Federal Grants to Expand Charter Schools

The Department of Education announced $253 million in federal grants to expand charter schools. These grants are the first for charter schools to be awarded under ESSA and include the following states: ¬†Indiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Texas and Wisconsin. In addition, two state-level programs are also among entities receiving $56 … Read More

Impact of Sequestration on Education

For those of us who are attempting to understand the impact of sequestration on K-12 funding, the National Education Association (NEA) has identified $3 billion in education funding that is at risk due to sequestration scheduled to go into effect on March 1, 2013. If Congress fails to act, the NEA projects the following impact: … Read More