NATIONAL: More high school grads than ever…

TEXARKANA, Texas — New buildings are shooting up around the sun-baked grounds of the Texas A&M University System’s northernmost outpost here. There’s a $32 million glass-fronted complex near completion that will house the nursing program and administrative offices, and a… Read full article at The Hechinger Report

NATIONAL: NEA Delegates Vote Against Opening Up…

After a heated debate, the National Education Association narrowly voted against opening its membership to community allies, or people "interested in advancing the cause of public education." The July 4 vote means the constitution of the nation's largest teachers' union… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: Ohio official says e-school’s founder should…

COLUMBUS, Ohio — As Ohio seeks to recover over $60 million from a giant online charter school that closed, the attorney general says the school founder and his two businesses should be on the hook for that public funding. Founder… Read full article at The Washington Post

NATIONAL: Trump to rescind Obama-era guidance on…

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is rescinding Obama-era guidance that encouraged schools to take a student’s race into account in order to promote diversity in admissions, a U.S. official said Tuesday. The shift would give schools and universities the federal… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

NATIONAL: Judge tosses Detroit schools case, says…

DETROIT — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit focused on the poor reading skills of students at several Detroit schools, concluding in part that there’s no constitutional right to literacy— and drawing vows of an appeal. Judge Stephen Murphy… Read full article at The Washington Post

NATIONAL: What happens when schoolchildren live in…

Researchers have shown — and teachers know — that schoolchildren exposed to neighborhood violence can have a tougher time learning, experiencing more stress and depression than their peers growing up in safe neighborhoods. But a Johns Hopkins University sociologist discovered… Read full article at The Washington Post

NATIONAL: McConnell: There’s not much the federal…

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that he doesn’t think the federal government can do much to respond to school shootings. “I don’t think at the federal level there’s much that we can do other than appropriate funds,” McConnell… Read full article at KMIR TV Palm Springs

NATIONAL: K-12 and the U.S. Supreme Court:…

After a major term for K-12 education the year before, the U.S. Supreme Court—with one blockbuster exception and a major retirement—had a more measured term in 2017-18. The standout case for educators was Janus v. American Federation of State, County,… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: Schools no longer required to report…

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Schools are no longer required to report threats to kill or seriously injure public school students or employees to Delaware's Department of Education. A notice of the administrative change was published this week — more than… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: K-12 Mega-Merger Folds 5 Education Companies…

Five education businesses are merging into one—which will be called Illuminate Education—under the leadership of long-time K-12 executive Christine Willig, the investment firm Insight Venture Partners announced today. In the move, the New York-based venture capital and private equity firm… Read full article at Education Week