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    Los Angeles prohibits homeless encampments near schools

    The controversy mirrors many that have cropped up around the nation over school safety concerns versus rights of people facing homelessness.

    By Aug. 12, 2022
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    Alabama district among first probed under LGBTQ Title IX guidance

    The case comes after the release of the Biden administration's interpretation of protections for LGBTQ students under the federal civil rights law.

    By Aug. 9, 2022
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    Equity in Education

    From early learning to high school, the pandemic impacted equity at all levels of K-12, from persistent and widening achievement gaps to uneven access to school meals.

    By K-12 Dive staff
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    Meet 2 professors studying the faculty who teach critical race theory where it’s under fire

    Kaleb Briscoe and Veronica Jones Baldwin are also examining legislation targeting the academic construct that's become a political flashpoint.

    By Jeremy Bauer-Wolf • Aug. 8, 2022
  • California plans to double school counselors amid shortage

    The increase would come at a time when mental health is considered fragile among the nation's youth.

    By Aug. 5, 2022
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    Survey: Majority of parents say schools’ customer service needs improvement

    During the 2021-22 school year, 87% of parents reached out to their school district more than once — with 44% reaching out at least six times.

    By Aug. 5, 2022
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    Groups seek more input on federal coordination for rural schools

    Issues having a major impact on rural schools include transportation, teacher recruitment and retention, and Wi-Fi access.

    By K-12 Dive staff • Aug. 4, 2022
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    Ed Dept: Students show ‘significant progress’ as staffing woes continue

    School leaders expect vacancies for hard-to-fill positions in 2022-23 after a school year that saw significant staff burnout. 

    By Aug. 4, 2022
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    States invest pandemic relief funds into early education workforce

    Federal aid is being spent on compensation, mental health supports and professional development, an NASBE analysis shows.

    By Aug. 3, 2022
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    Teachers: Student monitoring tools more often flag discipline issues

    While 78% of teachers say monitoring software tagged students for disciplinary action, 59% say students were disciplined as a result.

    By Aug. 3, 2022
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    Ed Dept prioritizes school mental health staff expansion in funding distribution

    The funding is the first of nearly $300 million in the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act and the fiscal 2022 budget allocated to school mental health.

    By Aug. 2, 2022
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    Analysts foresee revenue dip alongside enrollment decline

    A school system with 25,000 or more students that used mostly remote learning in 2020-21 could lose $26 million, according to AEI.

    By Aug. 2, 2022
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    Anticipation grows for simpler school Medicaid reimbursement process

    Guidance for schools under the federal healthcare assistance program has not been significantly updated in nearly 20 years.

    By Aug. 2, 2022
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    GOP: Title IX LGBTQ protections make schools ‘unsafe and unfair’

    The letter is among the latest pushback to the Ed Department’s LGBTQ protections and comes just days after a lawsuit targeting federal guidance.

    By Aug. 1, 2022
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    ASCA ‘22: Our recap of the annual school counselor gathering

    We’ve rounded up all of our coverage from this year’s show in one location for your convenience.

    By Aug. 1, 2022
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    Districts shuffle operations in response to COVID-19

    A RAND report finds districts most commonly increased substitute pay to an average of $122 per day last school year, compared to $115 pre-pandemic.

    By Aug. 1, 2022
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    Despite inflation, back-to-school spending expected to rise

    Deloitte parent polling shows spending could increase 8% over last year, resulting in $661 per child, compared to $612 last year.

    By Aug. 1, 2022
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    Law leaves little wiggle room for loosening special ed teacher requirements

    A federal law requires special educators to have a bachelor's degree and meet certain standards if not fully certified.

    By July 27, 2022
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    How higher ed collaboration helped a district streamline college opportunities

    A superintendent shares how a partnership with Arizona State University expanded postsecondary opportunities with an automatic-entry program.

    By Chad Gestson • July 26, 2022
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    Study: Pandemic-era suspension rate drops may be misleading

    Suspension rates in California would have been substantially higher in 2019-20 for certain student populations had COVID-19 not disrupted the school year. 

    By July 26, 2022
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    Ed Dept inspector general finds GEER misspending in Oklahoma

    The state’s COO said corrective steps already taken include hiring of grant management execs and development of rubric for grant decision-making.

    By K-12 Dive staff • July 25, 2022
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    As states tackle teacher shortages, which plans show the most promise?

    Local and regional nuances mean there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to the problem, but some solutions are better suited to those challenges than others.

    By July 22, 2022
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    Report: States make progress on tracking chronic absenteeism

    Attendance Works finds nearly all states are requiring schools to take daily attendance even for in-person and virtual learning settings.

    By K-12 Dive staff • July 21, 2022
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    What can pre-K programs do to rebound from enrollment dips?

    Braiding revenues and working with partners are among options that can help improve early education access, said speakers at OSEP's annual conference.

    By July 21, 2022
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    Signs of academic rebound: 5 charts tell the story

    Math and reading scores from 8.3 million students show gains, but students of color and those in high-poverty schools have more ground to make up.

    By July 19, 2022
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    Ed Dept urges discipline bias protections for students with disabilities

    Schools shouldn't have to choose between protecting students' rights and responding to safety concerns, Ed Secretary Miguel Cardona said.

    By July 19, 2022