Legislative Updates

Knowledge Alliance Briefing Summary 6-8-10


Event Brief
6-8-10

Please find attached the Washington Partner's summary of a briefing hosted by the Knowledge Alliance and the Learning First Alliance on Tuesday on the use of research to drive education policies and practices.

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Education Report June 4, 2010


1. Budget and Appropriations
-Before heading home for the Memorial Day holiday several important items were completed on the legislative calendar: a bill to approve the reauthorization of the America COMPETES Act, a Jobs and Tax Extenders bill, as well as an Emergency Supplemental spending bill that covers the cost of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and natural disaster, but little else.   --> read more »

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NCES Releases The Condition of Education 2010


Please find attached the Washington Partner's summary of The Condition of Education 2010 briefing held on Thursday May 27, 2010 by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

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Education Report May 28, 2010


1. Budget and Appropriations
-All week the Senate was hard at work trying to move an emergency supplemental spending bill along. The $56.6 billion emergency spending bill passed the Senate on thursday evening--Without Harkin's Jobs for education bill.   --> read more »

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Education Report May 21, 2010


1. Budget and Appropriations   --> read more »

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Education Report May 14, 2010


1. Budget and Appropriations
-It was a tumultuous week on Capitol Hill with little progress made on congress' long "to do" list.   --> read more »

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House Education and Labor Committee hearing on research and best practices of school turnaround models


Please find attached the WP's summary of the House Education and Labor Committee’s hearing last Wednesday on the best practices and research on proven models that work to turn around chronically underperforming schools in communities across the country.

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Education Report May 7, 2010


1. Budget and Appropriations
-The Senate was mired in financial reform legislation this week, and while they made some progress on the bill, the end is not yet in sight. The 500 filed amendments almost guarantee at least one more week of debate on this.   --> read more »

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Summary of House hearing on the Importance of quality teachers and leaders


On Tuesday, May 4, the House Committee on Education and Labor held one in a series of hearings as part of its work regarding reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. This hearing, titled, "Supporting America's Educators: The Importance of Quality Teachers and Leaders," focused on the importance of preparing and supporting teachers and leaders in K-12 education.   --> read more »

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Education Report April 30, 2010


1. Budget and Appropriations
-After talking with representatives from Goldman Sachs Republicans agreed to debate a financial regulatory reform bill that has been months in the making. Several weeks of debate on a financial services bill makes the likelihood of Congress finding floor time to adopt a Budget Resolution much less likely.   --> read more »

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