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    Education Department boosts FAFSA outreach efforts to close completion gap

    The agency announced a $50 million effort to provide more support to students and families in light of the botched rollout of the new form.

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    School districts’ gifted student support, identification ‘mediocre at best’

    A Fordham Institute study finds that universal screening is on the rise, but programs remain limited in scope and with questionable content value.

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    How can schools prepare for ADA digital accessibility requirements?

    A new U.S. Department of Justice rule aims to ensure that state and local government web content and mobile apps are accessible for people with disabilities.

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    After-school programs expect to scale down with pandemic aid ending

    Providers are preparing to reduce program size and services — and worry that students needing support will be unable to access it, a new survey finds.

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    Ed tech venture funding hit lowest point in a decade in Q1 2024

    Ed tech venture funding in 2023 reached just $2.97 billion, down 86% from 2021’s all-time high of $20.8 billion, according to a HolonIQ analysis.

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    Net neutrality is back. What does that mean for schools?

    The FCC restored a national standard that prevents providers from creating “pay-to-play internet fast lanes,” which could help ease the digital divide.

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    6 questions to advance media literacy, digital citizenship

    Lacking a comprehensive national media literacy framework, schools can draw on several state and association models, NASBE said.

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    Cybersecurity improvements a priority for majority of school districts

    The percentage of districts using two-factor authentication jumped from 40% to 72% between 2022 and 2024, according to a CoSN survey.

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    Title IX lawsuits escalate: 15 states now suing

    A flurry of lawsuits this week claim the Department of Education overstepped its authority when it finalized a Title IX rule including LGTBQ+ protections.

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    STAFFED UP

    A Missouri registered apprenticeship program helps fill special education teaching vacancies

    Half the state’s special educators still lack proper certifications, but Missouri State’s Pathways for Paraprofessionals Program is showing signs of success.

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    Majority of LGBTQ+ students’ mental health impacted by recent policies

    Some 84% of LGBTQ+ youth report wanting mental health care, but half said they couldn’t access it, The Trevor Project’s annual report shows.

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    Just 18% of teachers report using AI in the classroom

    Instructional use of the tech in learning remains fairly uncommon, with only an additional 15% of teachers saying they’ve tried to do so, a new study finds.

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    Column // LESSONS IN LEADERSHIP

    How student voice informs change in a California district

    The rollout process for a district graduate profile led Santa Ana Superintendent Jerry Almendarez to implement ongoing student input sessions.

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    FAFSA, college protests dominate hearing on proposed FY25 education budget

    "We're doing everything everyday to make it right," U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona told senators of complications with the new FAFSA.

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    New Title IX rule faces first lawsuits

    Conservative leaders in five states are making good on their promises to challenge new protections for LGBTQ+ students.

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    COVID-19 spending extensions so far only include a small share of total funds

    The U.S. Department of Education has approved every request seeking more time to spend down funds from the first two pandemic-era allocations.

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    White House summit urges more sustainable school infrastructure

    Speakers pointed to federal funding streams that districts can tap into to improve school facilities while making them more climate-friendly.

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    Leaders in conservative states advise districts to disregard new Title IX rule

    The U.S. Department of Education warns that schools must comply with the regulations to receive federal funds.

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    17 states sue to block EEOC pregnancy accommodation rule

    The rule, which takes effect June 18, has major implications for the overwhelmingly female teaching workforce.

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    Title IX final rule draws vociferous challenges and support

    Opponents say the rule’s LGBTQ+ protections violate Title IX itself and expect the regulations to hit roadblocks in the courts. 

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    3 strategies to help students learn to respectfully disagree

    Learning to thoughtfully navigate difficult conversations can better prepare students to think critically and engage with the community at large.

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    School facilities drive Mississippi COVID spending

    About 40% of Mississippi districts' ARP spending so far has been targeted for HVAC, maintenance, construction and other building needs, a FutureEd report says.

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    IDEA reauthorization: The risk from failing to act

    An education attorney writes that a generation of students with disabilities could be left behind if Congress doesn't update the legislation.

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    What a TikTok ban could mean for schools

    President Joe Biden signed a bipartisan sell-or-ban measure Wednesday that threatens the popular app's use in the U.S.

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    USDA issues final rule on updated school meal nutrition standards

    Under the new standards, schools will be required to limit added sugars and reduce sodium in breakfast and lunch menus by fall 2027.

    Updated April 24, 2024