Roundup Literacy in state education policy

educationdive | March 18, 2019

Roundup Literacy in state education policy
As states continue ramping up their legislative sessions this year, a number of bills have been proposed around literacy and related efforts in schools. Here's a handful of some of these measures, organized by state and the goals they aim to achieve. Arkansas a bill proposed by state Sen. Alan Clark, R-Lonsdale, would reduce the amount of federally allocated school lunch funding a public school district or public charter school gets from the state if its overall reading readiness level falls below a certain percentage.Another state bill, sponsored by Sen. Jane English, R-North Little Rock, would require a public school to include a literacy plan in its school improvement plan. The bill also requires public school districts and open-enrollment charter schools to "be in accordance with the science of reading." If House Bill 272 passes in its initial format, any student who isn't proficient in both math and reading by the end of 3rd grade, starting with those slated to enter 4th grade in fall 2022, would be required to go to summer school and complete "intensive remediation" or risk being held back. Schools would also be required, under the bill, to give struggling students extra math and reading support that caters to their individual needs.

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The objective of the paper is to outline the approach to social dimension in higher education in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) through an overview of the way it has been addressed in the different higher education Ministers’ Communiques. In addition, the way it has been approached in the Basque University System linking it to social responsibility and with the support of the Basque Government will be highlighted.

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The objective of the paper is to outline the approach to social dimension in higher education in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) through an overview of the way it has been addressed in the different higher education Ministers’ Communiques. In addition, the way it has been approached in the Basque University System linking it to social responsibility and with the support of the Basque Government will be highlighted.