Education Report for June 12, 2009


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1. Budget and Appropriations

-Important step: 302B allocations (specific instructions on spending parameters for federal agencies) handed down to subcommittees.
-House LHHS allocates $160.65 billion for FY 2010 (5% increase from 2009)
-Senate LHHS allocation forthcoming
-Ranking Republican on House Ed and Labor Committee steps down--replacement to be selected next week

2. Education Week Releases Diplomas Count 2009

-New report--"Diplomas Count 2009: Broader Horizons: The challenge of college readiness for all students."
-Stats on increase grad rate from 1996-2006
-Recent slight decline and demographic trends
-Lack of consensus between states on what constitutes "college readiness"

3. In Brief, headings include

-MORE STATE FISCAL STABILIZATION FUNDING (SFS from ARRA) BEING AWARDED--For info on allocation to specific states visit: http://www.ed.gov/programs/statestabilization/resources.html

-DUNCAN HIGHLIGHTS NEED FOR STRONG DATA SYTEMS AT INSTITUTE FOR EDUCATION (IES) CONFERENCE

-DUNCAN DISCUSSES CHARTER SCHOOLS AND RACE FOR THE TOP FUND

-CARNEGIE CORPORATION RELEASES REPORT ON MATH AND SCIENCE EDUCATION

-WHAT WORKS CLEARINGHOUSE (WWC) HOLDS BRIEFING ON RESPONSE TO INTERVENTION (RTI)

-FIRST FIVE YEARS FUND HOLDS BRIEFING ON EARLY CHILDHOOD INTERVENTIONS

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

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