Legislative Update: Appropriations, SLDS Grants

House Labor-HHS-Education Mark Up Pushed to July

The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education had intended to mark up its FY13 appropriations bill this week. However, the markup has been postponed until after the July 4th recess.  We will keep you posted on the new date. In the meantime, please see last week’s blog post about the importance of contacting your Representative about the critical need to maintain Perkins funding. There is still time!

Latest Round of SLDS Grant Winners Announced

The Institute for Education Sciences recently announced the list of 24 states that were awarded the latest round of State Longitudinal Data Systems (SLDS) grants. The grants were awarded in three priority areas:

  1. The design, development, and implementation of a statewide, longitudinal kindergarten through grade 12 (K-12) data system;
  2. The development and linking of early childhood data with the State’s K-12 data system; or
  3. The development and linking of postsecondary and/or workforce data with the State’s K-12 data system.

Nine states received grants under Priority 1 (K-12); one state received a Priority 2 (early childhood) grant, and fourteen states were awarded Priority 3 (postsecondary/workforce) grants. The winners of the grants to link K-12 data with postsecondary and/or workforce data, which may be of most interest to you, are:

  • Alaska – $4.0 million
  • District of Columbia – $4.0 million
  • Hawaii – $3.4 million
  • Idaho – $3.1 million
  • Indiana – $4.0 million
  • Iowa – $3.7 million
  • Kentucky – $3.6 million
  • Maryland – $4.0 million
  • Montana – $4.0 million
  • Nevada – $4.0 million
  • New Jersey – $4.0 million
  • North Carolina – $3.6 million
  • North Dakota – $3.9 million
  • Rhode Island – $4.0 million

Nancy Conneely, Public Policy Manager

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