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[Weekly EdNews Round Up] Trump Sued by Attorney General Coalition Over School Lunches

[Weekly EdNews Round Up] Trump Sued by Attorney General Coalition Over School Lunches

No one knows better than educators about the importance of staying up-to-date. In Edmentum’s Weekly News Round Up, you’ll find the latest and most interesting education news, all in one place.

Talk about a food fight! A group of six states and Washington, D.C., are suing the Trump administration over the rollback of school lunch nutritional standards requiring schools to serve students healthier meals. Read this story, as well as the latest in the college admissions scandal, a report on class Instagram accounts, and more in this week’s EdNews Round Up!

Attorneys General Sue Trump Administration Over School Nutrition Rollbacks
A coalition of state attorneys general is suing the Trump administration for weakening the federal nutrition standards for school meals that are fed to about 30 million children across the country.

Lori Loughlin, 15 Others, Face Additional Charges in College Admissions Scandal
U.S. News
The parents are among 40 people who have been charged in the largest college admissions cheating scheme.

Re-creating Facebook on Instagram
The Atlantic
Class accounts are a way for incoming freshmen to make friends, find roommates, and suss out colleges before fall.

Mindfulness for Educators
Education Dive
How meditation, mindful breathing and stretching can prepare you for a long day of classes, meetings and deadlines.

5 Ways to Safeguard Student Information
Follow these five guidelines to ensure you’re doing everything you can to safeguard student information..

Digital credentials could boost student confidence, higher education survey shows
Hard copy degrees still hold value, but to be confident and stay relevant in the evolving workforce, students and hiring managers are giving more worth to digital credentials, according to survey results published Monday by educational software firm Ellucian.

Charter Middle Schools Not Helping Students Earn College Degrees
Attending a sought-after charter middle school didn’t increase a student’s chance of attending or graduating college, a new U.S. Department of Education study showed.


Education policy is often a topic of conversation in state and federal legislatures. Stay in-the-know with this week’s top stories regarding education reform at the state and national level.

Texas estimates it may owe feds $223 million after illegally decreasing special education funding
The Texas Tribune
A major flaw in the way Texas spends money on kids with disabilities might lose the state almost a quarter of its annual special education grant.

Okla. bill would allow districts to give excess food to students in need
Oklahoma lawmakers are considering a bill that would make sure that excess food at schools doesn’t go to waste.

Hawaii teachers struggle to afford the cost of living
USA Today
Hawaii has always been one of America’s most expensive places to work and live. But for the state’s public school teachers, the lack of affordable housing remains one of the top turnoffs.

DeVos' Team: Arizona Could Lose $340 Million For Skirting ESSA's Testing Requirements
Arizona could lose $340 million in federal funding because the state hasn't followed the Every Students Succeeds Act's rules for testing its students, Frank Brogan, the assistant secretary for elementary and secondary education, told the state in a recent letter.

DeVos Says ‘Opportunity Zones’ Can Help Vulnerable Students
U.S. News
Research suggests otherwise.

Mississippi school system spends $13M in savings in 4 years
A northeast Mississippi school district is looking at spending cuts after burning through $13 million in savings in the last four years.

NASBE: If policymaking lacks a student voice, 'go get it'
Education Dive
During a discussion at the association's legislative conference. state board officials and students shared how youth voice has improved policy — and how other decision makers can follow suit.'s picture
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