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    OKCPS Superintendent Weighs In On Board Of Education’s Action On Charter School Funding

    Last Thursday the State Board of Education voted 4-3 to equalize funding between public school districts and charter schools through the approval of a resolution in a four-year old case involving charter school funding. The decision has received some strong push back from public schools’ leaders like Oklahoma City Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Sean McDaniel. “I am so hopeful that this was a mistake,” said Dr. Sean McDaniel. “I am hopeful that as the board reflects on what happened up until right now there will be an understanding that they jumped out too quickly.” The lawsuit that was settled was introduced back in 2017. In the lawsuit the Oklahoma Public…

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    Huron school superintendent weighs in on Noem’s history education initiative

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem says she has given her administration an assignment: to make what she calls “instructional materials and classroom resources” about U.S. and South Dakota history. “Through all of this, our common mission and key objective needs to be explaining why the United States of America is the most special nation in the history of the world,” Noem said on Tuesday. South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem addressed history education in her State of the State address last week. Huron School District superintendent Terry Nebelsick is open to the discussion. “Really the people that teach and work in the schools are the sons…

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    Biden weighs options for education secretary who would face early political pressure in school reopening bid

    Biden’s goal is to have his remaining Cabinet selections announced by Christmas, a transition official told CNN — a timeline that means he would need to choose a nominee for education secretary within days. The handful of candidates sources said were under serious consideration demonstrates the political pressures Biden is facing. Some would give his Cabinet more diversity, advancing an often-stated aim. Some would be welcomed by teachers’ unions, but could face fiercer Republican opposition in the confirmation process. Two of the contenders, according to a source familiar with the matter, are union leaders and former teachers: Lily Eskelsen García, who was president of the National Education Association for six…

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