Federal Flash: Could New Federal Data Prevent DeVos From Rolling Back Obama-Era Rules?

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April 27, 2018 12:24 pm

New federal data on bullying, discipline, and school safety should prompt tough questions about why certain groups of students are unfairly singled out. Could it also prevent Education Secretary Betsy DeVos from rescinding Obama-era guidance on school discipline?  Today’s Federal Flash addresses that question, highlights new people taking over top positions at the U.S. Department of Education, and covers interesting comments on education coming from top Republicans on Capitol Hill.

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Federal Flash: Updates on ESSA State Plans, School Safety, the Nation’s Report Card, and New Federal Data on Digital Access

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April 13, 2018 01:06 pm

 

This week’s Federal Flash checks in on the U.S. Education Department’s approval of state plans created under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), plus the first meeting of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s Federal Commission on School Safety. It also covers new federal reports on internet access, school discipline, and the latest results from the Nation’s Report Card in math and reading.

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How the Omnibus Spending Bill Promotes School Safety, Education Technology, Personalized Learning, Deeper Learning, and the Science of Adolescent Learning

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March 27, 2018 10:36 am

Last week, President Trump signed a $1.3 trillion spending bill that will fund the federal government until September 30. This omnibus spending bill, officially named the Consolidated Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2018, provided nearly $70.9 billion for the U.S. Department of Education (ED), an increase of $3.9 billion over the fiscal year 2017 funding level. In this blog post, we highlight how educators can use money from the spending bill to promote school safety, the effective use of technology, personalized learning, deeper learning, and the science of adolescent learning.

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Spending Bill Finalized-How Did Education Programs Fare? Plus, Betsy DeVos on Capitol Hill

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March 23, 2018 11:23 am

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Federal funding for education takes center stage in this week’s Federal Flash, with Congress reaching a deal to fund the government through September 30 and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos testifying on the Hill.

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