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Etching details into ESSA education plans

DA Staff
March, 2017

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.

A model for school integration

Jessica Ablamsky
March, 2017
SOURCE: The Century Foundation's socio-economic integration strategies in schools.

Many districts across the country struggle with increasing demographic homogeneity more than 60 years after the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education. 

Sanctuary city school districts brace for executive order to withhold funds

Angela Pascopella
March, 2017
SCHOOLS SOURCE: Pew Research Center, "Overall Number of U.S. Immigrants Holds Steady Since 2009"

School districts in Los Angeles and other sanctuary cities are bracing for an impact from President Trump’s executive order to withhold federal support from sanctuary cities.

K12 educators, lawmakers divided over graduation tests

Jessica Terrell
February, 2017
In the last two years, Multiple states, including California and Arizona, have dropped or suspended exit exams in high schools.

Efforts to implement new high school graduation exams in Ohio and New Jersey are faltering, as some educators grow more concerned about the number of students struggling to meet the strict requirements. 

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