December 17 -- The New Federalism
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NJ Department of Education Issues New Guidelines
The NEW JERSEY Department of Education issues new guidance requiring Garden State schools to accept a student’s stated gender identity and to honor that student’s request to not notify their...
NJ Governor Signs AB 493
NEW JERSEY Gov. Chris Christie (R) signs AB 493 , which bans chewing tobacco at Garden State K-12 schools. Students that violate the ban could lose parking and sports participation privileges, while adults face fines up to...
AZ Federal Judge Blocks
A federal judge permanently blocks a 2010 ARIZONA law that prohibited Grand Canyon State schools from offering courses in ethnic studies. U.S. District Court Judge A. Wallace Tashima ruled that the ban was “not for a legitimate...
California Signs AB 990
CALIFORNIA Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signs AB 990 , which requires the California State University system to post estimates of the specific cost of off campus housing for students. Many universities estimate the cost of living off...
Oregon Approves HB 3454
The OREGON Senate unanimously approves HB 3454 , a bill that would require public schools to provide lunch to all students regardless of their ability to pay. The bill, which would also bar those institutions from practicing...
Education In South Dakota
The SOUTH DAKOTA House Education Committee rejects a bill that would have required insurance companies to disclose how much money they donate to the state’s fledgling private-school scholarship fund in exchange for tax...
Education in MA
The University of MASSACHUSETTS Foundation, which manages charitable giving for the five-university UMASS system, announces it will divest itself of direct investments of its $770 million endowment in coal companies. The Foundation...
MI Signs SB 103
MICHIGAN Gov. Rick Snyder (R) signs SB 103, which requires school districts to set in place performance evaluation systems for all teachers and administrators that take into account student growth and assessment data (MICHIGAN GOVERNOR’S...
NJ Signs SB 2484, SB 2377 Vetoes SB 1857
Amidst reports that student achievement is being harmed by a lack of sleep, NEW JERSEY Gov. Chris Christie (R) signs SB 2484, which directs education officials to review the impact of delaying school starting...
DE Approves SB 79
The DELAWARE House approves SB 79, which among several thing bars education technology service providers from selling student data or using that data to market to students or their families. The measure also bars them from building...