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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.

Adrian Vega implements school leadership prep academies

DA Staff
March, 2017
Adrian Vega is the school superintendent of San Benito Consolidated ISD in Texas.

Adrian Vega, superintendent of San Benito Consolidated ISD in Texas, has implemented leadership prep academies that promote professional development among aspiring leaders in the district.

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. 

Schools zoom in on STEM equity

Carolyn Crist
March, 2017
STRIDES IN SCIENCE—An educator tests a tech tool at an NSTA conference in Minneapolis. Speakers at the 2017 national conference will share insight on equity for English language learners, and for low-income and special education students. (Mike Weiss)

With the U.S. Department of Education doling out billions of dollars to promote diversity and to support low-income schools in 2017, administrators across the country are also working to better serve students of all backgrounds, abilities and interests.

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