This past month, ten policy analysts published reports about what occurred in the following states: Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Louisiana, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
Colorado: Stevi Quate discusses Colorado’s choice of attendance as the fifth indicator in ESSA Colorado-Style: The Challenge of the Fifth Indicator.
Readers may want to visit ESSA Implementation in the States to see what your state is doing.
Texas: In Campus Carry VII, Michael Gos continues his series, noting that this August, students may carry a concealed weapon at community colleges. There is concern, however, over the presence of high school students who attend classes through dual enrollment.
Funding and Budget
California: Dan Melzer shares Assembly Democratic Leaders Announce “Degrees Not Debt” Higher Education Budget Package, in which the Degrees Not Debt Scholarship will provide a supplemental grant to full-time students receiving certain grants.
Connecticut: Stephen Ferruci addresses Debt Forgiveness in Connecticut given that Connecticut ranks third in student debt.
New York: According to Derek Kulnis, New York State Offers Free College Tuition through the Excelsior Scholarship to any New Yorker, within certain income limits, accepted to a community college or four-year public university
Pennsylvania: Due to declining budgets and enrollments, Possible Faculty Lay-Offs and Program Cuts are on the horizon, D. Alexis Hart writes.
Arkansas: In Little Rock School District at Status Quo, Donna Wake expresses the concern that the state is closing schools in predominantly African American neighborhoods after having passed a law offering charter schools the rights of first refusal for unused school facilities.
Louisiana: Jalissa Bates explains in Louisiana High School Students and Businesses Benefit from “Jump Start Summers” that grants from businesses support student efforts to attend school in the summer.
New York: Derek Kulnis posts that New York Changes Parent-Teacher Conferences by including students in the conferences to review their work and to provide time for teachers to have parental interaction.
Wisconsin: Kris Cody-Johnson shares state education information in Lifetime Licenses for Teachers Potentially Returns for Wisconsin, Wisconsin Requests Budget for Mental Health, and Voices Grow to Repeal Wisconsin School Start Date.
Wyoming: Tiffany Rehbein shares that Wyoming Districts Look to Sue State Over Funding.