12/13/2019- ‘Maryland would invest $130 million more for pre-K and other education priorities, under a plan announced Friday by Gov. Larry Hogan.’
12/12/2019- ‘Idaho’s four public college and university presidents came together today to announce that they’ll freeze undergraduate, in-state tuition and fees for next year at this year’s level — the first such statewide freeze in 43 years.’
12/11/2019- ‘Louisiana’s K-12 and postsecondary education boards met Wednesday, Dec. 11 and set a goal for all high school freshmen, starting with the class of 2025, to graduate with some type of college credit or vocational credential, or both.’
12/18/2019- ‘Utah lawmakers have approved lowering the state’s income tax while increasing taxes on food, gasoline and a list of services in a sweeping, contentious tax-change package.’
12/16/2019- ‘There’s a new statewide push to attract more minority educators to diversify North Carolina’s overwhelmingly white teaching workforce.’
12/17/2019- ‘A group of Colorado lawmakers spent Monday afternoon plugging numbers into a proposed new school finance formula, squinting at a projection of a computer model to determine “whose cheese got moved.”’
12/16/2019- ‘The 29-member group is made up of several state legislators along with the state superintendent of education and other advocates, providers and school officials.’
Research and Analysis
This graphic, produced by NPR for a series on public school spending, is based on an Education Week Research Center analysis of federal data that shows spending levels per student in most U.S. school districts for fiscal year 2013.
One of the key takeaways from “Becoming Visible” — a recent report that analyzes state efforts to bring high-quality Native American educational content into all K–12 classrooms across the U.S. — is that transformational efforts are necessary to correct false narratives about Native Americans.
Policy Roundup compiled by NAfME’s Matt Barusch.