UNITING AND INFLUENCING THE P-20 EDUCATIONAL COMMUNITY
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 11, 2019
Today, the Trump Administration released its proposed fiscal year 2020 federal budget, which calls for significant cuts to funding for the U.S. Department of Education. The budget proposes, for the third consecutive year, the complete elimination of Title II and 21st Century Community Learning Centers, as well as the Title IV program.
"The proposed FY20 budget shows a blatant disregard for educators, students, and the programs that support them," ASCD Interim Executive Director and CEO Ronn Nozoe said. "The proposal to eliminate funding for after-school activities and for professional development for teachers and principals compounds the issues educators face, and it will remove necessary supports for educators and students. The administration's ongoing efforts to eliminate these programs demonstrates a lack of commitment to our education system."
The proposed budget would eliminate all of the $2.1 billion in funding for Title II, which aids states and districts in recruiting, training, and retaining effective educators, and the entire $1.1 billion for 21st Century Community Learning Centers, which funds after-school and extended-learning programs for students. It would also eliminate $1.2 billion for the Title IV ESSA program that supports a well-rounded education. The budget maintains funding for Title I and IDEA, which covers special education, and proposes to raise $5 billion a year for state-based scholarship funds aimed at "school choice."
Read the full 2020 federal budget proposal<https://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/presidents-budget-expands-education-freedom-supports-teachers-protects-vulnerable-students>. ASCD will release its legislative agenda for 2019 on March 17.
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We love educators and our educational community! That's why we have developed this section dedicated to thanking those educators in our lives who truly inspire and strive to encourage all of us to achieve our best, no matter our individual goals. Without further ado, a well deserved Thank You to these incredible people:
President CO ASCD
Thank you for your countless dedication to all things.
Nominated by: E. Burnette
makes a difference in education in Colorado
Amy Morgan has been teaching at Discovery Canyon Campus since 2007. She has become one of the elementary schools most respected and admired teachers by both colleagues and families alike. Her dedication to both her students and her profession is apparent every day through her relationships, thoughtfulness, and community involvement. Mrs. Morgan has had a personal impact on more than 400 students through both her classroom instruction and the various clubs and extra curricular activities she has advised. I would like to thank Amy Morgan for sharing her time, talents and passions with me throughout the years.
“Thank you for investing your time, sharing your talents, and making a difference.”
Nominated by Autumn Cave-Crosby
ASCD Board Member
Thank you for your wonderful insight and drive.
Nominated by: J. Lewis
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Nominations are needed for Giving Thanks: COASCD's Thank You Educator Recognition Segment. Any educator (active/retired) in Colorado can nominate an educator for a CO ASCD thank you. Entries should include the educator’s name, grade level (if applicable) and school/organization (or contact information), as well as the nominator's name, school/organization and grade level (if applicable), email address and phone number. Please include a written description and explanation of why the nominee made/makes a difference in education in Colorado. In addition to a written description and explanation please enclose a thank you sentence to be displayed in the giving thanks section. Nominations can be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org Submissions for Giving Thanks are ongoing. Please submit at anytime. Submissions will be posted in the order received.
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by Jessica Johnson, Shira Leibowitz and Kathy Perret
In The Coach Approach to School Leadership, Jessica Johnson, Shira Leibowitz, and Kathy Perret address a dilemma faced by many principals: how to function as learning leaders while fulfilling their evaluative and management duties. The answer? Incorporating instructional coaching techniques as an integral part of serious school improvement.
by Suzy Pepper Rollins
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