11/19/2019- ‘The House passed a short-term spending bill Tuesday that would avert a government shutdown Friday…’
11/19/2019- ‘Frustrated by years of stagnant wages and diminishing ranks, thousands of teachers flooded downtown Indianapolis Tuesday for a day of action that closed more than half of the state’s public school districts.’
11/6/2019- ‘Texas Education Agency Commissioner Mike Morath informed Houston ISD of those plans in a letter Wednesday. He also sent letters saying the state would take over Shepherd and Snyder ISDs.’
11/19/2019- ‘Houston Independent School District’s largest teachers union and three educators filed a motion Tuesday to join a lawsuit brought by HISD’s school board, uniting with trustees who are fighting in court to stop the Texas Education Agency from stripping power from the district’s elected representatives.’
11/18/2019- ‘A two-year state budget proposed Monday by Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon would avoid further agency spending cuts for now but dip into a reserve fund to make ends meet amid declining revenue.’
11/19/2019- ‘After making waves in West Virginia, Oklahoma, Arizona, Kentucky, North Carolina and beyond, the Red for Ed movement has now spread to Indiana.’
11/21/2019- ‘A Maryland commission on education approved a plan on Thursday to update the state’s funding formula to increase teacher pay and implement a wide-ranging proposal to improve schools with billions of dollars in added spending over the next decade.’
Research and Analysis
The U.S. Department of Education released first-year earnings data for thousands of college programs. Some see a way to judge programs’ value — while others question the data’s value.
Policy Roundup compiled by NAfME’s Matt Barusch.