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Feds release new guidance for homeless students

July 27, 2016
The Education Department this morning is taking action to help states and districts better serve the nation’s 1.3 million homeless children through the Every Student Succeeds Act. Federal officials are putting out guidance on the issue, noting that ESSA reauthorized the McKinney-Vento Education for Homeless Children and Youths program. The department also points out that homeless students face significant academic and socio-emotional issues, including an increased risk of dropping out of school. Read more

Commentary, After three years, readiness measures are still not ready

Cabinet Report
July 27, 2016
It simply is not the role of public education to send every graduate merrily packing to a university, nor is there evidence that our young people would be better off even if that was a priority. If educators are concerned with results after graduation and we value employment as much as institutes of higher learning – as we should – we need to find a way to measure preparatory efforts in relation to all possible options. Read more

SD charter agrees to changes, wins state appeal

San Diego Union Tribune
July 22, 2016
Amid escalating disputes over where charter schools can operate satellite campuses, one charter network has agreed to change its governance model and remove some “resource centers” from the San Diego Unified School District’s jurisdiction. Read more

A Guide to the Latest Charter School Showdown

Voice of San Diego
July 22, 2016
If school district don’t approve a charter’s petition, charters can appeal the decision to county boards of education and then to the state.  San Diego County has been ground zero for legal fights over where charter schools can open satellite campuses, or so-called resource centers.  It’s a complicated issue that comes down to lack of clarity in the state’s Education code. Read more

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