On Wednesday, the Washington Post obtained a leaked version of President Trump’s fiscal year (FY) 2018 education budget proposal. Set to be officially released next week, the proposal would, among other items, significantly reduce investments in skills training and adult basic literacy and eliminate ed tech investments under ESSA’s Title IV. The proposal would shift some of those funds to new investments in school choice, including expanding charting schools and vouchers for private and religious schools.
The education sector is convening in Austin, TX this week for SxSWedu, showcasing leading educators and the latest innovations in technology and digital learning. SIIA is also showcasing its work with the release of its first state policy profile: Around the Nation: Doing Business in Texas Schools. The report provides a guide to the many state policies, regulations and programs impacting Texas school districts and their school service providers.