Education - Funding, Issues, Reform
NCLB - No Child Left Behind
Overview of the No Child Left Behind Act, along with resources, analysis and news.
Pell Grants Defined & Updated
Description and current status of Pell Grants, including 2004 eligibility changes that caused 85,000 students to lose their grants and a million more students to have their grants greatly reduced.
The Center for Education Reform
This Washington, DC-based association was founded by Jeanne Allen, author of The School Reform Handbook: How to Improve Your Schools. Site provides overview of national reform efforts, specifically focusing on charter schools and school choice.
Center on Education Policy
Headquartered in Washington, DC, the non-partisan CEP is funded by charitable foundations such as The Atlantic Philanthropies, The Carnegie Corporation, The Hewlett Foundation, The Gates Foundation and Phi Delta Kappa International. The Center provides technical assistance to schools and publishes reports on topics such as No Child Left Behind and Standards-Based Education.
House Committee on Education & the Workforce
The US House of Representatives Committee on Education & the Workforce has five subcommittees and oversees education and workforce programs. The current committee was established 7 January 1997, although the first committee on the topic, the Committee on Education and Labor, was established in 1867. In the 108th Congress, the committee has 27 Republicans and 22 Democrats.
National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education
The non-partisan Center focuses on higher education and is funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts, The Atlantic Philanthropies, and The Ford Foundation. Headquartered in San Francisco, the Center focuses on policy : connecting public schools and higher ed, providing access to higher ed, evaluating learning in Americca's colleges and universities.
National Education Association
NEA represents 2.7 million educators, from pre-school through higher education. It was founded in 1857 "to elevate the character and advance the interests of the profession of teaching and to promote the cause of popular education in the United States." Information on No Child Left Behind, accountability in schools and vouchers.
Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions
The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions operates with four sub-committees (Education and Early Childhood Development, Bioterrorism and Public Health Preparedness, Employment and Workplace Safety, and Retirement Security and Aging). In the 109th Congress, there are 10 Republican and 9 Democrat committee members.
US Department of Education
The Department of Education ensures equal access to education and promotes educational excellence throughout the nation. It employs 4,500 and has a $71.5 billion budget. Find White House education initiatives, state information and contacts, performance data.