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Recent Events in Education News:

  • Betsy Devos' confirmation postponed - heavily contended
    • 2nd hearing denied
    • Swearing in Jan. 31st
  • School Improvement Grant considered a big failure, federal program that costs a lot of money was studied in a way that it was considered a huge failure on behalf of Obama administration
  • Every Student Succeeds Act pushed back (ESSA fixes the things wrong with No Child Left Behind (bi-partisan). Not as elaborate, places less importance on state testing, etc.)
  • Black Lives Matter action week, teaching group, Working Educators Caucus (WE Caucus) -- change in curriculum for the week, not required but encouraged
  • New Jersey going through a funding issue, to strengthen their progressive equalizing policy Abbott Program.