Archive for October 2017

    • State Oks $19m for new charter school

      (Calif.) Rocketship Education, one of the nation’s leading charter operating groups, won approval last week to issue $19 million in bonds to help pay for building a new campus in the East Bay.

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    • Plan to boost teacher salaries pays off in S.D. schools

      (S.D.) Teachers in South Dakota, traditionally among the lowest paid educators in the country, have finally received a raise thanks to a half-percent increase in the sales tax approved last year.

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    • Feds open pocketbook for charters

      (District of Columbia) Indiana officials want to expand an already robust ‘school choice’ program. In Texas, the plan is to replicate existing high-performing charter schools, and in New Mexico, charter operators and school districts will complete for grant funding in an effort to build 22 new charter schools over the next five years.

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    • Native American studies and English learner bills signed

      (Calif.) Under a pair of bills signed Monday by Gov. Jerry Brown, the California Department of Education is required to develop a model curriculum in Native American studies, while school administration will be required to inform parents of English learners of their child’s language development progress.

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    • Study calls on states to relax teacher credential reciprocity

      (Colo.) Eleven states have passed legislation simplifying the process for out-of-state teachers to receive in-state credentials since the beginning of 2016 in an effort to address teacher shortages, according to a report from the Education Commission of the States.

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    • Food stamps: a crucial support for low-income families

      (District of Columbia) At the nadir of the recession in 2013, more than 48 million Americans were receiving food stamps through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP.

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    • Teachers unions call on Brown to sign paid maternity leave bill

      (Calif.) Teacher union officials took to the Capitol steps on Wednesday, urging Gov. Jerry Brown to sign a bill that could guarantee six weeks of paid maternity leave for all K-12 and community college teachers and classified staff.

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    • Gov. signs bills to reduce child poverty and suspension rates

      (Calif.) State lawmakers are poised to establish a new taskforce that will work to develop strategies to reduce the high rate of child poverty in the state under a bill signed Monday by Gov. Jerry Brown.

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    • ESEA-IDEA Insider

      The ESEA-IDEA Insider is taking a break and will return the week of October the 16th. We apologize for any inconvenience and invite readers to utilize guidance currently available.

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    • Advocacy group questions teacher shortage

      (District of Columbia) The number of K-12 public school teachers in the U.S. jumped 13 percent since the end of the recession increasing the total to more than 3.8 million, according to a new report from the National Council on Teacher Quality.

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