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Policy Update: RESPECT Program

Ben Riley is back with another policy update from the Hill. This week Ben provides an overview of the RESPECT Program, a $5 billion proposal from the Obama Administration aimed at improving…


Policy Update: SOPA & Education

What does the recent controversy over SOPA have to do with education and education policymaking? More than you might think! Here's the latest policy update from NewSchools Policy Director Ben…


Educreations Policy Update

NewSchools Policy Director Ben Riley provides a great overview of two new education bills that were introduced last Friday, January 6 in the House Education and Workforce Committee. In his…


The Latest GREAT News

The ayes have it! Last Thursday, the Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee approved Senator Michael Bennet’s GREAT Amendment to the omnibus ESEA reauthorization bill by voice vote. (For…