Legislative Updates

Education Report: September 26, 2008


See the attached Education Report for September 26, 2008, courtesy of Washington Parters.

Highlights to examine include:

  1. Appropriations Crisis--Congress scrambles to pass a continuing resolution (CR) so that federal funding can be extended
    -What will funding of education in CR be?
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Legislative Watch List: September 25, 2008


The Legislative Watch List courtesy of Washington Partners gives an overview of current legislation in the Congress relating to education.

The laundry list is particularly long this week. The continuing resolution (CR) that would extend government appropriations into the spring is, of course, at the top of the list.   --> read more »

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Education Report: September 19, 2008


Please see the Education Report for September 19, 2008, below courtesy of Washington Parters for insight into the current public policy debate surrounding education and an update on the current situation in Congress.   --> read more »

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Education Report: September 12, 2008


See the attached Education Report for September 12, 2008, courtesy of Washington Parters for insight into the current public policy debate relating to education and into what the Congress has been up to since returning from their six week recess.   --> read more »

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ETS Conference on Educational Testing in America


Below is a report from Washington Partners on an event held by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) to discuss the role of Assessments in American education, an issue of great interest to the social studies agenda. Speakers who attended and shared their views included U.S.   --> read more »

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NCSS Supports the Teaching Geography is Fundamental Act


NCSS was recently contacted by the National Geographic Society regarding the Teaching Geography is Fundamental Act, HR 1228.  This is a bill that NCSS has promoted on Capitol Hill and for which NCSS has helped secure many co-sponsors. The act would ensure federal support for geography comparable to the eight other core academic subjects identified by the No Child Left Behind Act.   --> read more »

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Higher Ed. Act: Summary of Relevant Provisions


As noted in recent Education Reports, the 110th Congress passed what will probably end up being one of the only major pieces of education legislation in its tenure when it approved the Higher Education Opportunity Act in late July. The 1,200 page Bill has a long list of implications on many different aspects of Higher Education.   --> read more »

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This Week in Washington: August 11, 2008


This Week in Washington, a weekly publication of WPLLC, provides an overview of upcoming events in Washington D.C. affecting American Education. Be sure to direct your attention to the following "Bills to Watch" of particular interest to NCSS in the attached report:

  1. The Strengthening Communities Through Education and Integration Act (S. 3334):
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Education Report: August 8, 2008


The Education Report, a weekly publication of WPLLC, provides an executive summary
of public policy issues affecting American education. After selecting the attachment, you may navigate the report based on the areas of interest below:

  1. Budget and Appropriations
  2. In Brief
  3. New Publications
  4. In the News
  5. About WPLLC
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