U.S. Supreme Court to Weigh Level of Benefit Required by Special Education Law

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday granted review in a case about the level of education benefit a child must receive for a school district to have provided an appropriate level of service under the main federal special education law.  The case, Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District RE-1 (No. 15-827), raises an important question…

U.S. Department of Education Awards $245 Million to Support High-Quality Public Charter Schools

The U.S. Department of Education announced today new grants totaling approximately $245 million under its Charter Schools Program (CSP), which funds the creation and expansion of public charter schools across the nation. Today’s grants are being awarded to state educational agencies and charter management organizations.  The CSP supports the creation of high-quality public charter schools…

U.S. Department of Education Releases Guidance on English Learners

The U.S. Department of Education today released non-regulatory guidance to help states, districts and schools provide effective services to improve the English language proficiency and academic achievement of English learners (ELs) through Title III of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The guidance is an…

FSBA #FridayFive – Week of September 19, 2016

  FSBA #FridayFive – 5 Things You Should Know Each week, Executive Director, Andrea Messina, picks five of the top education news pieces to share with members. Read. Learn. Share. Retweet.   Top public school districts in America Changing demographics in Florida – millennials now outnumber senior citizens  Effects of chronic absenteeism Education and the…