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IL Passes New School Funding Formula

Northern Public Radio reports that the “Illinois legislature passed a new school funding formula this summer,” in addition to the state’s plan to conform to ESSA, which they “must bring on line as well.” State Superintendent Tony Smith says, “So we’ve got two events. The...

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CA Adopts State’s ESSA Plan

The California State Board of Education adopted the state’s ESSA compliance plan “with, as expected, few changes to the draft published last month.” After a year-and-a-half of work, “most board members said they were satisfied that the document meshes with and advances the state’s larger...

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District Leaders Call for More Input on Federal Money

“For decades, district leaders have been clamoring for more say over how they spend their federal money,” reports Alyson Klein of Education Week. “And when ESSA passed back in 2015, it looked like they had finally gotten their wish: a brand-new $1.6 billion block grant...

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Ed Week Takes a Look at State’s ESSA Plans

Two unique opportunities exist within ESSA for states to utilize funding that would have gone to districts under past federal formulas, but can now be used for specific programs or purposes like personalized learning, credit recovery, or programs that support school leaders or principals. Interestingly,...

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Ed Week Takes Deeper Look at Per Pupil Spending under ESSA

Education Week examined an ESSA provision related to per pupil spending. Some experts argue models for calculating per-pupil spending may no longer be valid, causing new challenges for states. While proponents of the measure believe that “school-level spending would show whether majority black, Latino and...

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CAP Raises Concerns over Trump’s Proposed Federal Budget

Experts from the Center for American Progress posted a blog opposing President Trump’s 2018 federal budget. CAP said the budget “would dismantle public schools through massive cuts to teacher training, after-school programs in public schools, and transfers of public funds to private school vouchers.” They...

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