Policy & Legal: Page 2


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    Staffed Up: 7 tips to keep in mind when forming a registered teacher apprenticeship

    As this model gains steam for addressing teacher shortages, experts suggest strategies for successful development.

    By Nov. 16, 2022
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    Deep Dive

    Star-Spangled Bans: How Trump’s call to preserve U.S. history energized a movement to erase it

    As classroom censorship laws spread, school cultures, climates, and even curricula are shifting at all levels of the education system.

    By , , Nov. 15, 2022
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    More teachers leave than enter the workforce in Virginia

    Statewide data analyzed by the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission finds more teachers leaving the profession and fewer joining since COVID-19.

    By Nov. 14, 2022
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    OSERS stresses timely special ed services for highly mobile students

    Concerns have been raised about unmet needs for summer services and evaluations for children suspected of having a disability who move frequently.

    By Nov. 11, 2022
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    New Mexico voters overwhelmingly OK universal pre-K

    In creating a permanent revenue source for the program, the state is set to become the first in the nation to make pre-K for all a constitutional right.

    By Nov. 11, 2022
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    Early returns: How is education faring in the 2022 midterms?

    Ballot measures on school meals and support for the arts came out on top in two states, as some key state and national races remain tight.

    By , Nov. 9, 2022
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    Utah district to be sued by family of bullied 5th grader who died by suicide

    A notice of claim, which is filed prior to a lawsuit, alleges the Davis School District and Foxboro Elementary School in Utah violated state and federal laws. 

    By Nov. 9, 2022
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    Is the ESSER spending narrative taking the public down the wrong path?

    Administrators and finance officials worry that focus on currently unspent money could hinder long-term efforts to improve student outcomes.

    By Nov. 8, 2022
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    Report: 26 states let districts charge tuition to out-of-boundary students

    A Reason Foundation report advocates for open enrollment policies that let students easily transfer to other public in-district and out-of-district schools.

    By Nov. 7, 2022
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    These 6 strategies can help schools tackle chronic absenteeism

    Working with private transportation, providing morning routines and creating dedicated teams are among strategies helping states and districts close gaps.

    By Elena Ferrarin • Nov. 4, 2022
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    Opinion

    Educator shortages are a real crisis — especially in special education

    Administrators are straining under the pressure of finding qualified personnel to meet federal requirements on specialized instruction and related services.

    By Myrna Mandlawitz • Nov. 4, 2022
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    Daylight saving time ends this weekend. What does it mean for schools?

    Proponents of a switch to year-round standard time say more daylight when students are coming to school in the mornings would increase safety.  

    By Nov. 4, 2022
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    Will COVID-19 vaccine be required for school attendance?

    Following a CDC panel recommendation, the decision to add the vaccine as a required immunization is in the hands of state and local policymakers.

    By Nov. 3, 2022
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    Half of 18 Southern gubernatorial candidates support classroom censorship policies

    Oklahoma’s Joy Hofmeister is the lone Democratic gubernatorial candidate in the South to support such measures.

    By Nov. 3, 2022
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    These 3 strategies could help avert school-based violence

    Implicit bias training for threat assessment teams is one of several tools suggested by experts at the National School Safety Summit. 

    By Nov. 2, 2022
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    Study: Schools’ Facebook posts may violate student privacy

    Schools and districts shared 726,000 posts including student photos and names on the social media platform between 2005 and 2020, AERA estimates.

    By Nov. 2, 2022
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    How could SCOTUS race-conscious admissions case impact high schoolers?

    Race-neutral admissions could discourage students of color from pursuing higher ed, advocates say.

    By Nov. 1, 2022
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    Organizations denounce politicization of family engagement in schools

    Political narratives pushing classroom censorship and exclusion under the guise of ‘parental rights’ misrepresent family engagement, the groups say.

    By Nov. 1, 2022
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    Supreme Court justices question when race-conscious college admissions can end

    During oral arguments for two highly watched lawsuits, conservative justices also repeatedly asked the parties to define diversity.

    By Jeremy Bauer-Wolf • Oct. 31, 2022
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    6 ways schools can help foster students succeed

    One in four children in foster care show signs of post-traumatic stress disorder, and frequent moves and school changes can further impair achievement.

    By Elena Ferrarin • Oct. 31, 2022
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    Efforts underway to improve newcomer student services, Ed Department says

    A coalition had written to the department requesting more help with curricula, professional development and data to serve this population.

    By Oct. 31, 2022
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    More LGBTQ school board candidates on the ballot in 2022

    The number of candidates running for school board who identify as part of the LGBTQ community has nearly doubled after a spread in anti-LGBTQ laws.

    By Oct. 28, 2022
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    GAO: Ed Department has more work ahead in addressing teacher shortages

    While the department has laid out five strategies to take on the issue, it still needs to clearly communicate time frames and performance measures.

    By Oct. 28, 2022
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    Education censorship bills could dissuade K-12 teachers from joining the profession, report says

    Legislation banning discussion of topics like race can affect colleges, but can also influence K-12 classrooms and who wants to become an educator.

    By Jeremy Bauer-Wolf • Oct. 27, 2022
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    Lawmakers call USDA policy on alternative milk in schools an example of ‘dietary racism’

    Over two dozen members of Congress wrote that requiring a doctor’s note to receive lactose-free milk puts an “unfair burden” on minority students.

    By Oct. 26, 2022