Monthly Archives: May 2021

MGT Consulting Group (MGT), a national leader in management consulting and technology services for state, local and education agencies announced today its combination with Eric Hall & Associates (EH&A). This partnership elevates EH&A’s capabilities by enhancing its portfolio to include MGT’s full suite of services while expanding its footprint to a national level. For MGT,…

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The debate over coronavirus precautions and school reopening has fueled a surge of new candidates for school boards across the country. Why it matters: What was traditionally a nonpartisan, hyper-local role is now at center of a swirling national political debate. Conservative and progressive parents have clashed over when and how to reopen classrooms —…

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By Bob Nicholson, Vice President EH&A South Bay Union School District is celebrating having won two awards of distinction for the newly constructed preschool facility in Imperial Beach California. The Awards of Distinction are the highest honors the modular construction industry awards within the modular category. EH&A is proud to have been a part of…

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Early childhood advocates, lawmakers and the governor are pushing to gradually expand transitional kindergarten (TK) to all the state’s 4-year-olds. But the moves are raising issues, such as the viability of the child care system and whether expanded TK might be too academic for younger 4-year-olds. Often described as a bridge between preschool and kindergarten,…

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As school systems move from pandemic crisis to recovery mode, many education stakeholders are using the moment to not just bring schooling back to normal, but to create or expand initiatives that better serve students who historically have been underserved. The School Superintendents Association is advocating for a holistic and multi-year redesign for schools that…

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In this spotlight, Inverness Institute asked some of our research colleagues located on the East Coast to survey and interview leading teachers they know from their years of work with teacher networks across the United States. Barnett Berry is a professor at the University of South Carolina, who has been on a 35-year journey to…

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The FDA’s authorization this week of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for children as young as 12 has many California parents wondering: Will they have to get their middle and high school kids vaccinated to send them back to classrooms this fall? For now, a requirement for middle and high schoolers this fall seems unlikely. Regulatory and…

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Last fall, Governor Newsom approved a new state law, Assembly Bill No. 1505, which gave local districts more control over the opening of new charter schools and the renewal of existing schools’ charters. In addition, the new law revises the process for appealing rejected charter school applications. Although it remains to be seen whether this…

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