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Unequal Access to Advance Courses Hinders Idaho’s Latino Students

Despite some modest improvements since Idaho “implemented a new accountability system under the Every Student Succeeds Act,” Latino students across the state “have unequal representation in Advanced Placement classes, advanced math in junior high and especially in elementary school gifted and talented programs,” according to...

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Idaho’s State Board of Educators Rethinks Accountability Goals

According to Debbie Critchfield, the Idaho State Board of Education is considering changes to the state’s accountability system to not only ensure performance metrics are complying with federal requirements under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), but actually helping target, address, and improve student performance...

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Latino Student Performance in Idaho Lags Behind White Peers

Despite being recognized as “critical to Idaho’s economic future,” the success of Latino students in the state continues to lag behind their peers, according to this piece in Idaho EdNews. “The number of Latino student in Idaho schools has nearly doubled in the past two...

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Indiana Releases Foster-Care Student Data

According to Kate Stringer at The 74, Indiana recently released “one of the most detailed” reports to-date regarding how foster youth are doing in school. “That makes the state a leader” as ESSA “now requires all states to report academic data for these students, and...

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Promoting Principal Talent With Title I Funds?

“Districts and states looking to invest in principals and school leaders, particularly as a strategy to improve schools, may be able to tap into federal Title I funds to help foot the bill,” writes Denisa R. Superville in Education Week. The report, which looked at...

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Colorado Repeals Foster-Care Student Transport Law

School Transportation News reports that Colorado “has officially repealed legislation passed last year that attempted to better facilitate the transportation of children placed in foster care between school districts.” Despite its initial approval, opponents claim that the law has “introduced unintended consequences.” Under ESSA, “transportation...

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