Congress Boosts Funding for K-12 Programs

Over the past several years, the news regarding federal K-12 funding has usually focused on the substantial amounts of relief and stimulus monies Congress appropriated to education programs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Meanwhile, the annual allocations Congress has approved for K-12 programs authorized by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) have received less attention despite…

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2023 May Bring New Accessibility Regulations

Over the past two years, there have been a number of developments regarding school districts’ compliance with website accessibility laws. For example, since 2020 three states – Illinois, New Jersey, and Maryland – have passed laws mandating that districts comply with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). At the federal level, the U.S. Department of Education’s…

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The Funding Outlook For K-12 Education Is Bright For Now

As the end of the year approaches, Westchester Education Services is gathering market intelligence to assist its clients prepare for the challenges and opportunities 2023 will bring. I recently presented at the EdWeek Market Brief Summit, which is an excellent opportunity to collect information and learn about the latest trends impacting the school market. I…

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Adoption of New Math Programs in California May Be Delayed

By Jay A. Diskey of Diskey Public Affairs, Policy consultant to Westchester Education Services Extended debates over California’s draft guidelines for math instruction recently caused the state’s Board of Education to delay the approval of the guidelines until early next year or even later. The postponement could subsequently cause a delay in the adoption of…

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