Connecticut Schools Often Restrain, Seclude Special-Needs Children

Connecticut public schools are far too quick to restrain or isolate unruly children against their will, leaving hundreds with injuries and many others with unmet educational needs, a state report released last week found. The report cited “significant concern” that schools are overusing restraints and so-called seclusion, particularly on kids with emotional or intellectual disabilities. […]

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Congress and Obama Administration Battle Over Common Core and Issues

WASHINGTON — The contentious battle over Common Core and other education policy now playing out in Louisiana is coming to Congress. The Republican-led House Education and  Workforce Committee reported out legislation Feb. 11 on a party-line vote that would give states and school districts autonomy over selecting student achievement tests, specifically barring the Education Department from directly […]

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John White: Common Core Test Will Move Forward as Planned

Education Superintendent John White said Louisiana will move forward with the Common Core test scheduled to take place March 16-20, in spite of reports that some students may “opt-out” of the assessment. “We are not changing a decade’s worth of policy overnight based on hypothetical situations,” White said. Fourteen school districts, including St. Tammany Parish, have asked to be held […]

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Schools Seek OK to Borrow $42 Million

The St. Charles Parish School Board will ask residents to approve up to $42 million in bonds at a special election this spring. According to the resolution, funds from the bonds would be used to improve existing buildings and playgrounds and purchase or construct new buildings. St. Charles Parish Public Schools spokesperson Stevie Crovetto said […]

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