Monthly Archives: March 2020

Federal officials are giving educators additional insight on how to handle the needs of students with disabilities. The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights issued a webinar and fact sheet this week for education leaders aimed at ensuring that students’ civil rights are upheld while schools are closed due to COVID-19. The webinar…

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The Legislature hurriedly approved emergency financial relief to help school districts cope with the costs of the coronavirus on March 16th before adjourning for a month to comply with state and federal orders limiting gatherings to stem the spread of the contagion. Legislators also guaranteed full funding during school closures. Legislators approved an initial $100…

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The U.S. Department of Education released guidance recently for schools to navigate closures amid the spread of novel coronavirus. With more schools expected to close for a minimum of 14 days, the department is saying it will consider providing states with one-year waivers of assessment requirements under the ESSA if they have been impacted by…

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A fraction of 1 percent is creating stress for school superintendents. California districts have been building their budgets for next year under the assumption they’ll get a 3 percent cost of living adjustment. Instead, Gov. Gavin Newsom has included an adjustment of only 2.29 percent for K-12 schools in 2020-21. Click here for the full…

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California voters were uncharacteristically stingy recently when they rejected more than half the local school bonds and tax measures that would have funded campus facility upgrades and operations throughout the state. School districts have turned to parcel taxes in recent years to raise money for school programs, class-size reduction and teacher salaries. Of 111 school…

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An open letter from EH&A Founder/President Eric Hall to our school district friends and colleagues… Like all of you, we have spent the last few weeks learning about the COVID-19. We have all been following the news and events as this biological pandemic has disrupted our lives and filled the headlines. I know how difficult this…

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EdSurge’s K-12 Editor Stephen Noonoo, is keeping an eye on the COVID-19 situation with regular updates. He focuses on how K-12 schools and higher-ed institutions are coping and how learning is impacted. Check out his coverage at this link and look for updates in the coming days. Click here for the latest posting…