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Of children screened, more ready to start school

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 13:51
Categories: Education

Inside a Key Voting-Rights Precedent Affecting School Boards

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 22:04
The U.S. Supreme Court’s 2013 ruling in Shelby County, Ala. v. Holder gutted a portion of the 1956 Voting Rights Act, and the reverberations continue for school board and other local elections.
Categories: Education

Shift to Partisan School Board Elections Looms as Wild Card in North Carolina

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 21:32
The shift of more than a quarter of the state’s local school board races to partisan ones in recent years has some cheering it could increase voter transparency, while others warn it could shrink representation for minorities.
Categories: Education

A Quest to Give Minority Voters a Bigger Voice on School Boards

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 21:31
Across California, school districts are shifting from at-large elections to single-member districts make it easier for Latinos and other minority communities to elect candidates to local offices.
Categories: Education

GAO: Vouchers Leave Parents in Dark On Special Ed. Rights

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 21:30
States don't do enough to inform parents about the rights they lose when they enroll children in private schools using vouchers, the GAO finds.
Categories: Education

Hearing Puts Civil Rights, Special Education Nominees on Hot Seat

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 21:30
The Trump administration's picks to head up two key positions in the Department of Education face tough questions from Democrats on Capitol Hill.
Categories: Education

Tax Plan Poised to Change Deductions, Choice in K-12

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 21:29
Public education advocates lobby against GOP proposals with funding implications, while some school choice advocates celebrate elements that could boost private school options.
Categories: Education