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4 Career Skills Needed to Weather Change In Education by the Apollo Research Institute was originally posted on GettingSmart.com. Like almost all fields today, the education sector has grown more complex in recent decades and faces a daunting set of challenges. Administrators in K-12 education, for example, must contend with inadequate funding and an aging [...]
A new blog post from New America Foundation’s Laura Bornfreund entitled Measuring Student Learning in the District-Level Race to the Top, provides readers with additional insight into how the Department of Education is thinking about measuring student achievement with this high-stakes grant competition, before applications are due in Washington at the end of next month. [...]
As soon as ink dried on the continuing resolution establishing the federal FY 2012 budget, education budget and policy analysts began sorting through the complexities of the legislation, searching for clues about what the impact would be on teachers, students, and the quality of teaching and learning in America’s public schools.
Big developments on the funding scene, which will continue to impact district and state spending for the foreseeable future, appear to be focused in three specific areas:
- Carry-over funds from American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Title I, in addition to other ARRA funds, still available at the state level
- New waiver flexibilities from ESEA regulations, including the ability for districts to circumvent Supplemental Education Services (SES) requirements and offer tutorial support in-house as opposed to via contracts with external SES providers
- New policy recommendations from the Title I and special education communities that provide insight into how funds can legally be used to implement rigorous response to intervention approaches in school districts without violating supplement not supplant regulations