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Chaos, change and no change at all: 3 stories of school money
Chaos, change and no change at all: 3 stories of school money
My goal for this special session is to keep the schools open, said Sam Brownback, Republican governor of Kansas, talking about a high-stakes gathering today in Topeka. He called lawmakers back from their vacations for a special session after the state'...
Schools reminded not to delay special ed evaluations
Schools reminded not to delay special ed evaluations
Officials at the U.S. Department of Education are raising concerns that school districts are inappropriately holding up or preventing evaluations of kids who may have disabilities. In a notice sent to state education leaders across the country this spr...
CPS offers appeals for shrinking, confusing school budgets
CPS offers appeals for shrinking, confusing school budgets
As Chicago Public School principals contend with about $140 million less than they had to spend a year ago, the district said will accept formal appeals for more money starting Aug. 1.
Feds sketch out details of literacy center for students with disabilities
Feds sketch out details of literacy center for students with disabilities
The Every Student Succeeds Act, the successor to No Child Left Behind, promised the creation of a center aimed at reducing illiteracy among students in special education (among other provisions affecting students with disabilities). Now we have an bett...
Sparking curiosity for fractions with tasks that feel real to students
Sparking curiosity for fractions with tasks that feel real to students
Fractions come up all the time in everyday life, and yet, they are often a difficult concept for elementary school-aged children to grasp. One way to help kids understand fractions as concrete things is to give them real world examples. In this Teachin...