[NHDOE-ETNews] Federal Education Policy Updates - February 26 – March 2

Freeda, Stanley Stanley.Freeda at doe.nh.gov
Tue Feb 27 07:50:34 EST 2018


Today on the ETNews Listserv
ITEM:  Federal Education Policy Updates - February 26 – March 2



News:

  *   The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) published the agency's Net Neutrality repeal in the Federal Register <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.federalregister.gov_documents_2018_02_22_2018-2D03464_restoring-2Dinternet-2Dfreedom&d=DwMGaQ&c=vYl7KJMDeuM7F-Nqf_hfailBifPmyspo7hrJGlNN7nU&r=DnsZDUX43WdR6j8xUSwiAd5EdpdUZ4TrPygeEzwZmLE&m=PNS8vK_VxIUO6jigBO4lfYQ8UItLdmNNIjRTknA46LA&s=QjLSZ9mNfDUiKYNErbglEueO5JPDXBxzMez1kE6NklA&e=> with an effective date of April 23, 2018.
  *   The FCC released an updated National Broadband Map<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__broadbandmap.fcc.gov_-23_&d=DwMGaQ&c=vYl7KJMDeuM7F-Nqf_hfailBifPmyspo7hrJGlNN7nU&r=DnsZDUX43WdR6j8xUSwiAd5EdpdUZ4TrPygeEzwZmLE&m=PNS8vK_VxIUO6jigBO4lfYQ8UItLdmNNIjRTknA46LA&s=YOPg1Ww-UijSxR4V3x5C6NF3jGFkPHIoleo3GNEaqw4&e=>. The new map offers more granular information about broadband speeds than previous versions but does not include mobile coverage. The Commission invited public, including schools, input on the map's accuracy.



Department of Education News:

  *   The U.S. Department of Education (Department) will post<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www2.ed.gov_policy_elsec_leg_essa_scfp_studentcentered.html&d=DwMGaQ&c=vYl7KJMDeuM7F-Nqf_hfailBifPmyspo7hrJGlNN7nU&r=DnsZDUX43WdR6j8xUSwiAd5EdpdUZ4TrPygeEzwZmLE&m=PNS8vK_VxIUO6jigBO4lfYQ8UItLdmNNIjRTknA46LA&s=DY_m5LFXCx23CMXytHy6J5rDwP6YgTelJQbKGZ8jI40&e=> recordings of two webinars held last week regarding a new pilot to afford local educational agencies (LEAs) flexibility to create equitable, student-centered funding systems. The official application<http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001SbUYr9XgAi0zLj9R3afXMaXEFtxCZhjaisgFnRV8IzgxPOT3ytd3DiF4_enkh1jC1uAARFGvuYVXL20UG9cb4GE1GrzT73LEIT9spv5HuboD5ZSU_91UtjieDNyaCqhd95GtNhnje-uDZ6VD5Z7yKf_GGECt3X9mVWTrhIwsgYvtalHanX1b73esrjDEiT3F16s0suxIi18YgfpaSS9Hxe8Bs-Ssj4-Wh2KgQqTKvaf4W618-cu03yFrMnybdG6I4WHoNpb6Dp94iHd5w5TWl85Z19tlnotBbS_3awJ3bdXTxnD5UJLXiXWW-Wleh9E9rFNVQtRMZ1KcwlhhGAubqhbscBdcjm_6RgIZzTBc-Hj1apu-tzTrJR58-t1o9b-MhPM8RNrOBd1BthR9gG5OCmHxkAcWSMrxXmAZofEIy2cTEBzrpO8D5y6-zv-Mc1e1Ra_uqD4upA3qjjuMLS_JRck9vUqx27mzW4YJ2YlzGezbOQ9q-QpGM1T0S3eq34aN62e3_3DkaC_6tuf94ovkiXBTx2GUTSr6U5OIzytiV-3iOgJEJqXJA-64Znl9en5qTX2g97MLWYvnY-L3FOn4frilOXfcPBOmh5V1VDGphi5ZkCVygzhHVNZCbm33tdA8chl2GRlEMYI_GympNy-OqO6kOdQasRjXUvpFRaSVU2fZZN4LL6ZdhfnUtHwmOS9vn_VnAkmR_ykowpi8tMtoHVvnMzqUfAg7DCrBn8UtPFjwUl1fzh4k1mvYuxXWIYaEocoQot9d62wIRhwxJIeO6EASoX_ysagUiv6N8uTZfyGHIonTBUas2_Z7UDE1hg7UVPkmEcwh-Gnscq9xUX5W2k6ax967k-aq&c=Wp2MHqaMnr231Fl5JQjDFUJTNJ7L5G8fa0lm6YwGwHBbS2knJneNqg==&ch=4mcXMk3VOWmr5Io5sBEzezcrcobVFI9M_dyC2GEm21qZaPCzOkvWzQ==> became available on Friday, February 9 on the Department's web site, and the application deadline is Monday, March 12 for those LEAs planning to implement in school year 2018-19 or July 15 for those LEAs expecting to implement in school year 2019-20.
  *   The Department of Education announced a Request for Information on Evaluating Undue Hardship Claims in Adversary Actions Seeking Student Loan Discharge in Bankruptcy Proceedings<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__s3.amazonaws.com_public-2Dinspection.federalregister.gov_2018-2D03537.pdf&d=DwMGaQ&c=vYl7KJMDeuM7F-Nqf_hfailBifPmyspo7hrJGlNN7nU&r=DnsZDUX43WdR6j8xUSwiAd5EdpdUZ4TrPygeEzwZmLE&m=PNS8vK_VxIUO6jigBO4lfYQ8UItLdmNNIjRTknA46LA&s=MndihBkDCRoIYBCr2NxejhtipwVYWtYedKrCARRFfiU&e=>. The Department plans to accept public feedback on the issue for the next 90 days.



ESSA Updates:

  *   Idaho<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.sde.idaho.gov_topics_consolidated-2Dplan_files_02-2D2018-2DIdaho-2DConsolidated-2DState-2DPlan.pdf&d=DwMGaQ&c=vYl7KJMDeuM7F-Nqf_hfailBifPmyspo7hrJGlNN7nU&r=DnsZDUX43WdR6j8xUSwiAd5EdpdUZ4TrPygeEzwZmLE&m=PNS8vK_VxIUO6jigBO4lfYQ8UItLdmNNIjRTknA46LA&s=AIT3CPJQ1v2VVy4dGonV38alfEMo99tX2M6DfxDo5sc&e=> and South Carolina<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__ed.sc.gov_newsroom_every-2Dstudent-2Dsucceeds-2Dact-2Dessa_revised-2Dsc-2Dconsolidated-2Dstate-2Dplan-2D2-2D15-2D2018_&d=DwMGaQ&c=vYl7KJMDeuM7F-Nqf_hfailBifPmyspo7hrJGlNN7nU&r=DnsZDUX43WdR6j8xUSwiAd5EdpdUZ4TrPygeEzwZmLE&m=PNS8vK_VxIUO6jigBO4lfYQ8UItLdmNNIjRTknA46LA&s=9WtD6HChsATNgjNr10hIZxXGQk-5842Q3bo48vdsRpg&e=> recently updated and resubmitted their State Plans to USED.



Publications:

  *   The College Board released its reports<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__reports.collegeboard.org_ap-2Dprogram-2Dresults&d=DwMGaQ&c=vYl7KJMDeuM7F-Nqf_hfailBifPmyspo7hrJGlNN7nU&r=DnsZDUX43WdR6j8xUSwiAd5EdpdUZ4TrPygeEzwZmLE&m=PNS8vK_VxIUO6jigBO4lfYQ8UItLdmNNIjRTknA46LA&s=zDW8-qiywwO4ww40-39adtERFN3aRZ4eWcOiH0y_S5c&e=> on the Class of 2017.
  *   Future Ready Schools released a guidebook titled "Blending Teaching and Technology: Simple Strategies for Improved Student Learning<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__futureready.org_about-2Dthe-2Deffort_blendedlearning_&d=DwMGaQ&c=vYl7KJMDeuM7F-Nqf_hfailBifPmyspo7hrJGlNN7nU&r=DnsZDUX43WdR6j8xUSwiAd5EdpdUZ4TrPygeEzwZmLE&m=PNS8vK_VxIUO6jigBO4lfYQ8UItLdmNNIjRTknA46LA&s=ka20kvULGfp8cGPCf-w2H_k6cPtV2DJPk-wLlXWxOBM&e=>".



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