Legislative Updates

Education Report for March 6, 2009


Highlights under each section of the attached report include:

1. Budget and Appropriations
-Despite the coming of the March 6th deadline (today!) when the continuing resolution on FY 2009 appropriations was set to expire, the Senate could not reach an agreement on the FY 2009 Omnibus appropriations bill that passed in the House last week.   --> read more »

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Oklahoma CSS Campaign Saves State Social Studies Assessments


Late last week, leaders in the Oklahoma CSS caught wind of a troubling development for the social studies in their state. The Oklahoma State Senate Committee on Education created a substitute bill calling for the elimination of required social studies assessments for grades 5 and 8 that were included in the bill's original version.   --> read more »

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Education Report for February 27, 2009


Highlights under each section of the attached report include:

1. Budget and Appropriations
-The Ed. world anxiously awaits details of how the Ed. department intends to distribute stimulus funds.   --> read more »

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FY 2009 Omnibus Spending Bill Passes in House...what's in it for education?


See attached a summary from Washington Partners of the Fiscal Year 2009 Omnibus Appropriations Act passed in the House 2/25.   --> read more »

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Education Report for February 20, 2009


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Side-by-Side Chart of Ed. Funding in Stimulus: first House bill / Senate bill / final Conference Agreement


Side-by-Side Comparative Chart: first House bill / Senate bill / final Conference Agreement

To get a clearer sense of specific changes in recent weeks, please also see the attached side-by-side comparison of provisions related to education in:

  1. The original proposal passed by the House
  2. The package that passed in the Senate after the Nelson-Collins cuts
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Education Report for February 13, 2009


Education Report for February 13, 2009   --> read more »

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Update on Education Funding in Stimulus


I. Stimulus Update Memo
Please see attached a memo from Washington Partners providing an update on the efforts of the Congress to put together and approve an economic stimulus package since Friday 2/6. The Senate was hard at work this weekend putting together a compromise bill, brokered by Senator Ben Nelson (D-NE) and Susan Collins (R-ME), that may win passage early this week.   --> read more »

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Education Report: February 6, 2009


Be sure to make use of the bookmarks at the beginning of the attached report to help navigate your areas of interest. Highlights under each section include:

1. Budget and Appropriations
-Contentious debate in Senate over economic stimulus
-Hopes for final passage on Thursday fall through and debate will continue   --> read more »

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Proposed Social Studies Assessment in Massachusetts Threatened: NCSS sends letter to State Board of Ed.


NCSS was recently informed by officers in the Massachusetts CSS of plans to eliminate or delay required History and Social Science Exams for 10th graders in their state.   --> read more »

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