read more here.

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Education Workforce Policy Papers

CoalitionThe Coalition for Teaching Quality (CTQ), which includes the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), released three policy papers on teacher and principal recruitment, professional learning for teachers and principals, and supporting opportunities for teacher leadership.  CTQ’s recruitment paper provides strategies for teacher recruitment and encourages a diversified workforce.  Read more here. CTQ’s professional learning for teachers and principals recommends states and districts provide a comprehensive learning and growth system, which includes induction programs with feedback, ongoing professional learning, evaluation and feedback, pathways for career progression, and preparat (Read more...)

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Education Workforce Policy Papers

CoalitionThe Coalition for Teaching Quality (CTQ), which includes the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), released three policy papers on teacher and principal recruitment, professional learning for teachers and principals, and supporting opportunities for teacher leadership.  CTQ’s recruitment paper provides strategies for teacher recruitment and encourages a diversified workforce.  Read more here. CTQ’s professional learning for teachers and principals recommends states and districts provide a comprehensive learning and growth system, which includes induction programs with feedback, ongoing professional learning, evaluation and feedback, pathways for career progression, and preparat (Read more...)

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Education Workforce Policy Papers

CoalitionThe Coalition for Teaching Quality (CTQ), which includes the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), released three policy papers on teacher and principal recruitment, professional learning for teachers and principals, and supporting opportunities for teacher leadership.  CTQ’s recruitment paper provides strategies for teacher recruitment and encourages a diversified workforce.  Read more here. CTQ’s professional learning for teachers and principals recommends states and districts provide a comprehensive learning and growth system, which includes induction programs with feedback, ongoing professional learning, evaluation and feedback, pathways for career progression, and preparat (Read more...)

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Education Workforce Policy Papers

CoalitionThe Coalition for Teaching Quality (CTQ), which includes the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), released three policy papers on teacher and principal recruitment, professional learning for teachers and principals, and supporting opportunities for teacher leadership.  CTQ’s recruitment paper provides strategies for teacher recruitment and encourages a diversified workforce.  Read more here. CTQ’s professional learning for teachers and principals recommends states and districts provide a comprehensive learning and growth system, which includes induction programs with feedback, ongoing professional learning, evaluation and feedback, pathways for career progression, and preparat (Read more...)

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ESSA Funding Guide

FutureFutures without Violence created an Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) funding guide which discusses how states and school districts can use ESSA to support positive school climates generally, and address childhood exposure to violence and the effects of trauma more specifically. Read more here.

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Stakeholder Involvement in ESSA

2000px-US-DeptOfEducation-Seal.svgThe Department of Education has hosted over 200 meetings with stakeholders across the country to discuss the implementation of ESSA.  The Department of Education encourages local leaders to create a dialogue with stakeholders to ensure their voices are considered in regards to a number of topics.  A letter was released by Secretary King to provide guidance to states and districts to stress the importance of including community members in the implementation of the new law.  CEC encourages members to become involved in the planning of ESSA implementation at the state and local level to ensure children with exceptionalities are fully included. Read more here.

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