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July 21, 2015

When Should ELL Test Results Matter Under the ESEA?

It's an issue to watch as Congress rewrites the Elementary and Secondary Education Act--and as states are approved for waiver renewals under the current law.

June 26, 2015

Florida Financial Literacy Efforts Hit Snag

Florida's governor vetoed funding for a financial literacy mandate, raising questions about the status of such efforts in that state.

June 18, 2015

More States Seek Flexibility in Accountability for ELLs

Florida got flexibility on English Language Learners and accountability. Now at least seven other states are also asking for similar for those students.

June 01, 2015

Obama Administration Grants NCLB Waiver to Florida Tribal School

The U.S. Department of Education is taking the unusual step of giving a single, tribal school flexibility from mandates of the No Child Left Behind Act.

May 28, 2015

Miami-Dade Postpones Proposed Changes to Foreign Language Instruction

Amid growing criticism of his "extended foreign language" program, Superintendent Alberto Carvalho will convene a task force to develop proposals that could roll out during the 2016-17 school year.

May 27, 2015

Former Tampa Schools Chief Lands Job as New York's State Education Commissioner

The New York Board of Regents voted to name MaryEllen Elia, the former superintendent of the Hillsborough County school system, as commissioner. She will earn a $250,000 annual salary.

May 22, 2015

Teacher Union Legal Opposition to School Choice Stumbles in Florida, Louisiana

Rulings by judges in Florida and Louisiana derailed separate teacher-union led lawsuits that questioned how school choice programs are funded in those states.

April 23, 2015

New Palm Beach, Fla., Superintendent to Be State's Highest Paid Schools Chief

Robert Avossa, currently superintendent in Fulton County, Ga., will earn a base salary of $325,000 per year when he starts his new job in July.

April 09, 2015

Florida Votes to Cut Tests, Lower Exams' Weight in Teacher Evaluations

The passage of the bill is the culmination of months of pressure in Florida to reduce the amount of testing as well as its consequences students, teachers and schools.

April 09, 2015

Schools Could Face Another Influx of Unaccompanied Minors, Analysis Shows

While districts can estimate how many new students they will be absorbing from the border crisis, many won't know the full scope of the resources they need until students show up.

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