Archives for February 2011

News-in-Brief – February 2011

President Calls for Education Investments in State of the Union In the 2011 State of the Union address, President Obama called for a “Sputnik” moment in education reform and innovation. The president reiterated his strong commitment to a federal investment in education, despite a critical need to cut spending and reduce the deficit. Meanwhile, as the FY 2012 budget process gets underway, deep cuts in domestic spending seem inevitable (See related article). So what impact with this have on federal education policy, and particularly the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA, currently known as No Child Left… Read More »