Despite looking all but dead just weeks ago, the President signed a $10 billion emergency stimulus, which supporters claim will save 160,000 education related jobs.
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The Coalition for a College and Career Ready America hosted a webinar on the realities of state budget cuts to education, possible teacher layoffs, and cost-saving measures that could affect classroom learning.
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The second phase of the U.S. Department of Education's $4.35 billion Race to the Top (RTTT) finalists were announced on July 27. While the competition is tough and many won't win, students across the country have already benefited greatly from this race.
Over the past two months, states all over the nation have been busy adopting the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).
This chart summarizes the Department's proposed monitoring and evaluation efforts.
Once American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds are distributed to states and other grantees, they become very difficult to track. Mandatory quarterly reporting is limited to dollars spent and jobs saved or created, leaving out many of the details observers would like to know.
For those interested in what Congress is up to with respect to funding education—there are two major legislative actions worth noting this month.
The seventh monthly installment from ICW on the education programs and initiatives funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).
WASHINGTON D.C.—U.S. Chamber of Commerce Senior Vice President and Counselor to the President, Arthur J. Rothkopf, issued the following statement today strongly opposing the House-passed funding cuts in key education reform initiatives under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), as offsets to broader education funding, and encouraged the Senate not to include these cuts in any legislation they consider: