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House To Mark Up Higher Education Bills | Politico

July 10, 2014

With help from Maggie Severns, Stephanie Simon and Seth Zweifler

The House Education and the Workforce Committee will mark up a series of three higher education bills today as part of its effort to reauthorize the Higher Education Act. The mark up will take place at 10 a.m. in Rayburn House Office Building. The three bills target different areas of higher education policy.

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House Plans To Pass WIOA Today | Politico

July 9, 2014

With help from Brooks Boliek, Maggie Severns and Seth Zweifler.

The House is expected to take up the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act today. A refresher: The bill would streamline federal workforce programs and overhaul the job training system for young people with disabilities. It’s expected to move fast on the House floor under suspension of the rules, with only 40 minutes of debate and no amendments. The bill passed the Senate in June, and is expected to be signed into law by President Barack Obama.

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Behind the Downfall of Corinthian Colleges, Inc. | Politico

July 8, 2014

"Maggie Severns writes: 'Corinthian Colleges, Inc. already had been struggling in recent years: The company's stock price slumped along with enrollment. Allegations of poor business practices have spurred investigations from several federal agencies and more than a dozen states. But when the U.S.

Programs:

Taking On Teacher Equity | Politico

  • By
  • Maggie Severns,
  • New America Foundation
July 7, 2014 |
Today, the Obama administration is asking states to create plans ensuring that all students have access to effective teachers — and it will publish profiles of all states that will include information about where children from minority and low-income families aren't getting their fair share of these teachers this fall. Education Secretary Arne Duncan is writing to state education chiefs asking them to revisit plans first created in 2006, required by Title I of NCLB. But with no updates to the law, states haven’t had to touch their plans.

Early Language Lessons to Close the New Achievement Gap

  • By
  • Maggie Severns,
  • New America Foundation
April 29, 2013 |

New Brief: Reforming Head Start

December 11, 2012
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As we've noted many times on Early Ed Watch, Head Start, the federal government's pre-K program, is at a crossroads. 

In the midst of budget threats and an ongoing debate over whether Head Start creates lasting academic gains in children, Head Start has embarked on its largest reforms in decades to improve the quality of its grantees. The reform process, called “re-competition,” forces Head Start providers that are found during audits to be low-quality to compete with other agencies in the same geographic area for future Head Start grants. 

Reforming Head Start

  • By
  • Maggie Severns,
  • New America Foundation
December 11, 2012

As research continues to highlight the benefits of early childhood education, the Obama administration’s reforms to Head Start are shaking up the 45-year-old preschool program for children in poverty. This issue brief explains why some Head Start programs are competing for funding for the first time, how quality teaching is emphasized in future grant awards, and what to watch for in 2013.

Education Watch Podcast: What Makes a Toy Educational?

November 27, 2012

In honor of holiday shopping, Lisa Guernsey of New America and Claire Green of Parents' Choice discuss children's toys. Laura Bornfreund of New America reviews new data on how many children are held back in school. Maggie Severns hosts.

Podcast: What Makes a Toy Educational?

November 27, 2012
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Why are so many toys today labeled "educational"? How could parents be more empowered to size up toys and choose the ones that will be best for their children's play and learning? In honor of holiday shopping, Early Education Initiative Director Lisa Guernsey and Claire Green, President of Parents' Choice, discuss trends in children's toys.

Map: Election Results from PreK-12 Races Across the Country

November 14, 2012

There was a lot of education-related activity in the states this election season, from a ballot initiative in San Antonio that will raise the sales tax to help pay for pre-K, to the race for Indiana superintendent, where controversial incumbent Tony Bennett lost to challenger Glenda Ritz, who reportedly got more votes in the race than Governor Pence did.

We put together this interactive map to help readers peruse some state-by-state results of key races that will affect early education in the states in coming years. Scroll over states to find out more about who ran, who won and where there could be big policy changes afoot.

State-by-State Results of Key Early Ed-Related Races and Ballot Initiatives

A special thanks to Megan Carolan of NIEER, who contributed research to this map.

Update: The Washington gubernatorial election was called for Inslee (D). Voters in Washington state also approved Initiative 1240 to allow charter schools.

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