U. S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos urged state leaders to support school choice on the same day a prominent union chief called policies DeVos is promoting “only slightly more polite cousins of segregation.”
The Senate Education Committee on Friday will consider two bills that address many of the major education-related issues on the special session call, including school finance and private school choice.
“We are running to catch up with our workforce at this point,” Secretary of Education Rebecca Holcombe said at a Vermont State Board of Education meeting on June 19 when Education Technology Coordinator for the Agency of Education Peter Drescher introduced the draft to the board members.
The Miami-Dade school district is nearly halfway through a massive $1.2 billion school improvement project and a new report shows gains from past efforts at giving minority-owned firms a fairer share of the work.
At least nine east metro school districts have programs that issue laptops or tablet computers to students. In the rest, students share technology through computer labs and laptop carts or bring their own devices from home.
Despite the increase in per-pupil funding, a projected enrollment decline of about 8,000 students for the 2017-18 school year will mean district-operated schools receive roughly $43 million less than they did last year, officials said.
The state’s largest charter school this week appealed the ruling of Franklin County Common Pleas Court Judge Guy Reece, who last week rejected ECOT’s argument that the board violated Ohio’s Open Meetings Act.