News briefs: Thursday, February 1, 2018

  • Judge halts Arizona ban on Mexican American studies February 1, 2018

    A federal judge blocked Arizona from enforcing a controversial ban on Mexican American studies courses, arguing that the state law is unconstitutional.

  • Texas illegally denied special education services February 1, 2018

    The U.S. Department of Education announced on Jan. 11 that the Texas Education Agency ran afoul of federal law by failing to provide adequate special education services in the state’s public schools.

  • Connecticut court blocks education funding overhaul February 1, 2018

    The Connecticut Supreme Court in January overturned a lower court judge’s wide-ranging decision that the state had failed in its constitutional obligation to adequately fund public education.

  • Three-quarters of public school spending cuts restored February 1, 2018

    Three-quarters of the nationwide public school spending cuts prompted by the 2008 recession have been restored, according to new federal data.

  • Baltimore schools left out in the cold February 1, 2018

    Baltimore schools have been forced to return millions of dollars in maintenance funds to the state in recent years, leaving repairs to their heating systems unfinished while students shivered at their desks or missed classes during the January cold snap.

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