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While Steady Overall, High School Graduation Rates Decrease Among Idaho Hispanics

According to the State Department of Education, “Idaho’s high school graduation rate remained flat in 2019, inching up a fraction of a percentage point.” However, “new data reveals the graduation rates for Hispanic students and students with disabilities dropped significantly.” While the overall graduation rate…

Proposed Study Could Have Significant Impact on Educational Equity—One Way or Another

Late last year, the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) “made an under-the-radar announcement that it was seeking comments on a new study of over $30 billion in federal education spending,” according to a recent article in Forbes. While it could “provide valuable information for researchers, advocates, and…

DOE Announces New Rule Regarding Religious Liberty, School Prayer Guidance

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced several new steps “to protect religious liberty and ensure the Department is acting in accordance with the first amendment, according to a press release from the U.S. Department of Education (DOE). The proposed new rule would address “five…

New ESSA Provisions Will Put Schools Under Greater Scrutiny by their Communities

In Wisconsin and nationwide, new provisions of the Every Student Succeeds Act will require states “to report per-pupil spending and spending source by school in each district instead of by the district as a whole.” This new addition to the law is meant to foster…

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