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August 04, 2010

$1.2 Billion More in Federal Broadband Projects Announced

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack today announced the funding for 126 new rural broadband projects in 38 states and in American Indian tribal areas.

August 03, 2010

Duncan Praises Parents At Special Education Meeting

Certain special education policies could improve school for all students, the nation's top education official said at a conference.

July 30, 2010

Bill to Combat Comp. Science Crisis Introduced

One congressman has introduced legislation to address the discrepancy between the demand for workers in computer science fields and the supply of qualified candidates.

July 30, 2010

Weingarten Weighs In on Obama Speech

American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten had a quick briefing with reporters yesterday on all the edu-action this week. Asked about President Obama's defense of the Race to the Top program to the National Urban League, Weingarten said it's only natural that the president would fo...

July 28, 2010

The Justice Department Provides Stats on ELL Investigations

Since the start of the Obama administration, the U.S. Department of Justice has opened more than 15 investigations into services for English-language learners, according to a spokeswoman for the department.

July 27, 2010

Is the Justice Department Becoming More Active on ELLs?

A Nevada school district expanded its position of director of English-as-a-second-language programs from a part-time to full-time position after the district was reviewed by the U.S. Department of Justice.

July 26, 2010

Trend Watch: How Can Teachers of ELLs Be Fairly Evaluated?

A research brief offers recommendations for how teacher evaluation protocols need to be better tailored for gauging the effectiveness of special education teachers and teachers of English-language learners.

July 22, 2010

NEA Signs On to Fiscal-Equity Bill

The NEA now supports a bill to close a fiscal "loophole" in the Title I program.

July 21, 2010

Ed Tech in ESEA?

Obama Administration officials say they will encourage, but not mandate, states and districts to use federal funds to innovate with technology.

July 21, 2010

Federal Special Education Office Brings On Two New Officials

Both officials have long experience in disability and education issues.

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