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    Ed Dept report shows 'pass the trash' state policies uneven

    Title IX regulations passed under the Trump administration left open a loophole that could exacerbate the problem, and it has yet to be addressed.

    By June 9, 2022
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    Maintenance of equity final rule clarifies reporting requirements, extends deadline

    Advocates are hopeful an American Rescue Plan provision spurs action to make equitable spending and staffing practices permanent.

    By June 8, 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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    USDA invests $100M in school meal program innovation

    The agency's Healthy Food Incentive Fund program comes as federal pandemic era meal waivers are set to expire June 30.

    By June 3, 2022
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    'We can't out-pay Walmart': Head Start classrooms close after staff turnover

    In a survey, an overwhelming 90% of respondents said they had to close classrooms permanently or temporarily due to lack of personnel. 

    By June 3, 2022
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    More states pass bills restricting transgender students on sports teams

    The increase in states banning transgender students comes as the Education Department postpones Title IX regulations.

    By June 1, 2022
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    Dallas sees positive results in first year of discipline reform

    Suspension rates dropped significantly under new approaches to eliminate disproportionate discipline and build positive relationships.

    By May 31, 2022
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    Mental health, community schools top of mind in FY 23 House hearing

    Lawmakers and Education Secretary Miguel Cardona discussed school supports in response to this week's Texas school shooting.

    By May 27, 2022
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    House subcommittee hearing explores teacher shortage solutions

    Proposed ways to address vacancies ranged from increasing investments in community schools to removing barriers for teaching credentials.

    By May 26, 2022
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    NSBA independent review finds no Biden administration collusion in controversial letter

    The September letter requested that threats against school board members be investigated as possible “domestic terrorism” under the Patriot Act.

    By May 24, 2022
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    Education Department delays release of draft Title IX rule again, now targets June

    The agency at one point planned to publish proposed regulations directing how colleges must adjudicate sexual misconduct in April, then postponed to May.

    By Jeremy Bauer-Wolf • May 23, 2022
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    Pfizer says 3 doses of its COVID-19 vaccine work in youngest children

    The drugmaker, along with partner BioNTech, plans to submit the new data to the FDA this week. The agency has scheduled a meeting for outside experts to review the data in mid-June.

    By Jonathan Gardner • May 23, 2022
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    ESSER spending is a journey: How can ed leaders invest to keep the trip running?

    A former superintendent and a policy expert write that coordinated spending and braiding funds are essential steps to maintain the ESSER "road trip."

    By Robert Avossa and Dana Godek • May 23, 2022
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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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    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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    From the Archive: 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