Politics & Education - Page 2

  • Illinois considers flexibility on medical marijuana in schools

    (Ill.) Parents may soon be able to provide their children with products infused with medical marijuana on school grounds, under a bill moving through the Illinois State Legislature intended to help families of students with medical conditions including epileptic seizures or Tourette’s syndrome.

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  • Expanded access for ELs and anti-bullying efforts move ahead

    (Calif.) Beginning next year, schools will have to demonstrate how they will crack down on bullying and work to expand academic opportunities to English learners under a pair of bills moving through the Legislature.

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  • Bill would emphasize LCAP’s ‘family engagement’ mandate

    (Calif.) Legislation sponsored by the California PTA would enhance requirements that school districts engage in meaningful consultation with parents and families before making spending decisions.

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  • LEA Waiver requests jumped in 2017

    (Calif.) Confronted with a host of new policies and conditions created by a wholesale restructuring of the school testing and accountability system, local educational agencies submitted 416 waiver applications last year—a 30 percent increase over 2016.

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  • Faceoff over testing flexibility looms

    (Calif.) The state board of education, the state schools chief and the California Teachers Association have come out against legislation with wide support among local educational agencies that would give districts more flexibility over statewide testing.

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