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    School nutrition directors prepare for next academic year with and without universal meals

    With no funding to provide all students free meals, one Colorado school district expects to raise meal prices by 50 to 75 cents.

    By May 20, 2022
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    Lawmakers and witnesses discuss race, gender in classrooms

    Where some in a Thursday congressional hearing saw curriculum limits as censorship and intimidation, others said divisive topics distract from instruction.

    By May 20, 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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    A look at 11 years of Title IX policy in public schools

    As the Biden administration readies a new rule governing the federal sex discrimination law, we look back at major events in recent Title IX history.

    By , Jeremy Bauer-Wolf • May 18, 2022
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    House panel: Juvenile justice reforms need coordinated school-community response

    Speakers at a House subcommittee hearing discuss how involving youth in extracurricular activities and employment can prevent delinquency.

    By May 18, 2022
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    These 5 charts illustrate school finance entering the pandemic

    A new analysis offers a snapshot of the "limbo" many states and districts were dealing with just prior to the distribution of federal relief funding.

    By May 17, 2022
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    Ed Dept offers 18-month extension requests for ARP spending

    AASA says extensions would allow districts time to plan facility improvements while dealing with challenges from supply chain and labor shortages.

    By May 13, 2022
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    Why states and districts are struggling with ARP's maintenance of equity

    Different local accounting approaches and delays in actual spending figures have made implementation difficult, education experts say.

    By May 13, 2022
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    Big money, big ideas: Will schools seize the day along with the cash?

    A former school district CFO writes administrators have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to make bold moves that expand effectiveness and opportunities.

    By Erin Covington • May 13, 2022
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    Could overturning Roe v. Wade impact high school dropout rates?

    Many of the same student subgroups who are already lagging in academic achievement are also less likely to be able to access abortion care.

    By May 12, 2022
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    NCES: States entered pandemic with smaller year-over-year funding increases

    The most recent data only accounts for about three months of COVID-19 closures, and many states had not yet disbursed federal relief funds.

    By May 11, 2022
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    ESSER spending decisions influenced by changing demands

    A survey of district finance leaders shows actual spending priorities over time, including more focus on academic recovery with ARP money.

    By May 10, 2022
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    Vaping lawsuits regain steam after COVID-19 closures

    One attorney said that joining lawsuits can help districts recover damages for resources invested in managing vaping-related problems.

    By May 9, 2022
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    Ed Department begins review of often misunderstood Section 504 rules

    A public comment period will start the process for amending regulations for accommodations for students with disabilities in K-12 and higher education.

    By May 6, 2022
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    LAUSD makes 'historic' $50M investment to address digital divide

    Los Angeles Superintendent Alberto Carvalho said internet access is a “civil right” when he announced a districtwide connectivity program.

    By May 6, 2022
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    Inflation, shortages make districts pivot on ESSER spending plans

    Districts should convey changes to the public during board meetings to quell potentially disgruntled stakeholders.

    By May 5, 2022
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    'Handle With Care' helps schools address growing student trauma

    Amid the youth mental health crisis, district leaders share how a trauma response program is useful in quickly providing support and care for students.

    By May 5, 2022
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    USDA: States can still apply for limited school nutrition waivers

    The number of summer meal programs are expected to shrink this year now that a majority of pandemic-era waivers are set to expire June 30.

    By May 2, 2022
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    More than half of first-time teachers in Alabama leave within 3 years

    A new statewide analysis on teacher shortages leads to calls for more data — and more support systems for new educators.

    By April 29, 2022
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    Ed Dept: LAUSD must make up for special ed services missed during school shutdowns

    An investigation found the district failed to remedy the lack of services promised to students with disabilities, among other violations.

    By April 29, 2022
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    Ed Department plans to issue Title IX proposal in May, not April as expected

    Advocates for sexual assault survivors had pressed the agency to speed up its timeline for publishing the highly anticipated draft rule.

    By Jeremy Bauer-Wolf • April 28, 2022
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    Advancing an equity-oriented science of education

    The president of the William T. Grant Foundation sees new opportunities at the other end of unprecedented challenges for U.S. education.

    By Adam Gamoran • April 28, 2022
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    'This doesn't seem like a new problem': Supreme Court hears coach prayer case

    The outcome of the case could require administrators to make "difficult judgment calls" down the road.

    By April 26, 2022
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    Proposed Ed Dept rules are 'sneak attack' on charter schools, opponents say

    The agency wants more transparency with for-profit organizations and to encourage collaboration between charters and traditional public schools.

    By April 25, 2022
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    NCES: Schools scale back significantly on quarantines, masking

    As much of the nation experiences low community spread of COVID-19, fewer schools required masks or needed to quarantine students in March. 

    By April 25, 2022
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    Universal school meal efforts grow in states

    Advocates of free meals for all students feel hopeful about gaining state momentum as a key federal June 30 deadline looms.

    By April 20, 2022