Wednesday, February 25, 2009
ELL, Federal Stimulus, and Technology Updates at February Panel for Educational Policy
Monday's Panel for Educational Policy meeting covered three topics. Presentations are available here:
English Language Learners Update
The ELL Performance Report for 2007-2008 is still not available although some statistics are provided here.
Federal Stimulus Bill
The DOE has looked closely at what funds will be available and intends to compete aggresively for discretionary funds, including the $650 million in "Innovation Funds". Given the apparent education priorities of the Obama administration, the focus for grants will likely include technology, testing, teacher merit pay and charter schools.