[NHDOE-ETNews] Federal Education Policy Digest for August 13 - 17, 2018

Freeda, Stanley Stanley.Freeda at doe.nh.gov
Tue Aug 14 08:47:11 EDT 2018


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ITEM:  Federal Education Policy Digest for August 13 - 17, 2018


The House and Senate are adjourned for the August recess. The House will convene September 3 and the Senate will return on August 15.



News:

  *   The Los Angeles teachers union authorized a vote between August 23 - 30 to determine whether the union will strike. The union is seeking a 6.5% raise (retroactive to July 1, 2016), additional raises in the next 3 years, smaller class sizes, less testing, and "reasonable" accountability measures for charter schools. (Los Angeles Times<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.latimes.com_local_lanow_la-2Dme-2Dedu-2Dteachers-2Dschedule-2Dstrike-2Dauthorization-2D20180803-2Dstory.html&d=DwMGaQ&c=vYl7KJMDeuM7F-Nqf_hfailBifPmyspo7hrJGlNN7nU&r=DnsZDUX43WdR6j8xUSwiAd5EdpdUZ4TrPygeEzwZmLE&m=BnxiqfFb7yzm_0uGZurChLvL-n2bC5_jZ9m6-o6n5MU&s=lHy2xjOgyZ9iHJ3ZJB0fM88vHrZINWB0wIWxjT_Qa1E&e=>)
  *   Former Education Secretary Arne Duncan published a book titled "How Schools Work: An Inside Account of Failure and Success from One of the Nation's Longest-Serving Secretaries of Education<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.simonandschuster.com_books_How-2DSchools-2DWork_Arne-2DDuncan_9781501173059&d=DwMGaQ&c=vYl7KJMDeuM7F-Nqf_hfailBifPmyspo7hrJGlNN7nU&r=DnsZDUX43WdR6j8xUSwiAd5EdpdUZ4TrPygeEzwZmLE&m=BnxiqfFb7yzm_0uGZurChLvL-n2bC5_jZ9m6-o6n5MU&s=RTNB1-mPjUglwjVfvmW_Ccqz6_X-2zH9A6NzR-Veipk&e=>".

  *   The Common Application announced plans to remove the criminal history question from their portion of the application beginning for the 2019-2020 application year. Individual schools will still be able to inquire about the criminal history of applicants in the customizable portions of the application.
  *   A group of Democrats, including Sens. Murray, Feinstein, Harris, Bennet, Blumenthal, and numerous others sent a letter<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.help.senate.gov_imo_media_doc_080618-2520PM-2DFeinstein-2520Affirmative-2520Action-2520Letter.pdf&d=DwMGaQ&c=vYl7KJMDeuM7F-Nqf_hfailBifPmyspo7hrJGlNN7nU&r=DnsZDUX43WdR6j8xUSwiAd5EdpdUZ4TrPygeEzwZmLE&m=BnxiqfFb7yzm_0uGZurChLvL-n2bC5_jZ9m6-o6n5MU&s=rCVEd7k0QHqCzDVw_URloDvAu_yHjztwGl24frygkhY&e=> to Sec. DeVos and Attorney General Sessions regarding the administration's decision to "rescind civil rights guidance addressing racial integration and diversity" in schools and colleges.



Department of Education:

  *   The Department of Education issued guidance <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www2.ed.gov_policy_elsec_leg_essa_letterforessatitleialeahomelesssetaside.pdf&d=DwMGaQ&c=vYl7KJMDeuM7F-Nqf_hfailBifPmyspo7hrJGlNN7nU&r=DnsZDUX43WdR6j8xUSwiAd5EdpdUZ4TrPygeEzwZmLE&m=BnxiqfFb7yzm_0uGZurChLvL-n2bC5_jZ9m6-o6n5MU&s=agyskuo2brpmluXdZ4ck2CHeV5-h60KCOVC7Dv5-oIA&e=> on Title I, Part A reservation to serve homeless students. The guidance seeks to clarify responses to the following questions:

     *   Does the ESEA require an LEA to reserve Title I funds under section 1113(c)(3) if all schools in the LEA are Title I schools?
     *   Does the ESEA require an LEA to reserve a specific amount of Title I funds to serve homeless students under section 1113(c)(3)?

  *   The Department of Education announced $138,000 in federal aid through the Project School Emergency Response to Violence (SERV) grant program for Marshall County School District, KY to support recovery from the deadly shooting on January 23.


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