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October 22, 2010

What Has IDEA Meant to You?

The Department of Education is seeking personal stories as part of a 35th anniversary commemoration event.

October 19, 2010

Reps. Polis, Davis Introduce Educator-Evaluation Bill

Reps. Polis and Davis have introduced a bill seeking to make Title I funding contingent on the establishment of new educator evaluation systems.

October 18, 2010

Survey Outlines District Ed-Tech Priorities

A new survey released by the National School Boards Association tracks the trends and opinions of more than 200 ed-tech leaders.

October 18, 2010

Obama to Sign Order for White House Hispanic Initiative

President Obama is expected to sign an executive order tomorrow that will establish a presidential advisory commission on Hispanic education and a federal interagency working group on improving Hispanic education and the lives of Latinos.

October 18, 2010

Alabama Asks Permission to Cut Spec. Ed. Funding for a Year

Five states have said that reduced revenue is forcing them to cut state special education spending for one year.

October 05, 2010

Ed. Dept. Announces Postsecondary Transition Grants

Several federal initiatives will address employment, eduction and teacher training.

October 04, 2010

Tackling Alternate Assessments

An organization leading a group that will create new Common Core tests says students with severe cognitive disabilities can be tested on academic standards.

October 01, 2010

Boston ELLs Who Missed Out To Get Makeup Services

Boston English-language learners who since 2003 didn't get the ELL services that they were entitled to under federal law are eligible to receive makeup services under a settlement agreement signed today by Boston Public Schools with the U.S. Departments of Justice and Education.

October 01, 2010

Boston District and Feds Settle on How to Fix ELL Violations

The U.S. Department of Justice and Education reached a settlement agreement today on how Boston Public Schools will fix violations of the civil rights of English-language learners, according to a press release from the Justice Department.

September 28, 2010

Civil Rights Groups Say Race to the Top Ignored ELLs

The needs of English-language learners weren't on the radar screen of reviewers who judged states' applications for the $3.4 billion federal Race to the Top competition, some members of civil rights groups contend.

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