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School testing can be delayed but not canceled, feds say

The Education Department said Monday that it will not allow states to forgo federally required standardized testing in schools this year but will give them flexibility to delay testing or hold it online during the pandemic. Aiming for a middle ground in a polarized debate, the Biden administration said states must continue with annual testing

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Is one day a week enough? Biden’s school goal draws blowback

President Joe Biden is being accused of backpedaling on his pledge to reopen the nation’s schools after the White House added fine print to his promise and made clear that a full reopening is still far from sight. Biden’s initial pledge in December was to reopen “the majority of our schools” in his first 100

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Superintendent Hoffman Delivers 2021 State of Special Education Address

Today, Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman delivered her second “State of Special Education” address to the House Education Committee. Superintendent Hoffman’s address focused on the effects the pandemic has had on Arizona students, particularly students within special education. For many special education students, schools offer more than academics – providing essential wraparound services

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Dems attempt to push through school funding, wage increase

House Democrats on Tuesday muscled past Republicans on portions of President Joe Biden’s pandemic plan, including a proposed $130 billion in additional relief to help the nation’s schools reopen and a gradual increase of the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour. Democrats on the Education and Labor Committee say schools won’t be able to

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