Change Is In The Air – But Beware

The Federal government is revising its educational grant funding priorities. These changes will make it easier for private and charter school entities to receive education dollars while our nation’s public schools falter under mandated NCLB/RTTT common core rules, regulations, and procedures.

It is incumbent upon all who are concerned with the direction of education to become aware of and involved in the expenditure of public funds to support the profits of private entities that drain valuable resources from public schools.

According to the Federal Register, the Secretary’s Proposed Supplemental Priorities and Definitions for Discretionary Grant Programs is being revised:
“To support a comprehensive education agenda, the Secretary proposes 15 priorities and related definitions for use in discretionary grant programs. . . These priorities reflect the lessons learned from implementing discretionary grant programs, as well as our current policy objectives, and emerging needs in education.

This document has a comment period that ends in 30 days (07/24/2014) Submit your comments through the Federal eRulemaking Portal or via postal mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery. Go to http://www.regulations.gov to submit your comments electronically.

Proposed Priority 1—Improving Early Learning and Development Outcomes:
This proposed priority aims to support projects that will provide all children with a high-quality foundation that will prepare them for success in school and in life.

Proposed Priority 2—Influencing the Development of Non-Cognitive Factors:
With this proposed priority, the Department intends to support projects that develop and strengthen students’ mastery of non-cognitive skills and behaviors so that they develop and attain the skills necessary for success in school, career, and life.

Proposed Priority 3—Promoting Personalized Learning:
This proposed priority aims to support projects that use personalized learning to prepare students to master the content and skills required for college- and career-readiness.

Proposed Priority 4—Improving Academic Outcomes for High-Need Students:
In addition to including an expanded set of student subgroups, we are also revising this priority to support projects that are designed to improve academic outcomes or learning environments.

Proposed Priority 5—Increasing Postsecondary Access, Affordability, and Completion:
We are revising the priority to focus specifically on access, affordability, and completion of postsecondary education, including career and technical education, to further support the President’s goal.

Tomorrow, priorities 6-10.

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