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The Week Ahead


Though it's starting off slowly, the week ahead could be busy:

EdWeek says that the Miller education bill could come out (see below).

AEI's got an event today: The Impact of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) . Participants: Derek Neal, University of Chicago; Katherine Haley, Office of Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-MI); Charles Murray, AEI; and Henry Olsen, AEI.. Time and Location: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.; Wohlstetter Conference Center, Twelfth Floor, AEI. [email protected] for more information.

New America has a thing tomorrow: "Child Well-Being in America and Abroad: How Do American Children Fare in Comparison to Children in Other Countries?" Time and Location: 10:30 a.m.; NAF, 1630 Connecticut Avenue, NW, 7th Floor, Washington. Liz Wu, 202.986.2700 ext. 315, [email protected]

Michelle Rhee makes her Hill debut on Thursday: D.C. Public School System Reform (E&S). Subject: The Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce and the District of Columbia Subcommittee of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee will hold a hearing on "Great Expectations: Assessments, Assurances, and Accountability in the Mayor's Proposal to Reform the District of Columbia's Public School System." Time and Location: 2:30 p.m.; 342 Dirksen SOB. Contact: 202.224.2627.

No word on what the EdSec is up to. She must be still recovering from all the Bastille Day celebrating over the weekend.


Want to know what Sec Spellings is up to? Here is an update, from one of the news services:

Education Secretary Margaret Spellings announced today that former Hogwarts headmistress Dolores Umbridge has been appointed as Under Secretary of Education in the US Department of Education.

“Dr. Umbridge’s views of education are identical to those in our department,” explained Spellings. “She understands that the purpose of education is to pass exams, and she has inspired us to push farther in the direction we are already going. We have already ordered thousands of magic quills that use children’s blood as ink and cut their writing into their hands.
It will be perfect for phonics exercises. “

The quills, it has been determined, are manufactured by Umbridge Enterprises, founded by Umbridge and Peter Bush, a second cousin of the president.

good point, skrashen -- i forgot about the whole umbridge appointment. thanks for the reminder!

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