This E-Update covers the period of March 19 through March 30, 2018.
This week, the U.S. Department of Education (USED) Secretary Betsy DeVos approved Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) consolidated state plans Texas, Idaho, Mississippi, and Rhode Island. USED has approved plans for 37 states, D.C. and Puerto Rico thus far. Thirteen state plans remain to be approved. The press release is available here.
On March 28, the first meeting of the Federal Commission on School Safety was held. The meeting followed the March For Our Lives held in Washington, D.C., earlier in the week.
On March 23, the Omnibus Appropriations bill finalizing funding for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 was released. The bill sets funding levels for key early learning and education programs for the remainder of the fiscal year.
Key School Safety Meetings and Announcements
On March 28, the first meeting of the recently formed Federal Commission on School Safety, which USED Secretary has DeVos has been appointed to chair, was held in Washington, D.C., during which members discussed “the scope of the Commission’s work, timeline, locations for meetings and topics for field […]Read more...