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  • Discussion Focuses on School Finance
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    School Finance

    Legal and education scholars discussed various states' and local school districts' education funding systems. They offered recommendations for improving school funding inequities and educational…

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  • Federal and State Education Policy
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    Federal and State Education Policy

    Education Undersecretary Ted Mitchell Ted Mitchell talked about President Obama’s education initiatives and how state and federal lawmakers could work together to improve schools. This was…

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  • Importance of the US Constitution
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    Importance of the U.S. Constitution

    The Shepherd University Foundation hosted the first annual Tom E. Moses Memorial lecture series. Senator Byrd, whose leadership added the appropriation act designating September 17th as…

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  • Open Phones
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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for comments on granting waivers to No Child Left Behind requirements. Jonathan Allen, participating by phone, gave an update on Representative Anthony Weiner, who was…

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  • Michele McNeil on Education Funding
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    Michele McNeil on Education Funding

    Michelle McNeil talked about the Education Department’s “Race to the Top” competition, federal education programs, and federal funding for local and state education through economic…

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  • Community College Benefits in Health Care Law
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    Community College Benefits in Health Care Law

    David Blaime talked about revisions to the federal student loan program included in the health care reconciliation bill. The bill gives community colleges $2 billion over the next four…

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  • US Education Policy
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    U.S. Education Policy

    Education Secretary Arne Duncan talked about U.S. education policy and Obama administration’s priorities for K-12 and higher education. The program took place at the National Archives, and Mr.…

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  • Student Loan Reform
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    Student Loan Reform

    Paul Basken talked about Congressional legislation designed to overhaul the government’s student loan system, and how the legislation is tied to the current health care bill. He also responded to…

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  • No Child Left Behind Act Reauthorization Part 1
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    No Child Left Behind Act Reauthorization, Part 1

    Education Secretary Arne Duncan testified about the Obama administration’s blueprint for overhauling the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, currently known as No Child Left Behind.…

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  • No Child Left Behind Act Reauthorization Part 2
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    No Child Left Behind Act Reauthorization, Part 2

    Education Secretary Arne Duncan testified about the Obama administration’s blueprint for overhauling the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, currently known as No Child Left Behind.…

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  • Education Secretary Arne Duncan Remarks
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    Education Secretary Arne Duncan Remarks

    Secretary Arne Duncan spoke about managing effective federal and state education programs. Among the topics he addressed were setting and raising common standards, teacher employment and…

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  • Federal Education Reform
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    Federal Education Reform

    The bipartisan National Conference of State Legislatures' Education Task Force, composed of state legislators from across the country, released its findings. The report was critical of…

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  • Fiscal Year 2011 Budget
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    Fiscal Year 2011 Budget

    Education Secretary Arne Duncan spoke to reporters about the release of the proposed fiscal year 2011 federal budget. The $51 billion proposal included increased spending on programs for…

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  • Obama Administration Proposal on Community Colleges
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    Obama Administration Proposal on Community Colleges

    Jamie Merisotis talked about President Obama’s announcement calling for $12 billion in additional funding to the nation’s community colleges, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic…

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  • Secretary Duncan on Education Economic Stimulus Funds
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    Secretary Duncan on Education Economic Stimulus Funds

    Education Secretary Arne Duncan spoke on education reform and how the Education Department would use economic stimulus funds. Among the topics he addressed were improving student…

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  • Education Department Spending of Stimulus Funds
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    Education Department Spending of Stimulus Funds

    Carmel Martin talked about how the Education Department plans to spend its share of the $787B in stimulus funds approved by Congress. She responded to telephone calls and electronic mail.…

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  • Education Spending in FY2010 Budget
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    Education Spending in FY2010 Budget

    Doug Lederman talked about the $47 billion allocated for education spending included in the budget proposal submitted by President Obama, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic…

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  • National Education Association Annual Meeting
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    National Education Association Annual Meeting

    The annual meeting of the National Education Association opened with a presentation of the meetings topic, “Redefining the Federal Role in K-12 Education.” Association officials answered…

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  • Pell Grants for K12
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    Pell Grants for K-12

    Jeanne Allen and Mark Egan debated the merits and controversies of a new Pell Grants proposal offered by President Bush in his State of the Union address. The $300 million dollar proposal…

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  • emFeds in the Classroomem
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    Feds in the Classroom

    Neal McCluskey talked about his book Feds in the Classroom: How Big Government Corrupts, Cripples and Compromises American Education, published by Rowman and Littlefield Publishers. In his book…

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