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Studying squirrels, running for Congress and Trump's proposed budget cuts: What's new in education today 29.3.2017 LA Times: Commentary
Essential Education: USC professors push for more protections for foreign and DACA students March 29, 2017, 5 a.m. Welcome to Essential Education, our daily look at education in California and beyond. Here's the latest:A group of USC faculty members sent a letter to the school's leaders outlining...
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Maryland Showdown on Testing, Charters, and the Direction of Public Schools 29.3.2017 American Prospect
AP Photo/Patrick Semansky Maryland Governor Larry Hogan delivers his annual State of the State address to a joint session of the legislature in Annapolis, Wednesday, February 1, 2017.  Politicians and policy experts have long debated how and whether to hold schools accountable for what students learn. For 13 years under the controversial Bush-era No Child Left Behind Act (NCLA), the federal government required states to identify schools that were failing by the metric of standardized test scores, and dictated how schools should intervene. Critics said the law amounted to untenable and unacceptable levels of federal overreach, and ultimately did little to close academic achievement gaps. Defenders say the law, while imperfect, led to small yet significant gains in student achievement, particularly for black, Hispanic, and low-income children. At the end of 2015, Congress passed NCLB’s successor, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which limits the federal government’s role in shaping school ...
Parents to 'world school' their two daughters for a year — with a flexible travel schedule and a broad curriculum 28.3.2017 Washington Post
Parents to 'world school' their two daughters for a year — with a flexible travel schedule and a broad curriculum
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Charter schools in Colorado are growing in number and influence 25 years after they took hold 25.3.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
Charter schools are now firmly rooted in the state's school landscape and growing faster than ever, as are the number of vocal supporters and detractors at all levels of the state's education system.
Teachers' nursing rights, assault allegations at Berkeley and Jordan Peele's inspiration: What's new in education today 24.3.2017 LA Times: Commentary
Essential Education: Lawsuit brings fresh scrutiny to UC Berkeley's handling of assault allegations March 23, 2017, 2:08 p.m. Welcome to Essential Education, our daily look at education in California and beyond. Here's the latest:A former UC Berkeley student and researcher filed a lawsuit alleging...
DeVos speaks on Rockville High rape before visiting Md. elementary school 23.3.2017 Washington Post: Politics
Education secretary is headed to Carderock Springs Elementary this morning with Gov. Larry Hogan for an event to promote reading.
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Is your school worth one star or five? D.C. officials approve new rating system. 23.3.2017 Washington Post
Is your school worth one star or five? D.C. officials approve new rating system.
Gov. Herbert touts work-related school programs in Utah 22.3.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Gov. Gary Herbert wants Utah to continue improving its school system — and he said Tuesday pairing education and the private sector furthers that goal. Herbert on Tuesday announced that $2.1 million in grants would be available to “develop and enhance programs to meet industry needs, build career pathway programs and provide work-based learning opportunities,” according to a news release. “All our sectors are growing and we have an opportunity to bring together these sectors and education,” Herb...
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School ratings should rate what’s important, not just what’s easy to calculate 22.3.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
School ratings should rate what’s important, not just what’s easy to calculate
Under performing colleges/universities may be shut or merged 19.3.2017 Education – The Indian Express
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Education Budget Cuts, Student Aid Problems And More 18.3.2017 NPR News
Trump's proposed 13 percent budget cut is the top education story of the week. Also: What's happening with student aid.
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New proposals for tightening regulation of charter schools 17.3.2017 LA Times: Commentary
Essential Education: California schools stand to lose money from Trump's budget proposal March 16, 2017, 4:16 p.m. Welcome to Essential Education, our daily look at education in California and beyond. Here's the latest:President Donald Trump's budget proposal would slash some federal education...
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What would be in store for California schools under Trump's proposed education cuts 17.3.2017 LA Times: Commentary
Essential Education: Getting under the Dashboard March 16, 2017, 4:16 p.m. Welcome to Essential Education, our daily look at education in California and beyond. Here's the latest:The California School Dashboard launched yesterday, but a Times analysis shows how the system grades academics on a...
Trump would slash education budget ... but pour $1.4 billion into privatization 16.3.2017 Daily Kos
Education would suffer deep cuts under Donald Trump’s budget—a total of $9.2 billion, equal to 13.5 percent of the Education Department’s budget. That would include cuts to programs that help disadvantaged students prepare for college, cuts to after-school and summer programs, and cuts to teacher preparation and training. But one thing isn’t just dodging the cuts, it’s getting a big pile of extra money. No surprise, it’s a terrible idea: Along with the cuts, among the steepest the agency has ever sustained, the administration is also proposing to shift $1.4 billion toward one of President Trump’s key priorities: Expanding charter schools, private-school vouchers and other alternatives to traditional public schools. His $59 billion education budget for 2018 would include an unprecedented federal investment in such “school choice” initiatives, signaling a push to reshape K-12 education in America. The president is proposing a $168 million increase for charter schools — 50 percent above the current level — ...
Trump's Budget Blueprint Pinches Pennies For Education 16.3.2017 NPR News
The proposal from the White House calls for a $1.4 billion increase in funding for school choice; a total of $9 billion in cuts.
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For-Profit Colleges Gain Beachhead in Trump Administration 16.3.2017 Truthout.com
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference, at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland, February 23, 2017. (Photo: Al Drago / The New York Times) Until June 2016, Taylor Hansen lobbied for the largest trade group of for-profit colleges. At the forefront of its agenda : eliminating a rule known as "gainful employment," which can take away federal funding from for-profit colleges if their graduates fail to earn enough to repay student loans. Last week, that goal started to become a reality. The US Department of Education delayed the deadline for colleges to comply with certain provisions of gainful employment, saying it plans to review the rule. By then, Hansen was watching from the inside, benefiting from the Trump administration's ethics policies that allow former lobbyists to work for agencies they have recently tried to influence. He told ProPublica that, about a month ago, the Trump administration hired him to join the ...
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The Daily 202: With Obamacare repeal, House Budget Committee chair seeks to accomplish what she ran on 16.3.2017 Washington Post: Politics
Diane Black’s background underscores why GOP leaders are so driven to pass an imperfect bill
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Try This One Trick To Improve Student Outcomes 16.3.2017 NPR News
Richard Kahlenberg of The Century Foundation argues that it's time to take a closer look at integration.
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What the budget would mean for each agency 16.3.2017 Washington Post
A graphical presentation illustrates the depths of the president’s proposed budget cuts to a wide swath of federal departments and agencies. Take a detailed look at the impact on each department.
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At the L.A. school board: a celebrity appearance, grim budget projection, expanded student wellness 15.3.2017 LA Times: Commentary
Essential Education: New school rating tool launches March 15, 2017, 6 a.m. Welcome to Essential Education, our daily look at education in California and beyond. Here's the latest:Say hello to the California School Dashboard.L.A. Unified's chief financial officer warned the district about a looming...
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