Betsy DeVos vows to make standardized tests great again: 4 questions answered | #Education

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced on Sept. 3 that the government intended to enforce federal rules that require all states to administer standardized tests at K-12 public schools during the 2020-2021 school year. Nicholas Tampio, a Fordham University political scientist who researches education policy, puts this declaration into context. 1….

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Missouri Board of Education has lengthy discussion about the state of charter schools | #Education

Robbyn Wahby The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s website says the state has had 28 charter schools close since 2005. Robbyn Wahby, executive director of the Missouri Charter Public School Commission, says most of the closures are due to poor academic performance. “If families don’t choose to go…

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Polk County Board of Education September meeting notes – The Tryon Daily Bulletin | #Education

Roughly a third of Polk County Schools students have opted to begin the 2020-2021 school year learning remotely, the Polk County Board of Education learned Monday night.During the board’s regular monthly meeting, held at Stearns Education Center, Polk County Schools Superintendent Aaron Greene updated the board on how the district…

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Secretary DeVos Announces Student-Centered Grant Awards to Expand Personalized Learning through Course Access, Student-Centered Funding | #Education

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced new funding for two grant programs focused on meeting students’ unique learning needs and improving student outcomes. The Expanding Access to Well-Rounded Courses Demonstration Grants Program supports school districts’ efforts to develop distance-learning opportunities, expand their course offerings, and ensure…

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Livingston Board of Ed Adjusts Public Comment Guidelines for Future Meetings | #Education

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In order to maintain the usual formality, decorum and efficiency of Livingston Board of Education (LBOE) meetings in the virtual format while still allowing community members to ask questions and voice their opinions, the district has adjusted its public comment guidelines for all future meetings. “Last week,…

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Sparta’s Elementary Students to Get Back In School Ahead of Schedule | #Education

SPARTA, NJ – Sparta School District’s elementary school students will be back at their desks with their teachers sooner than anticipated.  According to acting Superintendent Patrick McQueeney, Alpine Elementary School will open to Kindergarten and first grade students on Tuesday, September 29. Then on Monday, October 12 students from second…

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