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Influential Report Explores College Prep Funding Fixes
A recent Brookings Institution event focused on improving higher education outcomes for low-income students and provided insights on improving efforts at the K-12 andhigher education levels. Brookings' Ron Haskins says the Obama administration and the previous Bush White House made important chan...
posted 5/14/13 12:25 PM read complete story
New ‘Promise’ Awards Uncertain
An official at the Office on Innovation & Improvement (DoEd) tells FAM a decision on new Promise Neighborhoods awards remains very much up in the air. Right now, the official, who asked to remain anonymous, says a solicitation for new awards likely won't happen, based on the initial review of...
posted 4/29/13 09:53 AM read complete story
Official Provides Details on Technology Funding
An official at the Office of Special Education Programs (DoEd) tells us the Steppingstones of Technology Innovation for Students with Disabilities Program (CFDA Number: 84.8327A) is being phased out and replaced by the $3 million Stepping-UpTechnology Implementation Program (CFDA Number: 84.327S). ...
posted 4/23/13 12:38 PM read complete story
Agency Serious About New Child Care Awards
An Office of Postsecondary Education (DoEd) official assures FAM new awards will be made under the upcoming FY 2013 solicitation for its Child Care Access Means Parents in School Program (CFDA Number: 84.335). OPE's Antoinette Clark tells us the agency expects to make 100 new awards, in addition to...
posted 4/18/13 09:58 AM read complete story
Reader Benefit: HRSA Research Uncovers Good News
After CD Publication's recent free audio, "How to Find New K-12 Funding Sources inUncertain Times," Shawna Erickson, grant officer of Regis C colleges in Weston, MA, asked about the fate of four funding programs at the Health & Human Resources Admin. (HHS). The programs are: (1) Nurse...
posted 4/12/13 07:56 AM read complete story
Analysis: Latest CR Spares OVW, Some Programs Will See Increases
Domestic violence programs will be spared the sequestration cuts, and some will even see increases, under the Senate-passed version of the FY 2013 continuing resolution (HR 933). The full Senate approves the measure 73-26 on March 20, with the House expected to quickly pass the bill and send i...
posted 3/22/13 10:06 AM read complete story
Republicans Praise Chair’s Efforts
Republicans are putting much stock in the ability of Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), the new Senate Appropriations Committee chair, to reach a bipartisan FY 2013 budget measure – one which both parties can accept. FAM has reported (http://www.cdpublications.com/fam/11205) that Mikulski is working clo...
posted 3/11/13 07:48 AM read complete story
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