Education Department: English language learner clearinghouse to be revamped
from Education Week
In the long and gripping saga of the National Clearinghouse for English-Language Acquisition, we may finally have an ending. And it's the same one we saw a year ago. The U.S. Department of Education has chosen Leed Management Consulting, a small Silver Spring, Md., company, to become the new manager of its $2 million contract for the clearinghouse better known as NCELA. Leed was the Education Department's first choice a year ago. But the contract was withdrawn after formal protests with the federal Small Business Administration and the Government Accountability Office prompted the department to take "corrective action" and review the procurement process that led up to the award being issued to Leed.
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