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July 29, 2014

House, Senate Far Apart on Emergency Aid for Border Crisis

Congress appears unlikely to reach an agreement on emergency funds to address the surge of unaccompanied minors flowing across the Southwest border from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras.

July 28, 2014

For Schools With Child Immigrants, What Resources Are Available?

School districts that absorb large numbers of recently-arrived immigrants can use a key stream of federal funding for support.

July 25, 2014

Federal Data-Privacy Guidelines Urge Better Communication With Parents

New guidance from the U.S. Education Department focuses on transparency, but some advocates want new policies and more accountability.

July 24, 2014

Obama Administration Announces $2.5 Million for Tribes to Take Over Schools

The Obama administration takes first steps toward moving the long-troubled Bureau of Indian Education agency away from directly operating schools for Native American children and turning more control over to tribes.

July 23, 2014

Border Crisis Draws Conflicting Emergency-Spending Bills in Congress

The House and Senate have drafted vastly different emergency spending measures aimed at addressing the surge of unaccompanied minors streaming across the U.S.-Mexico border.

July 23, 2014

Parent Groups Call for Congressional Data-Privacy Hearings

A new coalition of parents and activists is pressing Congress to better protect students' sensitive educational information.

July 14, 2014

Khan Academy To Be Subject of Ed. Department Evaluation

The U.S. Department of Education has launched a $3 million evaluation of Khan Academy in community college math classes.

July 11, 2014

FCC Approves E-Rate Modernization Along Partisan Lines

The FCC on Friday approved some of the biggest structural changes to the E-rate in the federal program's 18-year history.

July 10, 2014

E-Rate Modernization Proposal the Focus of Last-Minute Lobbying

Rural school advocates have questioned whether they will lose money as part of FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's proposal to change the E-rate, which the commission will consider on July 11.

July 07, 2014

Ed. Dept. Says States Must Update Teacher-Distribution Plans

The Education Department wants states to re-submit "equity plans" to ensure that effective teachers are matched with disadvantaged and minority students.

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