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August 27, 2015

White House Seeks HQT Extension for Teachers in Training

The Obama administration wants the so-called loophole in the federal HQT rules to be extended to ensure that alternative certification programs continue to supply teachers.

August 27, 2015

Administration Seeks Extension of 'Highly Qualified' Status for Trainee Teachers

The White House wants the so-called loophole in the federal HQT rules to be extended, warning that failure to do so could squeeze alternative certification programs.

August 27, 2015

Parents of ELLs With Disabilities Sue Philadelphia Schools

The complaint alleges that thousands of children are denied adequate special education services because their parents don't speak or read English.

August 19, 2015

'Opt-Out' Movement Has Little Public Backing, National Poll Reveals

An Education Next poll reveals relatively strong backing for federal testing, and mixed support for the Common Core State Standards.

August 13, 2015

Civil Rights Groups Target Dallas Birth Certificate Policy

Advocacy groups say the change could make it more difficult for thousands of school-aged U.S. citizens born to immigrant parents enroll in school.

August 05, 2015

'De-Identifying' Student Data: Next Front in the Privacy Wars?

De-identifying student data is often easier said than done, prompting new debate about the best way to protect student privacy without thwarting research and innovation.

July 22, 2015

Scaled-Back FERPA Overhaul Introduced in U.S. House

The Student Privacy Protection Act would update FERPA to ban the use of student information for targeted advertising and allow for fines of up to $1.5 million on educational agencies.

July 20, 2015

Obama Seeks to Connect Public Housing Residents to Low-Cost Internet

The ConnectHome initiative aims to help close the "homework gap" by enlisting corporations to provide affordable Internet to students living in public housing.

July 17, 2015

Helping Parents Find the Right Preschool, Via Better Web Tools

Public and privately funded web portals are being created to help parents pick a high-quality preschool based on data, rather than just intuition.

July 16, 2015

(Yet Another) Federal Student-Data-Privacy Bill Introduced

The bipartisan SAFE KIDS Act seeks to protect student data privacy by placing new prohibitions on companies and granting enforcement authority to the Federal Trade Commission.

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