Archive for December 2016

    • Happy Holidays from Cabinet Report

      (Calif.) With many schools closing for the holidays and many of our readers taking time off, we will also be taking a brief respite to recharge and begin planning for 2017. Thank you all for supporting our efforts, and we hope you have a wonderful holiday season. Cabinet Report will suspend operations beginning Dec. 19 and resume on Jan. 3. See you in the New Year!

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    • State looks to distribute big absenteeism grant this year

      UPDATED (Calif.) State officials charged with allocating $29 million in grant money aimed largely at reducing chronic absenteeism are hopeful about getting most of that money awarded this fiscal year with an application process starting perhaps in March.

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    • Parents say kids neither college nor career ready

      (N.Y.) Low-income and minority families do not believe their children are graduating from high school prepared for the rigor of college-level work, according to a new survey.

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    • States push forward with new accountability measures

      (Okla.) Like many states, education officials in Oklahoma want to use chronic absenteeism as one of their five indicators for measuring school success.

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    • Making Native American history a core subject

      (Wyo.) Lawmakers are gearing up to establish a mandatory statewide curriculum for Native American history and culture in Wyoming as part of a long-term priority of teaching a more accurate state history.

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    • Adequacy of school funding–an issue for another year?

      (Calif.) With the state’s fiscal outlook as good as it has been perhaps in a decade, and now with Democrats holding a supermajority in both houses of the Legislature, some within the education community might have thought a conversation over the adequacy of school funding would finally happen.

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    • STEM grants funding environmental projects

      (Miss.) Science and engineering teachers throughout coastal Mississippi are receiving money to help fund meaningful lessons and provide resources on environmental health and sustainability.

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    • Additional behavior support needed during holiday season

      For students who are still developing executive functions and impulse control, this time of year can be particularly challenging when it comes to conforming to behavioral expectations.

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    • Tornado shelters in Texas schools tabled amid talks of cost

      (Texas) Winds up to 210 mph bombarded an elementary school in Oklahoma in 2013, killing seven students. Two years later, winds of 165 mph dismantled a Texas elementary school.

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    • If Trump truly supports choice he’ll leave well enough alone

      There can be little question that Donald Trump has been one of the least predictable candidates ever to attain a high office–not to mention the presidency–and to a certain extent, his attainment was assisted by his very unpredictability. In that regard, Speaker Paul Ryan said just last Sunday on 60 Minutes, “He’s going to be an unconventional president.”

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