Category: Federal

Feds Give Navajo Nation Control of Native Youth Education System

In what Navajo Nation tribal leaders lauded as an historic agreement with the Bureau of Indian Education and the Department of the Interior, the Obama Administration has approved the first phase of the Navajo Nation’s request to implement an alternative system of accountability for schools.

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Feds Award $245 Million to Support High-Quality Charter Schools

The U.S. Department of Education announced today new grants totaling approximately $245 million under its Charter Schools Program (CSP), which funds the creation and expansion of public charter schools across the nation. Today’s grants are being awarded to state educational agencies and charter management organizations.

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Congress Hears Arguments on Proposed ESSA Funding Rule

Congress heard arguments for and against a proposed rule by the Obama administration to regulate equitable funding across districts in a House education subcommittee hearing Wednesday called “Supplanting the Law and Local Education Authority Through Regulatory Fiat.”

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Feds Grant $28.4 Million to Help Low-Income Students Take AP Tests

The U.S. Department of Education announced today that it has awarded $28.4 million in Advanced Placement (AP) grants to 41 states and Washington, D.C. as part of its efforts to boost college- and career-readiness for historically underserved students. The grants will help defray the costs of taking advanced placement tests for students from low-income families.

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