Federal policy and reform

Some school officials are bracing for a spike in student meal debt as paperwork requirements return.
The founder of Royals for Women’s Rights at Hamilton Southeastern High School says education and open discussions are crucial.
Schools need to make sure students aren’t being disciplined for behavior related to their disability, especially as the effects of the pandemic drag on, new guidance says.
New federal legislation will help keep school meal programs financially afloat this fall and get more food to kids this summer.
Experts also expect some increase in teen births and decreases to women’s educational attainment, but the magnitude is hard to predict.
The proposal is the latest step by the Biden administration to strengthen protections for LGBTQ students at school.
But the decision won’t turn on a money spigot for religious private schools.
The new data suggests that the charter sector was experiencing growing pains even before controversial rules proposed by the Biden administration.
Education Secretary Miguel Cardona called for raising teacher pay in a speech Thursday.
“It’s important to make sure that the stewardship of the program — particularly with respect to accountability and fiscal responsibility — is there,” said Assistant Education Secretary Roberto Rodríguez.
President Biden urged lawmakers to act after 18 students and a teacher were shot and killed at a Texas elementary school on Tuesday.
It will be welcome news for school leaders worried about inflation and supply chain issues.
It remains unclear how useful the data would be in its early forms, but would be a significant step toward assembling data on nonbinary students.
Polis is one of few elected Democrats to speak out against the changes, which could make it harder for charters to get startup grants.
With the end of the school year approaching, NYC schools have spent just about half of this year’s COVID relief, according to a comptroller report.
Mayor Eric Adams wants to give summer jobs to all youth who want one. But undocumented youth can’t participate in the program.
Some researchers say it’s likely. Federal NAEP scores have been stagnant for high schoolers, but that could be due to falling dropout rates.
Biden also wants to increase money for community schools, English learners, and students with disabilities.
They have run up against the national labor shortage and supply chain issues.
With pandemic waivers set to expire, schools are bracing for higher meal costs and summer planning hiccups.
Biden sought to increase Title I by $20 billion. A new budget deal would increase it by $1 billion.
The President beseeching citizens to pitch in at schools is an unusual move, but reflects the tumult of the last few years
Tutoring and enrichment programs require finding staff to work extra hours in a moment when educators feel overworked.
Earning a four-year degree while incarcerated may become possible in Colorado as a prison education program and Pell Grant financial aid expand.
Secretary Miguel Cardona also challenged schools to offer intensive tutoring to help students catch up.
As schools struggle with staffing shortages, federal officials say they should consider raising salaries and hiring more substitutes.
Parents are taking different actions as a result of the conflict. Some even are pulling their children out of public schools.
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