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President Trump’s Proposed 2021 Budget Would Overhaul ESSA Programs

As Naaz Modan reports for Education Dive, President Trump’s draft budget proposal for 2021 would “cut key K-12 programs while funding private school scholarships.” Overall, the President’s budget proposal would provide the Department of Education with a $66.6 billion in funding in 2021, “7.8% or...

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Questions Arise About Efficacy of Surveys to Assess School Quality

According to this piece in The 74, school climate and student engagement surveys are becoming more popular in helping learn more about “important contributors to student success”—including “students’ sense of belonging at school and their sense of themselves as learners…bullying among students, relationships with teachers...

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Who Should Decide Attendance Policies—States or Districts?

According to Education Dive, a new bill in the Wyoming Legislature reflects a larger question for school districts grappling to address attendance and absenteeism issues. If passed, it would allow districts to set their own policies regarding excused and unexcused absences and to decide how...

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