Texas Trying To Fix ‘Illegal’ Special Education System
A U.S. Department of Education investigation has found that Texas violated federal law for more than a decade by capping the percentage of students allowed to access special education services, thus failing to provide an adequate public education to thousands of youngsters with disabilities. The announcement came after a 2016 newspaper investigation revealed the cap.…

Why Trump’s pick to head the Education Department’s civil rights office is so controversial
President Trump during a cabinet meeting last week. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) Kenneth L. Marcus, President Trump’s pick to head the Education Department’s Office of Civil Rights, is coming under fire from critics who say they fear he will not protect the rights of racial and ethnic minority students. And his ardent support of Israel has sparked…

Connecticut Supreme Court Overturns Sweeping Education Ruling
The 2016 ruling was controversial. Some advocates and educators saw it as creating crucial pressure that could force state legislators to make changes. Others saw it as an overreach, and on Wednesday, the Supreme Court agreed. As its final maneuver, the Connecticut Coalition for Justice said it would file a motion asking the court to…

Pope in Chile: Education Should Awaken Wonderment
Pope Francis speaks at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile in Santiago Jan. 17. (Vatican Media via CNA) Peace and progress start with knowledge and learning, Francis says at Chilean university. SANTIAGO, Chile — Speaking to Chilean university students and academics Wednesday, Pope Francis said Catholic educational institutions play a prophetic role in helping future…

North Carolina slips in national ranking on public education
Issues with school funding and student achievement dropped North Carolina to 40th in the country in a new report card on public education, continuing a downward trend in the rankings for the Tar Heel state. North Carolina received a C- grade and a score of 70.6 out of a possible 100 in the 2018 Quality…

State education scores well on national survey
Quality Counts national map WYOMING – Wyoming was ranked seventh nationally in education quality by Education Week’s 22nd annual report card. Quality Counts 2018 gave Wyoming an overall score of 81.1 out of 100 points and a grade of B-minus. Wyoming was scored the highest among western states, and first in school finance. The nation as a whole…