The League and and coalition partners sent a letter to Senators urging them to consider a number of important principles as they vote on budget proposals.

The Gender Department of the University of La Havana (Catedra de la Mujer) organized the VIII International Conference "Women in the XXI Century" in La Habana between from May 16-19, 2011. The official opening took place on Monday, May 16 at 2:00 pm in the Aula Magna de la Universidad de la Habana; the work program took place in the Hotel Nacional.

A Massachusetts business leader expressed disappointment in Senator Brown of Massachusetts after his votes in the Senate “that will harm the clean energy engine of economic recovery.”

In two blog posts Climate Campaign Director, Pete Altman, discusses Senator Brown’s votes in the Senate and his reaction the League’s advocacy on the Clean Air Act.

In a letter to the editor, an Arlington, Massachusetts resident calls attention to Senator Scott Brown's support of limiting air pollution as a state Senator and his reversal on that position as a U.S. Senator.

In two blog posts Climate Campaign Director, Pete Altman, discusses Senator Brown’s votes in the Senate and his reaction the League’s advocacy on the Clean Air Act.

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Convention 2012

Convention 2012

June 8-12, 2012
Washington, DC

The registration fee will be $320. More information to be announced as it is available.

By Patricia O’Brien Libutti, PhD

On April 9, 1965, the 89th Congress voted on The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA, P.L. 89-10).The time from introduction to vote on this bill was only 87 days – a record time for legislation. ESEA was set in the center of President Lyndon Johnson’s War on Povertyand was influenced by the Civil Rights Act of 1964. ESEA provided, in a very short time, massive changes in the ways students who differed from the norm by reason of disadvantage would be treated.

Students who move from one part of the United States to another during their K-12 school careers are likely to encounter substantial variations in requirements for graduation. The Common Core Standards Initiative (CCSI, 2010) stated: “We need standards to ensure that all students, no matter where they live, are prepared for success in postsecondary education and the workforce. Common standards will help ensure that students are receiving a high quality education consistently, from school to school and state to state.

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April 29, 2011
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President MacNamara Statement on Massachusetts TV Ad

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