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The omnibus appropriations package includes $76.4 billion in funding for Education Department discretionary programs, an increase of $2.9 billion over the enacted FY 2021 appropriations amount
State lawmakers scrambling to restrict the teaching about race and racism, LGBTQ issues and other topics risk seeing their schools lose advanced placement classes.
For district leaders looking for ideas and inspiration around CTE, here are some highlights from 10 states' plans to spend COVID relief funds and reengagement students.
There's an immediate need for policymakers to address high teacher turnover and the changing needs of schools, among other issues.
"Let's take on mental health," he said during the State of the Union address, "especially among our children, whose lives and education have been turned upside down."
The EDUCATORS for America Act would provide much-needed funding to recruit and train educators, and help address the crisis of teacher shortages.
Teachers make careful choices when it comes to books and sharing their rationale can go a long way toward allaying parents' concerns, experts say.
School leaders can no spend relief funds on needs arising from or exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, or to emerge stronger post-pandemic.
Forcing schools to publish every detail of their curriculums online is most likely to smother instruction and demoralize teachers, superintendents say.
K-12 leaders looking to out-of-school-time to help students rebound from COVID's disruptions can tap into unprecedented levels of funding for evidence-based programs.
A growing number of proposals seek to restrict teaching about LGBTQ identities and issues, including one could put teachers at risk of criminal charges.
Even district leaders and parents who were most supportive of mask mandates earlier in the pandemic are now ready to see the requirements lifted.