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Posted: August 03, 2020 08:18 am

Closing the Homework Gap in Middletown City School District

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August 03, 2020 08:18 am
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On any given day, about 30 percent of students in Middletown City (Ohio) School District lack the home internet connectivity they need to participate in learning activities outside of school. It’s a reality that Superintendent Marlon Styles, Jr., and his team have worked diligently to address since he arrived in the urban school district three years ago.

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Digital Equity, E-Rate, Future Ready
Posted: July 30, 2020 12:14 am

Federal Flash: Senate Republicans’ Plan to Coerce Schools to Physically Reopen This Fall

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July 30, 2020 12:14 am
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In today’s Federal Flash, we break down the education proposals in the Senate Republicans’ coronavirus relief package, known as the Health, Economic Assistance, Liability Protection, and Schools (HEALS) Act, and cover the reaction to it. We also provide an update on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) new guidelines for reopening schools.  

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coronavirus, Federal Flash
Posted: July 24, 2020 12:22 am

Federal Flash: Students of Color Caught in the Homework Gap

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July 24, 2020 12:22 am
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In today’s Federal Flash, a breakdown of new data shows that the homework gap is much larger than previously thought—especially for students of color, students from low-income backgrounds, and those living in rural areas. We’ll also provide an update on Senate Republicans’ coronavirus relief proposal and school nutrition advocates’ push to extend a key flexibility for school meal programs. 

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coronavirus, E-Rate, Federal Flash
Posted: July 21, 2020 12:24 pm

Guest Blog: Don’t Make Students Choose Between Academic or Vocational Education

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July 21, 2020 12:24 pm
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In a decade of studying education across countries, a key thing I’ve learned is that we do a great disservice to students when we force them to choose between academic and vocational education.

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Career & Technical Education, Career and Technical Education, College and Career Readiness
Posted: July 16, 2020 03:45 pm

Federal Flash: The Trump Administration Faces Backlash on Plan to Reopen Schools

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July 16, 2020 03:45 pm
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Today’s Federal Flash, covers the backlash over the White House’s push to reopen school buildings full time in the fall. It also shares updates on the House education spending bill for next fiscal year, the Education Department’s postponement of the Civil Rights Data Collection, and a lawsuit to overturn Secretary DeVos’ rule on equitable services under the CARES Act.  

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Federal Flash
Posted: July 02, 2020 12:19 am

Federal Flash: What’s in Patty Murray’s $430 Billion Coronavirus Relief Plan for Education?

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July 02, 2020 12:19 am
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In today’s Federal Flash, we cover the largest coronavirus aid package proposed in Congress to date to support education and childcare. Plus, two significant actions affecting private schools: a new rule from Secretary DeVos on equitable services under the CARES Act and a Supreme Court decision on the participation of religious schools in private school choice programs. 

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coronavirus, Federal Flash
Posted: June 22, 2020 04:16 pm

Federal Flash: The Supreme Court Saves DACA … For Now

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June 22, 2020 04:16 pm
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In today’s Federal Flash, we cover major Supreme Court rulings to protect Dreamers from deportation and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and/or questioning (LGBTQ) employees from workplace discrimination. We’ll also share highlights from two congressional hearings on the challenge of reopening schools and competing proposals for police reform.

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coronavirus, DACA, Federal Flash
Posted: June 05, 2020 10:14 am

Federal Flash: Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd—Candid, Constructive Conversations Are Long Overdue. It Is Time for Action.

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June 05, 2020 10:14 am
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In today’s Federal Flash, we pay tribute to the life of George Floyd and countless others whose killings show how much more must be done to address systemic racism in our country. We’ll also share new recommendations for prioritizing equity in the response to COVID-19 as well as several items from the U.S. Department of Education (ED).

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coronavirus, Federal Flash
Posted: May 14, 2020 02:00 pm

Federal Flash: What’s Missing from House Democrats’ Latest Coronavirus Bill? A Lot!

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May 14, 2020 02:00 pm
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In today’s bonus episode of the Federal Flash, we’ll summarize what is, and is not, included in House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s $3 trillion coronavirus relief proposal. We’ll also discuss the U.S. Department of Education’s (ED’s) final Title IX regulations.

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coronavirus, Federal Flash
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