Legislative Updates

Sandra Day O'Connor on "Closing America's Civic Education Deficit"


Retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor's Op-Ed in the Philadelphia Inquirer on the importance of civic education.

smarrow.gif Closing America's Civic Education Deficit, Philadelphia Inquirer, Op-ed 9/16/2011

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NCSS Letter to Hawaii DOE-2011


The attached letter was written on behalf of social studies educators in Hawaii to the HI DOE. Educators in Hawaii alerted the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) that they were considerin reducing the number of social studies credits for high school graduation from four to three credits. We urged them not do so.   --> read more »

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Students Stumble Again on the Basics of History


National Test Shows Little Progress in Grasping Democracy, U.S. Role in World
By Stephanie Banchero
Wall Street Journal, June 15, 2011

WSJ's Stephanie Banchero has details of a National Assessment of Educational Progress study showing students at the fourth, eighth and twelfth grade levels struggle with basic history questions.   --> read more »

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Report: Students Don't know much about US history


From the Associated Press
Wall Street Journal, June 14, 2011

Report: Students don't know much about US History

U.S. students don't know much about American history.   --> read more »

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Disappointing NAEP U.S. History Results Released Today


The NAEP U.S. History results released today are a clear indication that we do not regard U.S. History as crucial to preparing our students for college, career, and citizenship. NCSS Executive Director Susan Griffin said: “the poor 12th grade results indicate that the next cohort of new voters are not well grounded in U.S. History, this is a disservice to our democracy.”   --> read more »

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Legislative Action Alert Re: H.R. 1891


Contact your member of Congress https://writerep.house.gov/writerep/welcome.shtml to oppose H.R. 1891 and support "Teaching American History" and the other important K-12 federal education programs that H.R. 1891 seeks to eliminate.   --> read more »

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House Education and the Workforce Committee's first 112th Congress Hearing on Education in the Nation


Della Cronin from Washington Partners forwarded yesterday a detailed summary of the House Education and the Workforce Committee's first 112th Congress Hearing on Education in the Nation.   --> read more »

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Education Report February 4, 2011


The Education Report

FEBRUARY 4, 2011
Della Cronin, Editor
dcronin@wpllc.net

The Education Report, a weekly publication of WPLLC, provides an executive summary of
public policy issues affecting American education. Please use the bookmarks below to
navigate to your area of interest:

  1. Budget and Appropriations
  2. In Brief
  3. New Publications
  4. In the News
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Education Report January 28, 2011


The Education Report

JANUARY 28, 2011
Della Cronin, Editor
dcronin@wpllc.net

The Education Report, a weekly publication of WPLLC, provides an executive summary of
public policy issues affecting American education. Please use the bookmarks below to
navigate to your area of interest:

  1. Budget and Appropriations
  2. In Brief
  3. New Publications
  4. In the News
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2011 State of the Union Address


EVENT BRIEF

2011 STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS

Prepared by:

Audrey Busch (abusch@wpllc.net)

January 26, 2010   --> read more »

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