Archive for August 2017

    • The achievement gap: n-size and next steps

      Regardless of the educational goals emphasized in your state plan under the Every Student Achieves Act, narrowing the gaps in student performance between certain sub-groups and the general population will remain a crucial component of accountability.

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    • Charter based on indigenous SoCal culture risks solvency

      (Calif.) A highly-regarded charter school offering curriculum steeped in pre-Columbian California culture is once again teetering on financial insolvency, three years after surviving a similar crisis.

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    • July revenue bounce brings an optimistic start to 2017-18

      (Calif.) It may not be the billion dollar surge some are still expecting, but July’s revenue report scored a surprising spike of more than 3 percent above projections, or $188 million overall.

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    • More migrant students graduating college ready

      (Wash.) Fewer students in Washington need of remedial math or English instruction in college than did only a few years ago–with migrant students making some of the largest gains, according to the most recent state data.

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    • Efforts to boost postsecondary enrollment pay off in Tenn.

      (Tenn.) For the third year in a row, Tennessee high school seniors set a national record for the number of students filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid–a key indicator of how many students plan to enroll in college.

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    • Starting the year right–with FAPE & LRE

      With a new school year underway, program managers, teachers and parents need to assess institutional norms and daily practices to be sure that students with disabilities are receiving the supports detailed in their individual plans and are participating fully as guaranteed by law.

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    • Starting the year right–with FAPE & LRE

      With a new school year underway, program managers, teachers and parents need to assess institutional norms and daily practices to be sure that students with disabilities are receiving the supports detailed in their individual plans and are participating fully as guaranteed by law.

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    • 9th Circuit affirms schools’ protection from federal suits

      (Calif.) Although the 2013 adoption of the Local Control Funding Formula changed almost everything for schools, a recent court ruling found one thing the landmark legislation didn’t change are protections schools enjoy from some lawsuits provided by the 11th Amendment.

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    • Race for state schools chief another proxy between rivals

      (Calif.) After an exhaustive and costly fight over the office of state schools chief four years ago, supporters of the charter movement and those of traditional public schools appear poised to wage yet another knockdown, drag out political battle.

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