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  • Beyond the Politics of Testing: American students need help, not political posturing.

    As the Senate Health Education Labor and Pensions Committee continue the hearings debating reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) – currently known as No Child Left Behind – HCM Partner Terrell Halaska takes a look at the most polarizing aspect surrounding this issue: testing.  

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  • Test Case: Lawmakers Look to Revamp No Child Left Behind

    In a U.S. News article summarizing the recent Senate hearing aimed to harness the issues surrounding No Child Left Behind and put a bipartisan bill reauthorizing ESEA on the floor, HCM Partner Terrell Halaska asks, “Is it about improving outcomes or making it easier for adults to do jobs?  That’s a big distinction … that ... [more]

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  • Chasm Over ‘No Child Left Behind’

    HCM Partner Terrell Halaska weighs in on the first Senate hearing regarding re-authorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, better known as No Child Left Behind. 

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  • Fixing the On-Ramp to Higher Education

    On January 7th, 2015 members of the Senate introduced the Financial Aid Simplification and Transparency Act, or FAST Act, a plan to dramatically simplify applying for and receiving student financial aid.  This bill would eliminate the 10-page FAFSA (Free Application for Financial Student Aid) application students currently struggle to complete in exchange for a two-question form; it would also ... [more]

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  • FDA Virtual Town Hall – Patients Speak Up About Diabetes Care

    On November 3rd, 2014, a virtual town hall meeting was held at the FDA to discuss the unmet needs in diabetes care. This meeting marked the first time the entire diabetes community came together to have their voice be heard by the FDA. The video, found through the link below, is compiled of patients expressing ... [more]

  • University Innovation Alliance Launched

    On September 16, 2014, The University Innovation Alliance was officially launched. The launch, hosted at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, was attended by various institution leaders, students, policymakers, and media.  The University Innovation Alliance is a group of 11 institutions committed to sharing innovative practices to improve graduation rates. Alliance members will ... [more]

  • Founding Partner Kristin Conklin nominated for PWIA award

    Congratulations to Founding Partner, Kristin Conklin, on her nomination from the Professional Women in Advocacy (PWIA)  for “Excellence in a Federal Issue Campaign”! The award, announced on November 20th, celebrates “the effort wherein the advocate successfully impacted the outcome of a federal legislative or regulatory problem or opportunity on behalf of their cause, issue, client, ... [more]

  • USA Today Oped Praises Common Core Math Standards

    “Common Core math is not fuzzy; it’s smart”. That is the premise of an Oped in USA Today released on Monday praising the higher standards and quality assessments associated with the Common Core.  You can read it in full here. [more]