Author Archives: Thompson Education

The Perils of Cut and Paste

Speaking Wednesday at the annual Brustein & Manasevit spring grants forum in D.C., OMB official Gil Tran illustrated the perils of developing guidance by merging documents.

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OMB vs. The Auditors

In the world of grants management, the Office of Management and Budget is an undoubted heavyweight, but the renowned “tag team” of federal auditors is no pushover.

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The Little Lost Budget

(The following post ran in Thompson’s education blog, Title 1-derland.) Oh, where, oh where, can it be?

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Please, OMB, Put Me Out of Business

(The following post was published on Thompson’s education blog, Title 1-derland.) I think the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is missing a good chance to put me out of business.

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ED Issues New Flexibility Guidance on Time-and-Effort Reporting

(This guest blog was written by the staff of Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC and ran in Thompson’s education blog Title 1-derland.) At the annual meeting of the Association of Education Federal Financial Administrators (AEFFA) last October in Charleston, Kay Rigling…

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Charter Oversight: Managing From Behind a Curtain

(This guest post was written by Nancy Connor and originally appeared on Thompson’s education blog, Title I-Derland.) Charter schools represent a growing concern to me because all of our 30+ charter schools are considered to be public schools under the umbrella of my…

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It’s All About the Beans

(This post was written by Chuck Edwards managing editor of Thompson Publishing Group’s federal education publications) In the wake of a 2011 presidential mandate to reduce administrative burden associated with grants, there has been a flurry of initiatives (see here…

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Health Care in the Dock: What’s at Stake for Education?

(This post was written by guest blogger Julia Martin, legislative director of the Brustein & Manasevit law firm.) The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on the constitutionality of the 2009 health care law will have wide-ranging effects on health care policy…

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The Long and Winding Road…To the New York ‘Reading First’ Decision

(This post originally appeared on Title I-Derland, Thompson’s blog on federal K-12 education, and was written by Chuck Edwards, senior executive director for Thompson’s education products.) One of the things that immediately jumps out on reading the recent Reading First…

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Paper Beats Rock AND Scissors: More on the New York ‘Reading First’ Decision

(This post originally appeared on Title I-Derland, Thompson’s blog on federal K-12 education, and was written by Chuck Edwards, senior executive director for Thompson’s education products.)

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