Archive for 2015

    • Happy Holidays from Cabinet Report

      (Calif.) With many schools closing for the holidays and many of our readers taking time off, we too, will be taking a brief respite to recharge and begin planning for 2016. Thank all of you for supporting our efforts and have a wonderful Christmas and New Year. Cabinet Report will suspend operations beginning Dec. 21 and resume on Jan. 4.

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    • First-time Title IX data for 2015-16 coming due

      (Calif.) The first reporting deadline for a new set of data reflecting public school sports participation by gender is six months away, but state education officials are reminding districts that the information must include all activities that have occurred since the beginning of this school year.

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    • District mulling $5 million in safety measures

      (Mass.) While physical security features such as door locks and surveillance cameras can help to keep students safe and deter would-be criminals, Worcester Community Schools should take a broader approach to school safety that includes much more community engagement.

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    • Congress makes school attendance a national priority

      (District of Columbia) Increasing the emphasis on getting more of the nation’s K-12 students to show up for class, the newly-approved federal education law will require Title I schools to report chronic absenteeism broken down by subgroup.

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    • Oregon adopts bond program to fund school construction

      (Ore.) The state board of education last week approved a set of temporary rules governing a new program that will provide matching funds to local districts for building and upgrading school facilities.

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    • NCTQ says oversight of teacher prep inches forward

      (Calif.) Twenty-three states earned above the median score on a controversial matrix used annually by the National Council on Teacher Quality to evaluate teacher effectiveness and preparation programs.

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    • Civics instruction supports public health and safety

      (Calif.) There’s a problem in California when it comes to civic participation and many experts agree that one of the best places to start turning that around is in public school classrooms.

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    • Final reauthorization bill leaves out ‘readiness’ goals

      (District of Columbia) In what may prove the single largest showing of bipartisanship during the entire two terms of the Obama administration, Congress is poised to approve a sweeping rewrite of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

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    • SF students may soon get Arabic, Vietnamese lessons

      (Calif.) San Francisco Unified School District students may soon have opportunities to learn Vietnamese and Arabic as officials there are exploring options for adding the two languages to its stable of bi-literacy programs.

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    • Teacher prep tries better link to neighborhood schools

      (Wash.) Student teachers are entering the profession more prepared to manage a classroom after participating in an ongoing pilot program targeting low-performing schools, according to a new report from Washington’s education department

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