DAILY NEWS ROUNDUP

Pa. District Agrees to Improve Services for English-Learners

April 14, 2014

Another district, this time in Pennsylvania, has entered into an agreement with the U.S. Department of Education’s office for civil rights to provide more equitable educational opportunities for its English-language learner student population, after an investigation found that the district was failing to meet these students’ needs. After an investigation, the office for civil rights found […]

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LA Judge: State Must Provide Info on Vouchers to US

April 14, 2014

A federal judge has ordered Louisiana education officials to provide federal lawyers with regular reports each year on students and schools involved in a state voucher program that provides public funding for some students attending private schools. The Justice Department has sought to review the state’s assignments of voucher students to make sure they don’t promote […]

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NY State Budget Deal Reached; $300 Million for NYC Pre-K

March 12, 2014

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and legislative leaders announced on Saturday an agreement on a state budget that would provide $300 million for prekindergarten in New York City, but also undercuts other educational policies of Mayor Bill de Blasio, who has championed prekindergarten while trying to slow the spread of charter schools. At the same time, […]

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U.S. Education Secretary Praises L.A. Program

March 12, 2014

Tucked in the corner of a grimy East Hollywood strip mall is a shining hope of public education. Or so U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Wednesday in an event that showcased a comprehensive program to boost academic achievement by supporting students and their families with job training, health services, after-school tutoring and other help. The program is […]

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School Data Finds Pattern of Inequality Along Racial Lines

March 12, 2014

Racial minorities are more likely than white students to be suspended from school, to have less access to rigorous math and science classes, and to be taught by lower-paid teachers with less experience, according to comprehensive data released Friday by the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights. In the […]

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