Education Report: January 9, 2009
Please see attached the Education Report for January 9th from Washington Partners.
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:
Budget and Appropriations
-Activity in Congress centers around preparations for an economic stimulus package--expected date pushed back from Inauguration day to President's day.
-Push for spending on education to be included in package
-Congress expected to move on FY 2009 budget in coming weeks with an estimated 60 billion to education
Education Week Releases Quality Counts 2009 Report
-Report looking into how to approach growing # of English Language Learners in U.S. schools
-How to address ELL's in NCLB
Senate Majority Leader Signals Education Priorities
-Reid introduces "message bill"--the Education Opportunity Act of 2009-- laying out six steps that the new Congress and its democratic majority should take to increase educational opportunity for Americans.
In Brief, headings include:
-Obama Appoints Performance Officer
-New House Education and Labor Committee Members
-Financial Literacy Council Presents Annual Report to President
-NIFL (National Institute for Literacy) Releases Early Literacy Test
-NCES (National Center for Education Statistics) Releases new Report on Adult Literacy
-Bush and Spellings Honor Anniversary of NCLB
-Department of ED. Announces Higher Ed. Act Negotiated Rulemaking and Dear Colleague Letter
Be sure to also scan sections #4 ("New Publications") and #5 ("In the News"), for articles of interest.