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Upcoming Financial Transparency Webinar

On April 4, at 2:00 pm ET, Georgetown University’s Edunomics Lab will host an interactive webinar—”Taking stock in ESSA’s school-by-school financial requirement as SEAs begin releasing data”—which will review ESSA’s financial reporting requirement as states release initial school-by-school expenditures. The webinar will also explore “how leading…


NYC Mistakenly Tells Parents at Struggling Schools Their Kids Can Transfer

Alex Zimmerman reports for Chalkbeat that the New York City education department has “erroneously sent letters to some parents telling them they had the right to request transferring their children to higher-performing schools.” Under New York State’s ESSA plan, “local districts were given more flexibility…


Parent Engagement—Under ESSA and in the Real World

In this piece in The 74, six parent-activists talk about their education engagement practices and how they were driven by wanting better for their children—and all children. These advocates started by “reaching out to other moms and dads and grandmothers and caretakers, giving them the…


Trump Administration Outlines K-12 Budget

Andrew Ujifusa reports for Education Week that for the third year in a row, the Trump Administration’s budget proposal for the Education Department includes major cuts. “As with last year’s budget request, Trump wants to eliminate $2.1 billion in federal funding for teacher training under…


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