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  • Every Student Succeeds Act

    • Monday, July 18, 2016
    • C100

    The federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed into law December 10, 2015, reauthorizing the 50-year-old Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and revising many provisions of what was known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB). The ESEA is the national education law the has a logstanding committment to equal opportunity for all students.  

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  • 2016 Legislative Summary

    • Tuesday, July 5, 2016
    • C100

    Following up to last week's wrap up, the Governor has now taken action on legislation and the numbers are starting to surface about the overall impact.  In all, the legislature has raised about $1.5B since the start of the year, some of it through permanent policy changes and some through a patchwork of bills that will sunset in the middle of 2018.

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  • Myths need to be stopped concerning our state budget

    • Wednesday, June 29, 2016
    • C100

    EDITOR'S NOTE: This column was written prior to Thurs-day's passage of the state budget that begins July 1. In response to state Rep. Alan Seabaugh's June 8 opinion column, I write to clarify that with regard to higher education, we are still several hundred million down from where we were eight years ago. 

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