New guidance from the U.S. Department of Education says all private school students are entitled to “equitable services” under federal coronavirus emergency relief. Let’s explore what that means. Source: Education Week Link: Is Betsy DeVos Trying to Throw Private Schools a Lifeline Using Coronavirus Aid?
Six teacher-authors discuss what they learned over the past year and a half as they wrote books that are set to be published in the coming weeks. Source: Education Week Link: Writing a Book Is a ‘Teacher’s Version of Climbing Mount Everest’
Source: Education Week Link: Florida lawmakers head into budget talks to bridge .4B gap
As lawmakers weigh expansion of the state’s voucher and tax-credit scholarship programs, some renew a push for anti-discrimination protection for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer students. Source: Education Week Link: LGBTQ Issues Roil Florida School-Choice Debate
During calendar year 2019, the center catalogued 348 publicly-disclosed school cyber incidents. That includes malware outbreaks, phishing attacks, denial of service attacks, and more. Source: Education Week Link: Cyber Attacks on Schools Tripled in 2019, Report Finds
The Education Department programs the president wants to consolidate into a block grant deal with English-language acquisition, charter schools, after-school activities, rural education, and more. Source: Education Week Link: See the 29 Education Programs Trump Wants to Condense Into a Block Grant
Research shows demands put on school principals are increasing when it comes to instructional leadership. Greater demands bring out increasing gaps, and a need for better leadership development. Source: Education Week Link: What Should Leadership Development Look Like?
A textbook is no longer enough in many classrooms, writes Dan McDowell, but finding the right OER materials can be tricky. Source: Education Week Link: How to Harness the Tremendous Potential of Open Education Resources
What is special education? What do we know about the student special education population and the teachers who educate them? What percentage of students with disabilities are educated in regular classrooms? Source: Education Week Link: Special Education: Definition, Statistics, and Trends
Students who are both disabled and gifted are often overlooked when it comes to screening for gifted education. A California district found that it could buck the trend by casting a wider net for gifted students. Source: Education Week Link: ‘Twice Exceptional’ Students Miss Out on Gifted Classes