Penn Hill Group’s Washington Wrap-Up: October 31

Here’s a quick look at the news from last week (October 24-28) in Washington. ADMINISTRATION The Department of Education issued several Federal Register notices this week: (1) Negotiated rulemaking on Title II of HEA and TEACH Grants. The Negotiated Rulemaking notice calls for nominations for the negotiating committee, establishes a schedule for meetings, and identifies key […]

Penn Hill Group’s Washington Wrap-Up: October 24

Here’s a quick look at the news from last week (October 17-21) in Washington. ADMINISTRATION The Administration’s National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI) that advises Secretary Duncan on accreditation issues will be publishing its higher education reauthorization recommendations in the Congressional Record in the near future. Melody Barnes, the President’s Domestic Policy […]

Penn Hill Group’s Washington Wrap-Up: October 17

Here’s a quick look at the news from last week (October 10-14) in Washington. ADMINISTRATION Secretary Duncan released a statement supporting the Senate draft ESEA reauthorization bill:  “A bipartisan bill will not have everything that everyone wants, but it must build on our common interests: high standards; flexibility for states, school districts and schools; and […]

Penn Hill Group’s Washington Wrap-Up: October 11

Here’s a quick look at the news from last week (October 3-7) in Washington. ADMINISTRATION The Administration released a broad plan focused on teacher preparation programs. Part of this plan includes negotiated rulemaking on the current federal teacher preparation reporting requirements to focus on a few key outcome measures, such as student growth of program graduates […]

Penn Hill Group’s Washington Wrap-Up: October 3

Here’s a quick look at the news from last week (September 26-30) in Washington. ADMINISTRATION There continues to be a great deal of discussion regarding the Administration’s waiver proposals, and we expect further clarification through a FAQ document in the next few weeks. On September 23, the Education Department extended the deadline for collecting and […]

Penn Hill Group’s Washington Wrap-Up: September 12

Here’s a quick look at the news from last week (September 5-9) in Washington. ADMINISTRATION The President announced his jobs package last night, which contains several components that deal with education and training issues, including funding for school construction for elementary and secondary schools and community colleges, support for state and local governments (including teacher […]

Penn Hill Group’s Washington Wrap-Up: August 22

Here’s a quick look at the news from last week (August 15-19) in Washington. House Chairman Kline sent Secretary Duncan an oversight letter on the Race to the Top assessment consortium and their specific work on curriculum and instructional materials. The letter raises questions about whether the Department is violating prohibitions on Dept. influence over curriculum. The […]