Policy and Legislation


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.

Obama's Last Education Budget Proposal: Building a Legacy

In the last year of a two-term presidency, the sitting president proposes his last budget for the upcoming fiscal year. President Obama announced his last proposed budget on Tuesday, February 8, 2016.

Trending in Education

Trends in Education

What Will Be Trending in Education During 2016?

A Final Thought

A New Year and a New Act for Education

Congress Takes Action: Writes and Passes a New Education Law

Who would of thunk it? The Senate and House agreed to overhaul No Child Left Behind (NCLB) by approving the "Every Student Succeeds Act" (ESSA).

Washington Update: Where Do Things Stand?

One could say several things have happened in Congress, and others might say nothing has really moved in Congress. And that is determined by your point of view.

A Legislative Surprise: Breaking Through Congressional Gridlock

For the first time in many years, both the House and Senate Appropriations Committees have voted out of committee an appropriation for the U.S. Department of Education.



A Final Thought

Rules, Laws, Policies

Aren't they supposed to be for the benefit of the students?

Rewriting No Child Left Behind: Are there the legs to carry it across the finish line?

Reauthorization is long overdue. The last three Congresses have tried and failed to rewrite it. Everyone agrees that No Child Left Behind is broken and in need of a rewrite.

A Final Thought

It's All About the Money

Children lose when politicians make educational decisions.

The President’s FY 2016 Education Budget: Continuing to Invest in the Nation’s Future

This article is on the President’s FY 2016 budget proposal. It seems like an annual rite of spring. What is different?

Trends in Education

Trends in Education 2015

2014 Mid-Term Election: Changing of the Guard and Its Impact on Education Policy and Priorities

The mid-term election results are already having an impact on education policy at the national and state levels. With Republicans winning the majority in the Senate, increasing their majority margin in the House, adding more governors and continuing control of many state legislatures will affect the direction of education policy, priorities and practice for at least the next two years, and possibly longer.

Does Washington Still Work?

Congress is on a five-week recess that began on Aug. 1 and returns on Sept. 8. Don’t blame them for taking the time off; they are legally required to do so. Yes, they are off campaigning for himself or herself or someone else, as well as taking a vacation. Many would question whether they deserve it, given the number of critical issues left unresolved or unfinished.

Is it a school's job to address not only what happens in the classroom, but social and economic issues in their community as well?


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