ASCD Statement on End of Government Shutdown

Tonight, Congress ended its 16 day shutdown of the federal government by passing a short-term spending agreement that will continue to fund education programs...

Shutdown 101 for Educators

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by Melissa Mellor, ASCD Public Policy On the first day of the first government shutdown in 17 years, 800,000 federal workers are at home without...

PARCC’s Educator Leader Cadres: Ensuring Teacher Voice in the Assessments

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From the consortium’s inception, the states in the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) common assessment consortium have been committed...

September Roundup from ASCD’s Education Policy Pros

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Here at ASCD, we encourage you to get involved in both local and national education policy. In doing so, you have a tremendous ability...

Tell Your Senators to Support Effective PD

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by Melissa Mellor, ASCD Public Policy You can probably recall multiple instances when you’ve collaborated with colleagues on your own time, participated in irrelevant workshops,...

House Passes ESEA Rewrite

Earlier this morning, the House passed HR 5 by a vote of 221-207, with 12 Republicans and all of the Democrats voting against it....

A Quick ESEA Update

There has been a flurry of legislative activity regarding the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Three bills were introduced in...

Three Thoughts on the President’s 2014 Education Budget

Last week, President Obama sent his 2014 budget request to Capitol Hill. Here are three thoughts on this request from the ASCD Policy Team. 1....

ASCD’s Update on Sequestration

The much discussed and long feared sequestration took effect today, imposing a 5.3 percent across-the-board cut to the federal budget, including the largest cut in...

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