Legislative Updates

Education Report March 5, 2010


1. Budget and Appropriations
-Jobs and Healthcare took center stage in Washington this week, with the Senate taking action on a small but important bill that the House then expanded and adopted. This is the first in a series of jobs bills designed to spur economic growth that will dominate legislative conversation in the Capitol for many months---that and healthcare.   --> read more »

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Achieve State Report 2010


Attached is a Washington Partner's summary of the highlights of a report released yesterday by Achieve called, Closing the Expectations Gap. This is the fifth annual report on the progress of high school reform efforts in all 50 states.

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Education Report February 26, 2010


1. Budget and Appropriations
-The quiet hum of staff meetings, catching up and preparing that enveloped Capitol Hill last week was replaced by a frenzy, hearings, posturing, reporters and numerous constituent meetings this week.   --> read more »

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House Budget Committee hearing on FY 2011 Education Spending


Attached please find a summary of today's House Budget Committee hearing that featured testimony from Secretary of Education Arne Duncan regarding the Administration's K-12 education reform efforts, higher education program proposals and the FY 2011 budget request for the Department of Education.

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Education Report February 19, 2010


1.Budget and Appropriations
-This week marked the President's Day recess week on Capitol Hill. It was a good time for Members to be home as the frozen remnants of back-to-back storms frustrated commuters trying to move in and around the Nation's Capitol.   --> read more »

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Education Report February 12, 2010


1. Budget and Appropriations
-Congress found itself frozen out this week as the federal government closed for an unprecedented four out of five days. This did not stop the Senate from trying to come up with a jobs bill that would show the public they do know what the number one concern of the Nation might be, and that they can actually play well with others.   --> read more »

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Education Report February 5, 2010


1. Budget and Appropriations
-Bright and early Monday morning, President Obama submitted his first full-fledged budget request tot he U.S. Congress.
-The FY 2011 budget which came in at a $3.8 trillion in spending revealing the President's spending priorities across all federal agencies and a proposed freeze on domestic discretionary spending for the next three years.   --> read more »

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President Obama's FY 2011 Budget Request for K-12 Education


On Monday, February 1, President Barack Obama released the Administration’s FY 2011 budget request. While the $3.8 trillion budget proposes a three-year spending freeze across the federal government, defense and education investments would see a modest increase. The attached provides an overview of the FY 2011 Budget request for K-12 education.

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Education Report January 29, 2010


1. Budget and Appropriations
-This week was all about the President's first State of the Union Address and his highly anticipated FY 2011 budget request.
-The Administration previewed the speech's contents, and some of its budget plans. The announced intentions to freeze spending levels for most of the federal government spared education programs.   --> read more »

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Summary of AEI Event on Obama Adminisration's Education Reform Efforts


Attached please find the Washington Partner's summary of Wednesday January 27, 2010 AEI event, “Education Reform: Reviewing the Obama Administration's First Year.”

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