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  • National Student Financial Aid Profile Finds Dramatic Increase in Need

    As Congress debates reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, a national organization of financial aid professionals has issued its latest "National Student Aid Profile" to help policymakers understand what they're making decisions about.

  • AYP Gets the Boot in Every Child Achieves Act

    The potential successor to No Child Left Behind — the Every Child Achieves Act — passed in the United States Senate Thursday in a bipartisan vote of 81-17. This bill is a proposed replacement for the current version of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, which funds public education in this country.

  • Report Recommends Changes to Educator Preparation Programs

    All students, particularly those with disabilities, would benefit from stronger licensure standards for teachers and principals, identification of key skills for new teachers and more rigorous educator preparation programs, according to a new report from the University of Florida and the Council of Chief State School Officers.

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