Latest Education policy News

Las Cruces school district wants to boost bilingual programs

Nov. 13, 2019 12:26 AM EST

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A southern New Mexico school district is calling on state lawmakers to adopt sound policies and provide adequate funding to help it maintain bilingual and multicultural education programs. The Las Cruces district made the request Tuesday, while touting the success of its programs....

How ZIP codes determine the quality of a child's education

Nov. 9, 2019 3:06 AM EST

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Students at Allentown's Harrison-Morton Middle School look forward to hearing the squeaky wheels of the technology cart approaching their classroom, though the iPads they hold may not be the latest models and time with them is limited. A luxury in Allentown schools, such technology...

Cherokee Nation considers cutting school funds over policies

Nov. 8, 2019 4:03 PM EST

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council is considering whether the tribe should cut funding to schools that ban Native American students from observing cultural practices during events such as graduations. The council's Rules Committee approved the proposal during a meeting on Oct. 31, the...

Voucher group sues over test score release in Wisconsin

Nov. 6, 2019 5:57 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin education officials illegally withheld voucher students' test scores for a day and intentionally skewed them to make it appear the students performed poorly, a voucher group and a conservative law firm allege in a lawsuit filed Wednesday. School Choice Wisconsin and the...

44 percent of Louisiana schools need improvement plans

Nov. 6, 2019 5:32 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Five hundred seventy-one Louisiana public schools, or about 44 percent, have "persistently struggling groups of students" and are now required to develop improvement plans. Louisiana's Department of Education released performance data Wednesday as part of the state's compliance with the...

Democrat ridicules rival in New Mexico congressional primary

Oct. 9, 2019 8:00 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Northern New Mexico District Attorney and congressional candidate Marco Serna attacked rival Democrat Valerie Plame in an online video released Wednesday that shows him on horseback while talking about policy priorities for health care and education. Serna's video opens with a...

Biden plan: Free community college, expanded loan programs

Oct. 8, 2019 2:36 PM EDT

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden wants to make community and technical college free and federal college loan programs more generous as he shifts leftward but not as far as his 2020 rivals. The former vice president's $750 billion higher education plan represents a major expansion of the federal...

Mississippi education adviser tapped for US Labor position

Oct. 5, 2019 10:45 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — An education policy adviser for Mississippi's Republican governor is being nominated for a job in the U.S. Department of Labor. The White House announced Friday that President Donald Trump has chosen Laurie Todd-Smith to become director of the Women's Bureau in the department. Gov....