Politics & Education

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  • CA, like others, waiting for more from feds on ESSA plans

    (Calif.) The Brown administration appears to be taking a wait and see attitude with respect to a baffling guidance letter sent by the U.S. Department of Education to Delaware education officials rejecting parts of its proposed plan for implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act.

  • School choice can’t help where it might be most needed

    (District of Columbia) As Congress considers a $1 billion school choice grant program, findings from a new study out of Ohio suggest those students who would most benefit might not always have the option.

  • Lawmakers streamline suicide prevention training protocols

    (Del.) A 15-year-old boy was shot by members of a local gang as he walked home from school last year. Only a few months before, a 16-year-old girl was assaulted by classmates in a bathroom at her high school and died of her injuries. And in 2012, 11 teenagers completed suicide while 39 more were hospitalized for self-inflicted injuries.

  • Another Sacramento effort to direct LCFF spending

    (Calif.) Legislation requiring detailed disclosure of education spending down to the school site moved out of the state Assembly last week without dissent, setting up this summer’s showdown between advocates for low-income families and Gov. Jerry Brown over the use of billions in state aid.

  • Teacher shortage bills make the cut, move to Senate

    (Calif.) Bills targeting induction fees for new teacher training programs and shortages in high demand subjects were among the many pieces of legislation that survived a key Assembly vote last week and are headed to the Senate.