Archive for 2017- Page 2

    • More migrant students graduating college ready

      (Wash.) Fewer students in Washington need of remedial math or English instruction in college than did only a few years ago–with migrant students making some of the largest gains, according to the most recent state data.

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    • Efforts to boost postsecondary enrollment pay off in Tenn.

      (Tenn.) For the third year in a row, Tennessee high school seniors set a national record for the number of students filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid–a key indicator of how many students plan to enroll in college.

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    • Starting the year right–with FAPE & LRE

      With a new school year underway, program managers, teachers and parents need to assess institutional norms and daily practices to be sure that students with disabilities are receiving the supports detailed in their individual plans and are participating fully as guaranteed by law.

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    • Starting the year right–with FAPE & LRE

      With a new school year underway, program managers, teachers and parents need to assess institutional norms and daily practices to be sure that students with disabilities are receiving the supports detailed in their individual plans and are participating fully as guaranteed by law.

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    • 9th Circuit affirms schools’ protection from federal suits

      (Calif.) Although the 2013 adoption of the Local Control Funding Formula changed almost everything for schools, a recent court ruling found one thing the landmark legislation didn’t change are protections schools enjoy from some lawsuits provided by the 11th Amendment.

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    • Race for state schools chief another proxy between rivals

      (Calif.) After an exhaustive and costly fight over the office of state schools chief four years ago, supporters of the charter movement and those of traditional public schools appear poised to wage yet another knockdown, drag out political battle.

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    • The promise of alternative pathways may not be delivered

      (Mass.) Despite more teachers than ever entering the classroom after completing an alternative credentialing program, new research shows that there is still little evidence to suggest that these programs are of high quality.

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    • New law strengthens safety training for high school cheer

      (Calif.) Beginning this year, schools with competitive cheer teams must ensure coaches meet all the same safety training requirements as those who coach any other interscholastic sport in California.

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    • ESEA, Civil Rights, and English Learners

      The initial version of this column ran on November 29, 2016.

      Entitlements delivered via the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and civil protections ensured under federal law merge in effective program delivery for English Learners. To guard against possible financial penalties and discriminatory practices, program managers are urged to maintain ongoing monitoring of many overlapping activities.

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