There are two hearings of interest coming up this week that are of interest. The Wednesday Senate hearing on the impact of sequestration is important because the pending January 2, 2013 sequestration will cut on average 9% from the Title I funding school districts are getting - about one-half the districts say that they have no information on the pending sequestration. The Tuesday hearing is on alternative teacher certification a hot issue in the Congress.
Sequestration: Wednesday, July 25th at 10 AM. The Senate Subcommittee on Appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services and Education will be holding a hearing on the impact of sequestration on education. This hearing was requested by the Committee for Education Funding in a letter to the chairman early this month.
The hearing will have the following witnesses:
The Honorable Arne Duncan
Secretary United States Department of Education
State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Raleigh, North Carolina
Randolph Field Independent School District
University City, Texas
Neal P. McCluskey
Center for Educational Freedom
The Cato Institute
President and CEO
The Campagna Center
Alternative Teacher Certification: On Tuesday, July 24th at 10:00 AM, the House Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education will be holding a hearing:
"Education Reforms: Discussing the Value of Alternative Teacher Certification Programs"
The hearing is scheduled at 10:00 a.m. in room 2175 Rayburn H.O.B.
**View a Live Webcast of the Hearing**
Ms. Jennifer Mulhern
Vice President for New Teacher Effectiveness
Ms. Maura O. Banta
Director of Citizenship Initiatives in Education
Ms. Cynthia G. Brown
Vice President for Education Policy
Center for American Progress
Mr. Seth Andrew
Founder and Superintendent
Democracy Prep Public Schools
New York, NY