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House of Representatives Page Program Coming to an End
posted by: Cindy Omlin | August 09, 2011, 12:19 pm   

The House Page Program, a beloved and historical Washington institution is coming to an end. In a statement released yesterday by House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) it was announced that the 200-year-old program that employs approximately 70 high school students to serve as messengers around the Capitol complex will end August 31.
Secretary Duncan Takes Action on NCLB
posted by: Cindy Omlin | August 08, 2011, 03:14 pm   

With the new school year fast approaching and the President Obama-backed deadline to overhaul No Child Left Behind expiring, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced plans today to issue accountability waivers to individual states in exchange for reforms. While the waiver plan has loomed over legislators in Congress all summer, the debt-ceiling fiasco took precedence over any meaningful progress on education. Now that legislators are home for August recess, it's clear that a congressional solution is at least months away.
The Debt Deal and Education Spending
posted by: Cindy Omlin | August 04, 2011, 03:07 pm   

The debt ceiling debate has played out like a soap opera all summer long with the U.S. credit score hanging in the balance. After intense debate and uproar, emergency bipartisan legislation was enacted on Tuesday, mere hours before we were to hit a cap on our borrowing. With the reported apocalyptic economic downfall behind us, education stakeholders are now evaluating the new budget cap and its inevitable impact on federal K-12 spending.
Alternative Teacher Certification on the Rise
posted by: Cindy Omlin | August 03, 2011, 02:22 pm   

According to a new survey issued by the National Center for Education Information, programs that offer non-traditional paths toward a career in teaching, otherwise known as "alternative certification," are on the rise nationwide. In a climate where education advocates are calling for a new and highly effective teacher workforce, this survey is positive news for proponents of the growing and diverse alternative certification movement.
Google It!
posted by: Cindy Omlin | August 03, 2011, 12:54 pm   


Let's discuss Google products today. It really can't be ignored; think about it. When searching on the internet how often is this phrase heard, "I don't know, Google it." It became a genericized trademark in less than ten years. The products are quality and it's all free.
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