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Education Report July 10, 2009

1.Budget and Appropriations

-Money, money, money-that was all that appeared to be on the minds of legislators on Capitol Hill this week.
-The talk amongst legislators surrounded the following topics: 1. A brief conversation on the potential of a second stimulus plan, 2. ARRA funds already allocated are not getting out fast enough to support local communities, saving jobs and businesses 3. Healthcare reform costing too much and not really helping those who need it the most 4.How to pass budget bills for all federal agencies for FY 2010.
-Friday, the FY 2010 LHHS Appropriations bill came before its House Subcommittee. The bill provides $64.7 billion for education. The full Committee meets July 14 to debate the bill. For now funding charts and an explanatory report will be distributed.

2. In Brief

-ED Issues Draft Guidance on Title I, Part A Waivers
-Administration Announces more Key Posts
-Education and Labor Subcommittee holds Hearing on School Safety
-FRAC and Afterschool Alliance hold Briefing onChild Nutrition
-BHEF unveils STEM Pipeline Simulation Tool
-Administration highlights findings from America's Children Report

Be sure to also scan sections #3 ("New Publications") and #4 ("In the News"), for articles of interest.

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