Politics & Education

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  • CA, like others, waiting for more from feds on ESSA plans

    (Calif.) The Brown administration appears to be taking a wait and see attitude with respect to a baffling guidance letter sent by the U.S. Department of Education to Delaware education officials rejecting parts of its proposed plan for implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act.

  • DeVos breaks ranks with GOP, wants changes in ESSA plan

    (District of Columbia) In a muddled if not contrarian response to a state plan for implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act, the U.S. Department of Education has suggested, among other things, that student performance can only be measured by math and reading scores.

  • School voucher opponents defeat Nev. budget measure

    (Nev.) Just a month after Arizona lawmakers approved the largest expansion of education savings accounts in the country, the Nevada Legislature may have stalled the school choice momentum that has been building since November.

  • School choice can’t help where it might be most needed

    (District of Columbia) As Congress considers a $1 billion school choice grant program, findings from a new study out of Ohio suggest those students who would most benefit might not always have the option.

  • Lawmakers streamline suicide prevention training protocols

    (Del.) A 15-year-old boy was shot by members of a local gang as he walked home from school last year. Only a few months before, a 16-year-old girl was assaulted by classmates in a bathroom at her high school and died of her injuries. And in 2012, 11 teenagers completed suicide while 39 more were hospitalized for self-inflicted injuries.