Jun 18, 2018
In a hearing before the House Committee on Education and the Workforce this week, lawmakers heard testimony about the place of charter schools in local public school systems.  Some witnesses highlighted the ability of charter schools to inc...
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Jun 11, 2018
The House of Representatives voted late Thursday night to pass a proposal that would rescind almost $15 billion in federal funding.  The Spending Cuts to Expired and Unnecessary Programs Act (H.R. 3) was based on a request sent to Congress ...
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May 29, 2018
On Thursday the U.S. Department of Education (ED) issued guidance to school districts warning them to take steps to protect students’ personal information.  The guidance is based largely on the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FER...
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May 29, 2018
Dear Colleagues,   Needs assessment processes, which are required by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), can help local stakeholders and system leaders understand how the pieces of a complex educational system interact. Whether that sy...
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May 22, 2018
Dear Colleague:   This spring, the U.S. Department of Education (Department) announced a new pilot to afford local educational agencies (LEAs) flexibility to create equitable, student-centered funding systems. The purpose of thi...
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May 22, 2018
The White House issued its 2018 Compliance Supplement today.  The 2018 version only updated certain sections of the 2017 supplement which officials determined were in need of “significant revision.”  Sections from the 2017 supplement withou...
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May 17, 2018
The House of Representatives will vote on legislation this week would could impact the number of subsidized meals served in schools and, in turn, their allocations.  The legislation, a massive periodic overhaul of a number of programs admin...
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Apr 30, 2018
ED Changes Rules on "Evidence-Based" In a notice published in the Federal Register today, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) issued a new rule which amends the definition of “evidence-based” within the Elementary and Secondary Educatio...
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