State & National News
12/15/2020- ‘Teachers’ unions largely support plans to put educators near the front of the line, but given availability and logistics, that might not be enough to open more schools in the spring.’
12/16/2020- ‘Gov. Kate Brown is calling Oregon lawmakers back to the Capitol for a one-day special session, asking them to approve hundreds of millions of dollars to aid people and communities struggling with the pandemic and the effect of this summer’s devastating wildfires.’
12/10/2020- ‘Philadelphia’s school board is changing the way it operates.’
12/10/2020- ‘The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) has released its annual report on the condition and needs of the state’s public schools.’
12/10/2020- ‘The STAAR exam will continue for this school year, according to the Texas Education Agency, but the “A” through “F” rating system will be paused.’
Research and Analysis
Total state grant aid increased by more than 3 percent during the 2018-19 academic year — a smaller increase than the year prior, but an increase nonetheless.
Policy Roundup compiled by NAfME’s Matt Barusch.