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    Education Department appeals block on Title IX rule to 5th Circuit

    The department said it was reviewing the ruling prior to its appeal and that it “stands by” the final regulations, which conservative states have challenged.

    By June 25, 2024
  • Oklahoma Supreme Court blocks nation’s 1st religious public charter school

    Justices said the school, which was scheduled to open for the 2024-25 school year, “would create a slippery slope and what the framers' warned against.”

    By Updated an hour ago
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    Trendline

    Early Childhood Education

    Enrollment and spending on state-funded preschool programs was up in the 2022-23 school year, but the early childhood education sector still faces challenges in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

    By K-12 Dive staff
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    STAFFED UP

    How a district boosted recruitment, retention with affordable child care

    Louisa County Public Schools launched its Little Lions Learning Lab in 2019, charging educators and staff just $400 per child per month.

    By June 25, 2024
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    USDA’s updated nutrition standards will cost school districts $206M annually

    The largest driving factors are the gradual requirements on new limits for added sugars and sodium reductions in school meals — starting in 2025.

    By June 24, 2024
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    Senate education committee debates federal role in boosting teacher pay

    Lawmakers agreed in a Thursday hearing that improving teacher pay is a bipartisan matter, but were at odds on how to get there.

    By June 21, 2024
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    POP QUIZ

    Test yourself on this week’s K-12 news

    From the Ten Commandments in schools to the surgeon general’s call to address teen mental health, what did you learn from our recent stories?

    By June 21, 2024
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    Teachers report lower pay, higher stress than other working adults

    Black and Hispanic teachers were more likely to say they intend to leave their jobs by the end of the 2023-24 school year, according to a Rand report.

    By June 20, 2024
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    SIIA warns schools and ed tech to prepare for costly, time-consuming Title II compliance

    The Justice Department estimates conforming to the new requirements will cost $1.134 billion for K-12 courses and $5.5 billion for postsecondary courses.

    By June 20, 2024
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    Civil liberty groups vow to fight Louisiana’s Ten Commandments displays in schools

    H.B. 71 requires every public K-12 and postsecondary classroom to display in easily readable font the Ten Commandments by Jan. 1, 2025.

    By June 20, 2024
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    Title IX rule blocked in 6 more states

    Conservative states contest the rule’s inclusion of LGBTQ+ students and have filed multiple lawsuits seeking to stop the rule from taking effect Aug. 1.

    By June 18, 2024
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    Supreme Court to hear FCC E-rate case on school reimbursements

    The 2008 case hinges on the definition of “claims” and whether E-rate reimbursements can be considered as such under the False Claims Act.

    By June 18, 2024
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    Deep Dive

    OCR finds pandemic-era Section 504 violations in Michigan

    The Education Department said the state improperly limited compensatory services for students with disabilities during COVID-19 school closures.

    By June 18, 2024
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    Warning label needed for social media, US Surgeon General says

    Dr. Vivek Murthy also called on parents and schools to create phone-free experiences for youth.

    By June 17, 2024
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    Federal judge blocks Title IX rule in 4 states

    The injunction against the rule protecting LGBTQ+ students comes as part of a Louisiana-led lawsuit — one of several against the regulations.

    By June 14, 2024
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    House education committee advances resolution to repeal Title IX final rule

    The attempt to use the Congressional Review Act to revoke the regulation released in April is among eight pieces of education legislation sent to the full House.

    By June 14, 2024
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    POP QUIZ

    Test yourself on this week’s K-12 news

    From school-related lawsuits nearing the U.S. Supreme Court to data on chronic absenteeism rates, what did you learn from our recent stories?

    By June 14, 2024
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    How can schools gear up for the FCC’s $200M cybersecurity pilot?

    The application window for the Schools and Libraries Cybersecurity Pilot Program is expected to open this fall, according to the commission.

    By June 14, 2024
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    Texas court decision signals trouble for Title IX LGBTQ+ protections

    A district court said the Education Department overstepped its authority in 2021 guidance that told states how to interpret the anti-sex-discrimination statute.

    By June 13, 2024
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    Book ban lawsuits one step closer to Supreme Court

    Some lawsuits challenging the bans have reached the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, while others remain in the district court system. 

    By June 13, 2024
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    Opinion

    How to improve the emotional well-being of Black students

    By reframing how they react in difficult situations, educators can help ensure Black students feel and do better in school.

    By Zi Jia Ng • June 13, 2024
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    What can states do to prepare schools for AI?

    The ILO Group released a new framework to help state education agencies craft guidance and policies for schools around the use of AI in classrooms.

    By June 12, 2024
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    Los Angeles schools investigating claims of data for sale on dark web

    The alleged incident is raising questions of whether a more recent data breach has hit the nation’s second-largest district since September 2022.

    By June 12, 2024
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    PowerSchool to go private in $5.6B deal

    PowerSchool CEO Hardeep Gulati said the acquisition by Bain Capital will help the K-12 software provider expand and strengthen its offerings.

    By June 12, 2024
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    What to do when salaried employees fall below the new overtime threshold

    There is more to the decision-making process than employers may realize, especially with future increases and litigation on the horizon, attorneys said.

    By Ryan Golden • June 11, 2024
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    Summer Reading: AI presses K-12 leaders to revisit ed tech policies

    As the emerging technology proliferates in K-12, leaders are scrambling to craft policies for its curricular and operational use.

    By June 11, 2024