10/1/19- ‘Although historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and other minority-serving institutions (MSIs) are chronically underfunded, gridlock in Congress may further drain their coffers.’
9/26/19- ‘Six out of 10 Michigan school districts started this school year without enough full-time teachers to fill their classrooms, according to a survey of Michigan school superintendents.’
9/30/19- ‘Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed the next state budget Monday hours before the deadline to fund government, while using line-item vetoes to block nearly $1 billion in spending proposed by the Republican-led Legislature.’
9/27/19- ‘The Chicago Teachers Union has voted to authorize a strike. So now what? Here’s a guide to what to expect.’
9/18/19- ‘More students will qualify for Kansas universities after the elimination of a rule that they take courses in English, math and science in order to be admitted.’
9/23/19- ‘Florida education commissioner Richard Corcoran announced in July that improved teacher compensation would be a “huge component” of Gov. Ron DeSantis’ agenda for the 2020 legislative session.’
9/23/19- ‘West Virginia’s special session is officially over.The Senate adjourned the education-focused session after a brief meeting Monday, capping a gridlocked legislative overtime where lawmakers approved a sweeping GOP plan to allow the state’s first charter schools despite heavy protests from teachers.’
Policy Roundup brought to you by NAfME’s Matt Barusch.