Policy and Legislation


Washington Update Let’s Make a Deal: Appropriations and Other Policy Issues

Lawmakers appear to be sending early signals of independence to the Trump administration on education budget issues.

Washington Update. To Be or Not to Be: That is the Budget Question

The Trump administration’s “skinny budget” was submitted to Congress on March 16, 2017. The proposed budget received little support from both Republicans and Democrats, and was almost unanimously criticized by education associations, think tanks and related groups.

Legally Speaking

Be Prepared

The future of public education in the Trump era.

Washington Update

Where is the Nation and Education Headed?

Expect controversy and division, and definitely a difference in style and approach.

Washington Update: Where Are the Nation and Education Headed?

In the weeks to come we will learn more about the approach Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos will be taking and who will be some of the key players in the agency.

Washington Update: Post-Election and Pre-Inauguration

After the election the country entered a period of uncertainty. Recent polling data indicates that 50 percent of Americans approve of how the transition is moving. Several experts have found it to be quite different than transitions in the past.

State of our School Infrastructure

Facility Planning

Cheat Sheet 2016

A primer of pK-12 public schools infrastructure facts.

trends in education

Legislative

Education: Post Election and Pre-Inauguration



Editor's Note (The View From Here)

An Interesting Year Ahead

Washington Update: A 2016 Post Election Update

Few pollsters predicted the outcome of the 2016 Presidential election. Education was not a primary talking point during the campaign. The initial questions people who have an interest in education are asking: “What will our President-Elect do? and what is on his agenda?”

Restroom Wellness Policies

Education Interiors

Wellness Policies and Restrooms

What's love of kids got to do, got to do with it?

Washington Update: Pre-2016 Election

It is a very tight Presidential race, and for many House and Senate seats. Election results can influence the legislative agenda during a lame duck session of Congress and a good part of Congress’ willingness to be active will be determined by the election’s outcomes.

ESSA and School Facility Conditions

An examination of what the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) states about educational facilities.

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

Achieving the Right Balance

Washington Update: Education and a Preview of the 2016 Election

During the primaries we received a glimpse of some the education and related policy positions or proposals of each of the two presumptive nominees.

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