Category: Newswire

States Etching Details into ESSA Education Plans

Changes in federal education policy that will come under the Trump administration are still unclear, but many states are nevertheless proceeding with plans to meet requirements of the Obama administration’s Every Student Succeeds Act.

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Lawmakers Hear Proposed Changes to Alabama Charter School Law

Lawmakers were given another week to review proposed tweaks to Alabama’s charter school law in the House education policy committee today, after the bill’s sponsor, Rep. Terri Collins, R-Decatur, said the state department of education is working to clarify confusion about funding for charter schools.

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Baltimore Teachers Stage Mass ‘Sick-Out’

Class was in session early Thursday at the East Baltimore School where a majority of teachers called out sick en masse on Wednesday in what city schools officials said appeared to be a protest against potential layoffs and budget cuts.

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Trump Administration to Change Transgender Student Bathroom Rules

The Trump administration is poised to issue new guidance outlining which restrooms transgender students can use, potentially sowing confusion in schools, angering LGBTQ rights groups and adding uncertainty to a widely discussed case due to come before the U.S. Supreme Court next month.

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