This chart summarizes the Department's proposed monitoring and evaluation efforts.
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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:
As Washington focuses on the upcoming elections, National Journal took a step back this month to look at the big-picture demographic shifts remaking the face of the United States and at their political and policy implications. ICW's Karen Elzey talks about the implications of an American population that is growing older and more diverse.
The Common Core State Standards Initiative released their final set of common academic standards on June 2, capping a year-long process of development led by the National Governors Association (NGA) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO).
This summer, the action on Title I school improvement grants has moved to the state level. 31 jurisdictions (30 states and the District of Columbia) are running their competitions, announcing results, and setting up training sessions for the summer so that school improvement begins on time – by the first day of the school year.
With 1,698 applications to review for the Investing in Innovation competition, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) has a lot of work to do this summer before announcing the winners in September.