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Education Report September 18, 2009

1. Budget and Appropriations
-Progress on the remaining eight appropriations bills was slow this week. Only one bill crossed the finish line.
-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid acknowledged for the first time that a continuing resolution would be necessary at the end of September to maintain government operations; and that the Senate would most likely give up its October Recess.
-The House was busy with other matters this week, ranging from chastising Congressman Joe Wilson, to passage of a massive education measure.

2. CCNY Hosts Forum on Comprehensive Literacy
-Tuesday September 15, 2009, the Carnegie Corporation of New York hosted a forum discussion to release its latest report on comprehensive literacy, Time to Act: An Agenda for Advancing Adolescent Literacy for College and Career Success.
-The forum participants uniformly agreed that there was a need to act with urgency-at the local, state, and federal levels to ensure that students become fully literate and college and work-ready citizens.

In brief
-ED Announces Blue Ribbon Schools
-Brookings Institution holds event on degree attainment
-NSTA and Stem Education Caucus hold briefing on Stem Ed and Greeen Collar Economy
-Urban Institute holds forum on Alternatives to Higher Education

Be sure to also check out section #4 (New Publications) and #5 (In the News) for articles of interest.

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