AM News: Vouchers, Career Training, & Common Core
Boehner and Lieberman Save the DC Voucher Program EducationNews: As a compromise with the Obama Administration, the program will be funded for the next fiscal year, and will operate without student caps for the first time.
5 Percent of Job Programs Fail Test on Graduates’ Success NYT: The Department of Education is issuing data on Tuesday showing that 5 percent of career-training programs failed all three requirements of the department’s new gainful-employment regulations.
Common Core Legislation: How Did Your State Do? StateWatch: So far, 45 states and the District of Columbia have adopted both sets of standards, and Minnesota has adopted only the language arts standards. The first assessments tied to the common core are due to come online in the 2014-15 school year.
A Year Without Mexican-American Studies in Tuscon NPR: An Arizona law that went into effect last year essentially ruled that the Mexican-American studies program offered in the Tucson public school system was divisive and should be scrapped. At the end of the first semester without the classes, hard feelings still linger.
The lies behind diploma mills DE News Journal: Lewis does not need a Ph.D. to be school leader at Pencader. The state does not require any specific credentials for school leaders, a measure that’s meant to give charter schools flexibility to be innovative. Lewis holds an MBA from the University of Phoenix and an undergraduate degree in math education from the University of Delaware.