Archive for December 2014 - Page 3

    • Feds propose new teacher program accountability rules

      In a conference call with reporters late last week, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan outlined the planned changes that he hopes will ultimately improve teacher training programs and hold them more accountable for improved student academic outcomes.

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    • Interplay of resource programs and LRE

      It is easy to overlook resource rooms while striving to maximize least restrictive environment measures but these placements, appearing to have the least room for variance, may actually offer the most opportunity for improvement.

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    • Reminder: Staff allocation can become a federal case

      (District of Columbia.) In the wake of a high-profile discrimination lawsuit involving schools in Southern California, federal officials are reemphasizing the civil rights pitfalls surrounding allocation of resources.

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    • State opines that charters can use Prop. 39 money

      (Calif.) California charter schools operating out of privately-owned buildings may use the public tax dollars generated by a 2012 ballot measure to make energy-efficient upgrades to those facilities, state officials said late last week.

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