High-quality early learning is the building block for student achievement. But for it to support a strong foundation for students, it has to be aligned with primary grades and federal policy.
In Monday’s issue of Politico, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced that the Department of Education would be ready to provide “regulatory relief” from the current iteration of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), otherwise known as No Child Left Behind, if Congress is unable to reauthorize the law before the end of the year.
Last week, NAESP joined fifteen members of the Learning First Alliance in urging the U.S. Department of Education to consider issuing regulations to relieve states and local districts from unnecessary burdens authorized by No Child Left Behind, which was enacted in 2002. As Congress works to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), which expired three years ago, states and local districts face burdensome and costly requirements under the law and must redirect scarce resources to avoid sanctions.
The first in a series of bills to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) passed the House Education and the Workforce Committee yesterday by a party line vote of 23-16. The Republican bill, HR 1891 New Priorities in Education Spending Act, seeks to eliminate 43 education programs in order to eliminate “ineffective” and “duplicative” programs and reduce the role of the federal government in education.
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius announced plans to use approximately $500 million of the fiscal year 2011 Race to the Top funding for a major competition in support of bold and comprehensive state plans for raising the quality of early learning programs.
In honor of Digital Learning Day, NAESP is hosting a tweetchat on digital safety and citizenship
The latest Speaking Out column in Principal magazine examines the current state of teacher evaluation, and suggests ways it should be improved.
To modernize the E-rate program, the Federal Communications Commission is seeking feedback from schools.
Fifteen principals will win grants to support global learning projects.
The NAESP office will be closed for the holidays from December 20, 2012 to January 1, 2013. We will reopen on Wednesday, January 2.
We wish educators across the nation and their families a restful holiday season, especially as we grapple with the recent, tragic events in Newtown, Connecticut. May 2013 bring healing, especially the families of Sandy Hook Elementary.
Once again, thank you to principals everywhere for your continued devotion to our nation's children.
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