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State and Local Funding News from Around the Nation

Alaska Funder Distributes $1.8M to Improve Education, Mental Health: The Juneau Community Foundation makes grants totaling more than $1.8 million in support of efforts to serve the region's most vulnerable residents. The funding includes more than $1 million from the foundation's Hope Endowment Fun...

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DOL, Education Dept. Release New WIOA Regulations

DOL and the Education Dept. release final rules to implement the reauthorized Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), which are meant to expand employment opportunities for the underserved, job seekers and disconnected youth. Effective Date: Aug. 30. The rules reflect input from empl...

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$116M for School Improvement Grants

The Education Dept. releases more than $113 million in School Improvement Grants (SIG) to continue efforts to turn around persistently lowest-achieving schools in 16 states.  "When we launched this program at the beginning of the Obama Administration, we wanted to give states and school di...

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$156M To Expand Oral Health Services For Children, Underserved

HHS Secy.Sylvia Burwell awards $156 million to support 420 health centers in 47 states in their effort to expand integrated oral health care services for children, youth and the underserved. This funding enables health centers to expand integrated oral health care services and increase the num...

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State Prison Spending Increases Outpace Ed Budgets

State and local spending on prisons and jails has increased at triple the rate of funding for public education for preschool through grade 12 over the last three decades, a new analysis by the Education Dept. finds. Trends in State and Local Expenditures on Corrections and Education notes that ...

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Data Show Persistent Equity Gaps in Classroom

The Education Dept.'s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) publishes new data showing gaps that still remain too wide in key areas affecting educational equity, student discipline, access to courses and programs that lead to college and career readiness. Despite significant work from districts across t...

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HUD Names Final Round Of Promise Zone Communities

The Housing and Urban Development Dept. names the final nine Promise Zones across the country - high poverty areas in select urban, rural and tribal communities that will be eligible for additional federal aid to help in revitalization efforts. "Promise Zones bring the power of partnership to...

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Awards go to Prevent Childhood Obesity

Six universities have been awarded nearly $4 million in funding by the Agriculture Dept. (USDA) to help fight obesity and improve the health of the nation's children through the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI). "Decades of research support the fact that children who are hungry d...

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Efforts Aid Dual Language Learners in Early Learning Settings

The White House launches a new federal effort from the Departments of Health and Human Services and Education on better supporting the country's youngest dual language learners (DLLs) in early childhood programs. The initiative recognizes the cultural and linguistic assets of the population of c...

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Education Dept. Releases Guidance for Implementation of ESSA

The Education Dept. releases a proposed rule and guidance for implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) that will help schools put in place programs for accountability, data reporting, and consolidated plans. Public Comment Deadline: July 31. The department considered hundreds of com...

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