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Over the past week, the Department of Education has approved
flexibility waivers for key requirements in the Elementary and Secondary
Education Act (ESEA) for Alabama and New Hampshire. Their approval brings the
total number of approved flexibility waivers to 39 states and the District of
Posted by Application Administrator at 7/9/2013 10:01:34 PM
Earlier this week, U.S. Secretary of Education Arnie Duncan announced two new flexibility waivers for states under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. A letter was sent to all Chief State School Offices with details on the waivers.
Posted by Application Administrator at 6/20/2013 4:43:07 PM
Last week, Chairman John Kline (R-MN) of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce Committee released legislation to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and announced a full committee markup of the proposed bill, the Student Success Act (H.R. 5). The proposed legislation is a combination of three bills passed by the committee in the previous Congress.
Posted by Application Administrator at 6/19/2013 3:58:30 PM
ACTE and Sen. Tammy Baldwin introduce an amendment during ESEA markup to include career readiness measures on state and school report cards.
Posted by Application Administrator at 6/13/2013 1:07:31 PM
In an op-ed article for WPRO 99.7 FM radio station in Rhode Island, Rep. Jim Langevin (D-RI), co-chair of the Congressional CTE Caucus, touted the importance of CTE programs as an effective method to “educate and train a workforce capable of filling 21st century jobs.” He also used the article to announce new legislation to strengthening comprehensive career and academic counseling services for students.
Posted by Application Administrator at 6/10/2013 12:25:19 PM
Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee ESEA reauthorization bill, the Strengthening America’s Schools Act (S. 1094), makes a better attempt to prepare students to be college- and career-ready than other proposals we have seen in the past, but it still falls short of truly preparing our students to be career ready.
Posted by Application Administrator at 6/10/2013 10:53:20 AM
Today the Senate HELP Committee introduced a bill to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The HELP committee’s last attempt to reauthorize ESEA was in 2011.
Posted by Application Administrator at 6/4/2013 9:04:53 PM
On Monday, May 20, the U.S. Department of Education approved an additional three states — Alaska, Hawaii and West Virginia—for flexibility from key requirements of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).
Posted by Application Administrator at 5/28/2013 2:19:09 PM