Washington D.C. Update – June 12, 2020

Washington Update June 12, 2020As the nation continues to roil with protests against racial injustice, threats from the COVID-19 epidemic and a faltering economy, Congress tries to move along, trailing behind the public and seeming less and less relevant – polarized by politics and positioning [...]

Washington D.C. Update – June 12, 20202020-06-23T08:21:19+00:00

Washington D.C. Update – June 5, 2020

Dear Colleagues:This has been a traumatic week in our nation coming face to face with the rampant and violent racism we all must confront and change.   I am working on a blog to share about my thoughts and my actions, and that will come soon.  [...]

Washington D.C. Update – June 5, 20202020-06-08T13:02:30+00:00

Washington D.C. Update – May 22, 2020

Dear Colleagues: Happy Memorial Day Weekend!  I hope you have some sort of special activity in store for your weekend.  I’ll be having a socially distanced get together with friends on my back deck and enjoying every moment of it. Congress is on their Memorial Day [...]

Washington D.C. Update – May 22, 20202020-05-28T15:58:07+00:00

Washington D.C. Update – May 15, 2020

Dear Colleagues: Welcome to the Ides of May.  We remain in a swirl of uncertainty writ large, but in particular for education.  California State University – the largest system in the country -- this week announced the fall semester will be fully online; at the other [...]

Washington D.C. Update – May 15, 20202020-05-28T15:51:34+00:00

Washington D.C. Update – May 1, 2020

Dear Colleagues: I’ll be virtually celebrating the wedding that didn’t happen tomorrow with my son, his fiancé, family and friends.  It won’t be the same, and though we are all little overexposed to zoom, I am grateful that we have it as an option. Welcome to [...]

Washington D.C. Update – May 1, 20202020-05-06T10:28:41+00:00

Update on IDEA Waiver

Dear HECSE Members: As you will recall, the CARES Act requires Sec. DeVos to send a report to Congress with recommendations for waivers to IDEA and other federal education laws during the pandemic.  She delivered that report on Monday April 27.  You can read it here:  https://www2.ed.gov/documents/coronavirus/cares-waiver-report.pdf I [...]

Update on IDEA Waiver2020-04-29T10:31:01+00:00

Washington D.C. Update – April 24, 2020

Dear Colleagues:Thanks so much to all of you who reached out to me about my son and his fiancé’s COVID-19 infection. I’m pleased to report that they have gotten clearance to re-emerge and appear to be on the other side of their illnesses.  For now, [...]

Washington D.C. Update – April 24, 20202020-04-27T12:58:23+00:00

Washington D.C. Update – April 17, 2020

Dear Colleagues –It’s been a rough couple of weeks for me.  My son and his fiancé got coronavirus. Fortunately, it looks like they are coming out on the other side of it and for that I am most grateful. It’s a scary illness and my [...]

Washington D.C. Update – April 17, 20202020-04-19T13:58:06+00:00

Washington D.C. Update – April 3, 2020

Dear Colleagues – I hope you all are safe and sound and that your families and loved ones are as well.   New routines which involve trying to get groceries and the correct kind of anti-viral wipes are draining us all, not to mention the [...]

Washington D.C. Update – April 3, 20202020-04-16T18:22:12+00:00

Washington D.C. Update – March 27, 2020

Dear Colleagues – Like you, my heart is broken watching and hearing about the human tragedy which is COVID-19.  Staying at home and self-isolating does not feel like much of a contribution to the crisis, but I am working on believing that it is.  I [...]

Washington D.C. Update – March 27, 20202020-03-27T08:50:40+00:00
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