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ESSA, School Choice Firing Up State Legislatures

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 21:24
Spurred on by new flexibility under the Every Student Succeeds Act and by revenue shortfalls, state legislators scrap over who should be in charge of education policy and how to better spend K-12 dollars, among other issues.
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Hurdles Remain for California's K-12 Funding Formula

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 21:22
Local officials welcome the new money and flexibility the formula has shifted to districts since 2013, but a new study finds it's still a work in progress.
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2017 Budget Deal Defers Fierce Fights Over K-12 Funding

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 21:20
The agreement boosts federal aid for Title I and special education through September, but K-12 cuts could loom for fiscal 2018 to pave the way for defense increases.
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Oregon GEAR UP Links Rural Students to Private Colleges

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 21:19
The hope is that the smaller schools will be less intimidating and more nurturing than big state universities.
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Do Parents See Math as 'Less Useful' Than Reading?

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 21:16
New data suggests parents of young children could be doing more to prepare their offspring to master math.
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We Aren't Doing Enough to Teach Girls About Sex (Q&A)

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 21:08
Abstinence-only "garbage" fails to prepare kids for positive sexual encounters and relationships, says Peggy Orenstein in a Commentary Q&A.
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Can Teacher Residencies Help With Shortages?

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 21:07
Studies suggest the programs, though few in number, can help retain novice teachers and bring more teachers of color into classrooms.
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Record U.S. Graduation Rate Not Seen as Inflated

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 20:59
A report finds that a record 83.2 percent of students are finishing high school on time and that the gains may be real.
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Obama-Era Nutrition Standards Loosened for School Meals

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 20:57
The USDA relaxed nutrition standards for school lunches, but the changes fall short of the aggressive scale-back that some conservative members of congress have pushed for in recent years.
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Ohio schools could lose millions in Medicaid cuts

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 12:44
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