NATIONAL: How Do ESSA Plans Stack Up…

The Every Student Succeeds Act allows states and districts to come up with their own interventions for struggling schools, with the caveat that improvement strategies have to some sort of evidence to back them up. So how strong are state… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: K-12 District Spending Analysis Raises Red…

A study of school district spending patterns in 2016-17 has found it can be difficult to track equitable use of resources across schools because of the way budgeting is done and spending is reported. This discrepancy is of particular concern… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: How DeVos, Trump, and Midterm Elections…

This time last year, school choice advocates were deeply divided over how the Trump administration's vocal support for charter schools and vouchers would affect their popularity and prospects for expansion. Some saw the appointment of Betsy DeVos—a longtime advocate and… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: In Multiple States, Officials Demand Tougher…

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan's call for a state "investigator general" to probe corruption, mismanagement, and ineptitude in Maryland school districts makes him the latest in a list of governors and officials in other states who are demanding that school district… Read full article at Education Week

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Big Win Celebrated By Beaumont Students…

BEAUMONT, CA — A group of middle-schoolers were honored this week by Beaumont Unified School District for their recent win at a robotics competition. The San Gorgonio Middle School 'Robotic Ponies' received top honors for their research. The group of… Read full article at Patch.com

NATIONAL: Poverty, segregation persist in U.S. schools,…

WASHINGTON — Too often, low-income, black and Latino students end up in schools with crumbling walls, old textbooks and unqualified teachers, according to a report released Thursday by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. The commission said inequities are caused… Read full article at The Washington Post

NATIONAL: Texas Illegally Excluded Thousands From Special…

For years, Texas education officials illegally led schools across the state to deny therapy, tutoring and counseling to tens of thousands of children with disabilities, the federal government said Thursday. In a letter to the Texas Education Agency, which oversees… Read full article at The New York Times

NATIONAL: School board gets death threats after…

LAFAYETTE, La. — A day after a Louisiana teacher was handcuffed and forcibly removed from a school board meeting for questioning the superintendent's pay raise, the school board received death threats, the board president said Tuesday. On Monday, the Vermilion… Read full article at The Desert Sun

NATIONAL: Influx of Puerto Rico students strains…

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — As families continue arriving from hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico, advocates on Wednesday called for more help meeting the needs of thousands of displaced people, including students, who have found shelter in Connecticut's biggest cities. Schools in many… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: A School’s Way To Fight Phones…

Any teacher will tell you, class has never been the same since kids stated coming to school with cellphones. Ancient Roman history will pretty much never win the day when competing with Snapchat and Instagram. And sneaky as kids think… Read full article at NPR