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The latest news pertaining to the world of public education
53% of white women voted for  Trump, a known misogynist and, to many,   racist.  How can they support Trump and then criticize "other men" who act just  like him?

which include those that address unfair disciplinary practices against ---let's  say a five year old... 

Them for College. . . Click here for more info.

 States are setting their college ready standards
too low... Learn more here and  here. Also read
why only 3 states expect their 8th graders to be
on a college ready path... by clicking  here.

To read: How States Are "Getting Honest" About How Few Kids Are On Track For College,
click here.

Click here to learn about the NAEP 12th grade results.

Are parents being misled about test results? 
Click here and here to learn more. 
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 Eye opening stats about high school and
college dropouts... & The Mind the Gap Study

Click here to read the article and   here to read the study.

As Graduation Rates Rise, Experts Fear
Diplomas Come Up Short

Click here to read this NY Times article.

For updates on the Connecticut school funding case (also refer to our page on  school finance systems) click here. Please take the time to read this case in its entirety, especially since it is  being appealed by the state of Connecticut.   Judge Moukawsher's  ruling states: " Connecticut is defaulting on its constitutional duty to fairly educate its poorest children."  (For example, during the budget crisis, school leaders, essentially, robbed millions of dollars from poor schools and gave the funds to rich schools. . .) Overall, he ordered the state to come up with a new funding formula,  devise clear standards for both the elementary and high school levels, --- including developing a graduation test --- overhaul its system of evaluating teachers, principals & superintendents and change the irrational way the state funds special education services."​​
Bill and Melinda Gates
on the political debate over the
Common Core standards

When School Leaders Botch Accountability
Click here to read this document.      
 Every Student Succeeds Act 
Click here  and  here to learn more about ESSA.  
Click  here  to view  a copy of the framework. For the
officially released version, click here.   Click  here to view
President Obama signing the Every Student Succeeds Act.