Leading News

June 22, 2018

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In today’s Leading news, Education Week follows up on yesterday’s news of a “proposal to merge the education and labor departments … the centerpiece of a broader plan to remake the entire federal government.” The plan is likely to be “a tough lift” in Congress. Also in this week’s news, headline-making issues in education include school safety drills (and local control of them), immigration safe zones, and changes to standardized testing.

Trump Officially Proposes Merging U.S. Departments of Education, Labor
Alyson Klein and Andrew Ujifusa, Education Week, June 21

Here’s what local schools are doing
to help keep your child safe from active shooters
Lexi Cortes and Megan Braa, Belleville News-Democrat, June 15

Local schools should decide if drills are appropriate,
District 204 board says
Suzanne Baker, Naperville Sun, June 19

East Aurora school board grapples with whether
to declare District 131 a safe zone
from immigration enforcement
Sarah Freishtat, The Beacon-News, Aurora, June 20

Why Illinois will start testing ninth, 10th graders with PSAT
Madhu Krishnamurthy, Daily Herald, Chicago suburbs, June 20

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