Tag Archives: ED

Educational Initiatives Launched To Help Benefit the Hispanic Community

This is a special time of year for the Hispanic community as the nation observes National Hispanic Heritage Month from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. Several federal agencies, led by the White House, have launched initiatives to bolster this segment…

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ED Awards More Than $50M in Grants to Tribal Colleges, Universities

It’s early September and for most students across the country, that means it’s back to school time, not only for K-12 students, but those in higher education as well. With the help of some new federal grant funds, many tribal…

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Sneak Preview: Emphasis on Procurement Accountability Greater Now

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) The procurement of goods and services with federal funds is a major challenge for recipients and a growing concern for auditors, as grant recipients struggle to…

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Sneak Preview: Funding Continuation Issues Hinder Promise Program

(The following was excerpted from an article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) The Government Accountability Office is urging the Department of Education to clearly explain to those recipients who received planning grants under the Promise Neighborhood program that they…

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Sneak Preview: Monitoring Upgrades Urged for Iowa ED Programs

(The following was excerpted from an article in the Single Audit Information Service.) The Iowa Department of Education is planning steps to better oversee school districts receiving grants in the Shared Visions Preschool Programs and the Early Elementary Innovative Grants…

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Sneak Peek: ED Aims To Convey SFSF Monitoring Results Better

(This post is based on an upcoming article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) The Department of Education plans to tell states that received State Fiscal Stabilization Fund dollars under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act about program monitoring results sooner.

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Educlichés

(This list was originally posted by Andrew Brownstein, one of Thompson’s federal education policy editors, and recently appeared on Title I-Derland, Thompson’s blog on federal K-12 policy.) Listening [earlier this month] to U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan repeat, for possibly…

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Star-Studded ED Commission Takes on the Behemoth of Inequity

(This post was written by guest blogger Andrew Brownstein, one of Thompson’s federal education policy editors.) The chief federal mechanism to deal with inequity across public schools is called comparability. This requirement that school districts give Title I schools state…

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