First Bell: July 31, 2014

CHARTER FUNDING
The D.C. Association of Chartered Public Schools has filed a federal lawsuit alleging that the District of Columbia funds charters unequally. (Washington Post)
 
ENGLISH-LANGUAGE LEARNERS
A lawsuit is going to trial today that charges the state of California with failing to provide language instruction to thousands of English-language learners. (Learning the Language)
 
STUDENT DATA PRIVACY
Senators Edward Markey (a Democrat) and Orrin Hatch (a Republican) introduced the “Protecting Student Privacy Act,” which would, among other things, prohibit the use of personally identifiable student information for advertising and marketing purposes, minimize the amount of data given to private companies, and limit companies’ ability to build and maintain permanent profiles of students. (Digital Education)
 
POOR PERFORMANCE
A report from Families for Excellent Schools finds that in a quarter of NYC public schools, 90 percent or more of students did not demonstrate proficiency in English language arts or math. (Wall Street Journal)
 
FORDHAM IN THE NEWS
Hechinger Report: “Huge confusion in Mississippi over Common Core
Roll Call: “Union Rules Vary From State to State

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