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5 From 1: Federal Policy and Politics

My top five press releases from July's School Improvement Industry Announcements – Federal Politics and Policy.


For a well-rounded understanding of current events in school improvement.

• Getting closer to a Department of Education Budget for FY 2009: FY 2009 Congressional Action (Jul 16).

• Republican candidate spells out his idea of federal role in public education: John McCain’s Plan for Strengthening America’s Schools (Jul 16).

• The New Union Leaders (I): Incoming NEA President (Dennis Van Roeke): ‘New Era Arising for Public Education’ (Jul 6)

• The New Union Leaders (II): New AFT President Randi Weingarten Asks Members to Rededicate Themselves to Reforming the Institutions Where They Work (Jul 14)

* Institutional interests in Title I: NASBE Comments on Proposed Title I Rules (Jun 23)

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