Potential inaccurate school enrollment data could affect funding for schools, expert says

Schools could face financial barriers for at least three years as school leaders face challenges on how to count students during pandemic
Students' Absence

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – Taking attendance is considered a pretty elementary thing when it comes to students and schools. However, this year, getting a true headcount is a really complicated equation.

La Crosse School officials are aware of students who are not connecting with teachers, and their absence may cause local schools to lose out on funding. The money schools get each year depends on the number of students who fill seats whether they are in person or at home.

This year, Wisconsin Public Education Network Executive Director Heather DuBois Bourenane expects enrollment counts to be inaccurate. The pandemic has created a plethora of problems for school districts to solve. Distance learning is expensive.

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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos under investigation for potential Hatch Act violation: report

The Office of the Special Counsel has started investigating Education Secretary Betsy DeVos for potentially violating the Hatch Act for her comments during an interview with FOX News’ Martha MacCallum, according to Politico.

During the interview on “The Story”, DeVos had been asked about Biden’s promise to roll back her school choice policies.

“Today he’s turned his back on the kids that we’re talking about and he’s turned his face in favor of the teachers union and what they have to say and what they have to demand and it’s really shameful,” DeVos said.

The interview was then promoted through the official channels of the Department of Education, according to an email shared by the outlet.


The complaint, shared by Politico, alleges that DeVos’ comment “attacked Democratic Presidential Candidate Vice President Joe Biden and

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TikTok-Oracle deal and a potential US ban: Everything you need to know


The Trump administration pushed back a ban on new downloads of TikTok to Sept. 27.

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TikTok, known for quirky short videos of people dancing and lip syncing, has been caught in the crosshairs of a geopolitical clash between the US and China.

The US Department of Commerce had threatened to bar new downloads of TikTok last week, but the potential ban was pushed back after President Donald Trump approved a deal “in concept” over the weekend between TikTok, Oracle and Walmart. The parties now have late Sunday to finalize an agreement that satisfies the US. 

“If they get it done, that’s great,” Trump told reporters. “If they don’t, that’s okay, too.”

Chinese tech company ByteDance owns TikTok, sparking concerns the video app could be used by

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Labour calls for UK jobs guarantee in potential Arm sale to Nvidia

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The Labour party has called on the government to intervene to prevent parts of the microchip designer Arm from being moved out of the UK if it is bought by the US chipmaker Nvidia.

Ed Miliband, the shadow business secretary, said the government should seek “legally binding assurances” from Nvidia that it would not move Arm’s headquarters out of Cambridge.

Arm, the UK’s most valuable tech company, could be sold by its owner, SoftBank, to Nvidia for more than $32bn (£25bn), according to reports that first emerged in July.

Arm designs chips that are adapted by manufacturers and used in most mobile phones as well as computers and, increasingly, devices connected to the “internet of things”.

Apple uses Arm-based chips in its iPhones, and in June it said it would move to Arm’s architecture for its Mac computers, in a blow to

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