federal policy

Tech Funding in the 2013 Proposed Budget Remains Integrated

Technology marketplace will be more efficient in addressing various school and student needs in the coming school year, says Cator.

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SIG Grants—What Happens When the Money Dries Up?

The $3.5 billion in School Improvement Grants will run out by the end of the 2012-2013 school year.

A Call for K12 Entrepreneurial Education

There’s a new petition for legislators on the hill and it appeals for entrepreneurial lessons to be taught in the classroom.

FCC Continues with Apple’s e-books Momentum

The FCC released plans to get all U.S. students, from kindergarten through the 12th grade, using electronic book titles by 2017—in five years.

Teacher Evaluations Get Reconstructed

New evaluation tool emphasizes teacher self-assessment, PD and student data.

Loss of FLAP Funding Halts Foreign Language Assessments

The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) learned in late December that Congress had cut FLAP grant's final year of funding.

CEP Study Says Skepticism Still Surrounds SIGs

There is some skepticism regarding the effectiveness of School Improvement Grants (SIGs) on the part of those districts that are not eligible to receive them, according to a new study.

Competitive vs. Formula Grants Battle it out for 2012 Ed Spending

With the U.S. Department of Education receiving a minimal increase in allotted spending, the House and Senate have begun debates as to how the money will be spent.

What is the Future of the DOE?

The federal Department of Education has been a source of criticism on the GOP presidential campaign trail.

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