Policy and Legislation

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.

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

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