Month: July 2017

New accountability plan is adopted by the State Board of Education

April 2017  Update: New accountability plan is adopted by the State Board of Education I’ve reported a number of times that the new federal law, the Every Student Succeeds Act, gave every state a chance to change how it evaluates its schools. The law replaces the old No Child Left Behind Act, which required states (including …

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Education Budget is increased; new funds targeted for “restoring” staff and program cuts

More steps still necessary, but… Education Budget is increased; New funds targeted for “restoring” staff and program cuts                   The DC Council voted on May 30 to substantially raise the amount of money that will go to DC’s public schools this coming year.  An additional required vote on the budget will be taken on June 16. …

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Mayor’s below-inflation budget proposal is unsustainable for our schools

Sign the Petition/Email City Council View this email in your browser @ruth4schools ruth4schools.com ruth4schools@yahoo.com Please Circulate Mayor’s below-inflation budget proposal is unsustainable for our schools Unless the City Council intervenes in a big way, our schools will be badly hurt by the Mayor’s proposed education budget. This will be the third straight year in which …

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Mayor’s proposed education budget decreases real dollars for city’s schools 

April 23, 2017 Mayor’s proposed education budget decreases real dollars for city’s schools  City Working Group calls for 3.5% boost Proposed 1.5% education increase below inflation; will lead to staff/program cuts Alert: The City Council’s education committee will hold hearings on the DC Public Schools budget this Thursday, April 27, at 10AM and 5PM. To …

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