CA schools freed from costly after-school tutoring mandate

February 1, 2016 – After spending more than $142 million on tutoring last school year, the US Department of Education granted California a waiver from sanctions established under No Child Left Behind, which mandated that low-achieving schools pay for outside tutoring (KPCC). »

Schools get state tech grant

January 29, 2016 – New Haven Public Schools received nearly half a million dollars in technology grants from the Connecticut Department of Education to provide students more access to computer-based learning (New Haven Independent). »

Common Core, from the bottom up: Guest commentary

January 28, 2016 – LAUSD Local District Superintendent Christopher Downing and E4E-Los Angeles teacher Debbie Siriwardene highlight the potential of Common Core and the need for teachers, students, families, and leaders to work together to improve implementation (Daily Breeze). »

E4E Teachers Talk Back: Stuart Beckford

January 27, 2016 – In this conversation with E4E-Connecticut Outreach Director John Tucker, Stuart shares his thoughts and experiences as an advocate within his union. »

Dems, GOP to talk school aid, pensions?

January 26, 2016 – On Monday, Illinois State Senate President Cullerton revealed his plans to rewrite the state funding formula for schools, linking them to the current state budget discussion (Illinois News Network). »

School violence: Choose proactive prevention, not more policing

January 26, 2016 – A St. Paul Central graduate speaks about recent violence and urges stakeholders to be proactive in their approach to building positive school climate and to not react by increasing the presence of school resource officers (The Pioneer Press). »

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