Showdown Over HBCU Funding Escalates in Senate
11/5/2019- ‘Democrats are holding out against a GOP proposal for a permanent funding mechanism out of concern it could derail broader reforms.’
Arts, SEL collaboration boosts school climate, assessment options
11/4/2019- ‘In the “whole-child” era, experts at a Turnaround Arts event described how the arts can help educators meet school goals and improve student learning.’
New Mexico teachers evaluated under revamped criteria
10/24/2019- ‘Annual performance evaluations are done and have been delivered to nearly 20,000 public school teachers across New Mexico as the state places a new emphasis on classroom observations by principals and leaves out student test scores.’
ID: State Board Approves New Enrollment Reporting Rule
10/21/2019- ‘Two months after the school year began, the State Board of Education has approved a new rule outlining how school leaders are supposed to report full-time student enrollment numbers to the state.’
With equity in mind, Regents begin inquiry into state graduation standards
11/4/2019- ‘State education officials on Monday officially launched their quest to reform the state’s graduation standards with a focus on schools’ use of high-stakes testing to determine students’ proficiency.’
Research & Analysis
ROI on Professional Development Can Pay Off for Decades
10/29/2019- ‘Professional development for improving teacher effectiveness has residual benefits that last for decades.’
Making the Grade 2019 provides compelling evidence that K-12 public school funding continues to be deeply unfair in many states and a major factor contributing to disparities in education resources, opportunities and outcomes for the 50 million public school children across the United States.
Policy Roundup compiled by NAfME’s Matt Barusch.