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Guidance Regarding Gender Identity and Sex-Segregated Facilities

Categories: Education,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Sex Issues

http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/letters/colleague-201702-title-ix.docx

Text of the guidance letter which rescinds the Obama administration interpretation of the prohibition of discrimination on the basis of sex in regard to sex-segregated facilities and gender identity.  From the Education Department

 

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Issues Statement on New Title IX Guidance

Categories: Education,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Sex Issues

https://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/us-secretary-education-betsy-devos-issues-statement-new-title-ix-guidance

Cover letter which announces that the Department of Education is rescinding the guidance relating to gender identity and the use of locker rooms and restrooms in schools, which was announced by the Obama administration in 2016.   From the Education Department

 

Revenues and Expenditures for Public Elementary and Secondary School Districts: School Year 2013-14 (Fiscal Year 2014)

Categories: Education,Govt Finance,Statistics

https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2016/2016303.pdf

Updates earlier reports.  Covers revenues by source and expenditures by function.  Includes current expenditures per pupil.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Instructional Time for Third- and Eighth-Graders in Public and Private Schools: School Year 2011-12

Categories: Education,Statistics

https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2017/2017076.pdf

Provides an updated look on time spent on instruction in various subjects for students in 3rd and 8th grades in school year 2011-12 and this time varied by subject and school sector.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Federal Open Licensing Playbook

Categories: Disability,Education,Science/Technology

https://eca.state.gov/files/bureau/open_licensing_playbook_final.pdf

Guidelines for federal agencies which are developing grant-supported open licensing projects, educational and otherwise.  Calls for projects to have open licenses, discoverable content, remixable resources, easy accessibility and more.  From the State Department

 

Universal Service Monitoring Report 2016

Categories: Education,Libraries/Museums,Statistics,Telecommunications/Internet

http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2017/db0113/DOC-343025A1.pdf

Provides annual information on industry revenues, program funding requirements, and other data on four universal service programs of telecommunications support.  From the Federal Communications Commission

 

Best Practices for Determining Subgroup Size in Accountability Systems While Protecting Personally Identifiable Student Information

Categories: Disability,Education,Income/Poverty,Laws/Regulations,Privacy,Statistics

https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2017/2017147.pdf

The Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 requires that states create plans with strategies for reporting education outcomes by grade for all students and particular categories of students.  This report helps states determine the sample size needed for significant results while protecting individual privacy.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Cabinet Exit Memos: Our Record of Progress and the Work Ahead

https://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/cabinet/exit-memos

A series of memos from members of the Obama cabinet summarizing accomplishments over the past eight years and offering a vision for the country’s future.  Includes a cover letter from the president.   From the White House

 

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