Tag: ESSA

Importance Of College Drops Nearly 50% Among Young Adults In Just Six Years. See more national education news here

| December 17, 2019
Importance Of College Drops Nearly 50% Among Young Adults In Just Six Years. See more national education news here

If you weren’t already worried about U.S. higher education, you should be now. When asked how important a college education is today, 41% of U.S. adults aged 18-29 say “very important,” which is down a whopping 45% since 2013 when 74% said the same. These new Gallup findings point to a potential disaster—looming on the very near horizon—for higher education, our country and in particular, our youth. But instead of perseverating over the very bad news here, let’s break down the two biggest problems behind this drop and highlight some opportunities to address them. 

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The other school funding divide: States with more poor students tend to spend less, creating hard-to-fix disparities. See more national education news here

| August 6, 2019
The other school funding divide: States with more poor students tend to spend less, creating hard-to-fix disparities. See more national education news here

… districts serving low-income students and students of color get less in state and local education dollars. That matters, as dollars translate into more education services and better academic outcomes, according to recent research.

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Snow days are being transformed into online learning days in some schools across the US. See more national education news here

| February 5, 2019
Snow days are being transformed into online learning days in some schools across the US. See more national education news here

More schools across the country are experimenting with eLearning as a way to keep children learning, even when the building closes for inclement weather.

From fires and mudslides on the West Coast to winter storms and hurricanes on the East Coast, many schools have lost valuable days of classes, putting students behind.

For some students in North Carolina, schools were closed for weeks due to impassable roads and lingering damage in school buildings following Hurricane Florence.

School districts decide how they utilize canceled school days due to bad weather, and more are opting for online learning.

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Your Opportunity to Give Input on Arizona’s Education Priorities is Here

| August 29, 2016
Your Opportunity to Give Input on Arizona’s Education Priorities is Here

The state’s Department of Education is inviting all Arizonans to share their priorities for education by responding to an online survey, the results of which will be used to develop Arizona’s plan for implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

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Join Superintendent Douglas for a Virtual We Are Listening Tour on 8/31

| August 29, 2016
Join Superintendent Douglas for a Virtual We Are Listening Tour on 8/31

Superintendent Douglas will be hosting a virtual We Are Listening Tour Wednesday, August 31, at 10 a.m.

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Superintendent Douglas Invites Arizonans to Provide Feedback on ESSA

| July 13, 2016
Superintendent Douglas Invites Arizonans to Provide Feedback on ESSA

Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas today invited all Arizonans to share their feedback with the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) on the upcoming implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). ESSA, which will replace No Child Left Behind as the primary federal legislation addressing America’s public education system, is scheduled to be implemented in the 2017-2018 school year.

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New Data Shows Foster Care Children Lag Behind Peers in Academic Success

| December 17, 2015
New Data Shows Foster Care Children Lag Behind Peers in Academic Success

A newly released study finds Arizona students in foster care fare worse academically than their peers, even those who are considered to be at risk because of other factors,  such as poverty, language barriers and learning disabilities. The report, Arizona’s Invisible Achievement Gap, highlights a critical issue affecting foster children: disruptions have a devastating impact […]

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