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Education Report for July 2, 2009

1. Budget and Appropriations
-It has been quiet on Capitol Hill. Members of Congress are on their week-long July 4th Recess, but face a daunting number of tasks to complete once they return including: Passing the remaining appropriations bills, healthcare reform hearings, confiming a Supreme Court Justice and other key appointments to the Obama Administration.
-Ranking Member John Kline of the House Education and Labor Committee announced the appointment of new Ranking Members for several key subcommittees.
-Arne Duncan gave an important speech on teacher effectiveness at the NEA summer meeting in San Diego.
-The House Appropriations Subcommittee on labor, Health and Human Services and Education will unveil their proposed budget for the federal agencies it oversees including the Dept. of Education.

2. In Brief, headings include
-Kline annouces new Eduction and Labor Subcommittee Ranking Members
-NCTM annouces new Executive Director
-AYPF holds briefing on Professional Development
-ED awarding the last of Phase I SFS Funding
-New Report on improving online learning for students and teachers
-CEP Forum discusses federal role in High School Reform
-ED announces new ARRA Guidance for idea

Be sure to also scan sections #4 (New publications) and #5 (In the News),** for articles of interest.

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