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April 14, 2011

Toledo Peer Review and Race to Top Spared, For Now

A peer-review plan, as well as $11 million in RTTT funds, have been preserved in Toledo, Ohio.

April 14, 2011

EETT Cut From Federal Budget Expected

Lawmakers announced that all $100 million in annual funding would be taken from the ed-tech program if the proposed federal funding bill passes this week.

April 11, 2011

Fallout From the Government Shutdown That Almost Happened

The last of three "national conversations" about ELL policy planned by the office of English-language acquisition of the U.S. Department of Education has been postponed.

March 31, 2011

SEARCH for New Workers Led to Hires Close to Home

Some of the new faces at the Department of Education are DC public school students with developmental disabilities.

March 29, 2011

How Might Changes in Subgroup Accountability Affect ELLs?

Some civil rights and advocacy groups have sent a letter to Arne Duncan and members of Congress arguing for accountability for student subgroups, including English-language learners, to remain strong in the reauthorization of ESEA.

March 28, 2011

ACLU: Schools Unconstitutionally Filtering LGBT Content

The civil rights advocate says schools that block gay- and lesbian-related online content are acting unconstitutionally and unlawfully.

March 25, 2011

Feds Settle With Arizona in Dispute Over ELL Programs

The U.S. departments of Justice and Education say they've reached a settlement with Arizona in a dispute over the state's programs for English-language learners.

March 24, 2011

More Details on Federal Learning Registry

Steve Midgley of the U.S. Office of Education Technology stopped by the SIIA to explain the project and give a timeline.

March 17, 2011

Bill Calls on Schools to Report Bullying of Special Needs Pupils

A proposed law would require schools that receive federal money to report incidents of bullying to the federal government and specify whether they involved children with disabilities.

March 16, 2011

Updated: Education Secretary Vows to Move Away From 2 Percent Rule for Testing Students With Disabilities

"I just want to say, here and now, for the record, we are moving away from the 2 percent proxy rule," Education Secretary Arne Duncan said. "We will not issue another policy that allows districts to disguise the educational performance of 2 percent of students."

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