Archive of Federal Policy

Attendance as a Reform Agenda

on February 9th, 2012 in Blog by | No Comments

In the recent State of the Union address, President Obama challenged states to address the required age of school attendance. The President stated, “… when students don’t walk away from their education, more of them walk the stage to get their diploma.  When students are not allowed to drop out,…

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Keeping the American Indian Education Truths Alive

on May 26th, 2011 in Blog by | 1 Comment

Since Osama bin Laden was killed nearly one month ago, many details about the mission have been unveiled. One particular story, which brings awareness to the “inappropriateness” of coding Osama bin Laden as “Geronimo,”[1] is a relevant and current reminder to the prevalence American Indians have as a thread of…

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Bills Designed to Stop Bullying and Harassment in Schools

on September 27th, 2010 in Blog by | No Comments

On August 5, 2010, the Safe Schools Improvement Act (SSIA) was introduced in the Senate by Bob Casey (D-PA). SSIA would amend the Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act—which is part of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act—to include bullying and harassment based on a student’s actual or…

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Wow, what a week (and a half)!

on August 5th, 2010 in Blog by | No Comments

18 States and D.C. Named as Finalists for Race to the Top Senate confirms Elena Kagan’s nomination to Supreme Court 49 applicants win i3 grants (Congrats to our colleagues at Quill Research Associaties!) Court Rejects Same-Sex Marriage Ban in California (we hear that the judge’s opinion is worth the read)…

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An Equity Lens for ESEA Reauthorization

on March 30th, 2010 in Blog by | No Comments

Recently, bi-partisan leadership in the U.S. Congress invited suggestions for the upcoming reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).  In our comments, West Wind urged Congress to pay explicit attention to equity not only as an over-arching goal of reauthorization, but as a frame for reviewing each and…

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States’ Impact on Federal Ed Policy Designed to Improve the Achievement of Disadvantaged Students

on March 24th, 2008 in Federal Policy, State Policy by | No Comments

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