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The latest approvals mean 12 of the 17 state plans submitted so far for Every Student Succeeds Act implementation have been given the federal go-ahead.


He will attend St. Andrew's Episcopal School in Potomac, Md., having finished out the last school in Manhattan after his father became president in January.


The District of Columbia, Illinois, Oregon, and Tennessee are the latest to get the green light for their Every Student Succeeds Act plans from the U.S. Department of Education.


The U.S. Department of Education is contemplating changes to its signature Civil Rights Data Collection, including scaling back requirements for collecting Advanced Placement test data.


The former Minnesota congressman who headed the House education committee worries that Arizona and New Hampshire seek to get around ESSA's requirement that all students in a state take the same test.


Frank Brogan, who recently stepped down as chancellor of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, has also been Florida's education commissioner, and a teacher, principal, and school superintendent.


Most states will distribute their share of the $400 million flexible funding grant through a formula rather than a competition, which means many districts will just get a small slice.


The federal voucher program is getting "stiff competition" from the city's charters and from rapidly improving public schools, a report from the think tank FutureED reports.


We've updated our tracker for the Every Student Succeeds Act to show where states' ESSA plans stand in the approval process.


In a letter, top Democrats in Congress on education and justice seek answers on how the administration plans to proceed when it comes to race-based college admissions.


What does a potential game of chicken over raising the federal debt ceiling mean for education? There are a host of politically complicated issues attached to the nation's borrowing limit.


U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos sent a letter to agency staff Thursday decrying racist, anti-Semitic demonstrators in Charlottesville, Va., in the wake of last weekend's violent protests.


Many educators and organizations did not mince words in criticizing President Donald Trump's contention that "both sides" including those protesting a racist rally were to blame for the violence in Charlottesville, Va.


The states become the fifth and sixth to be approved by the U.S. Department of Education.


An annual survey by an education policy journal found that President Donald Trump polarized the public's views on education issues such as school choice and the Common Core State Standards.


Every single one of the seventeen plans for ESSA have been turned have gotten feedback from U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' team.


The Obama administration's political appointees may have cleaned out their desks six months ago or more. But that doesn't mean that they have stopped working on K-12 policy.


There are concerns that DeVos' investment in the company signals that the secretary isn't firmly committed to high standards of scientific research.


Arizona, North Dakota, and Vermont will have to make changes to their ESSA plans on a range of issues, including accountability, low-performing schools, and more.


The Trump Education Department has given four states the green light on their plans to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act.


After six months on the job, what has Betsy DeVos accomplished? What are her biggest challenges? Watch this video and find out.


A key section of Michigan's plan to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act is so sparse that the U.S. Department of Education isn't sure it's ready for formal review.


DeVos' approach to civil rights has become one of the most controversial parts of her work during her first six months on the job.


Acting assistant secretary of elementary and secondary education Jason Botel may not hold that title much longer, sources say.


We hardly hear anything about ESSA's "innovative assessment pilot" any more, including from the U.S. Department of Education.


Republicans in Congress want to get a major tax-reform package done, and if they're successful, it could have big ramifications for teachers and state and local school funding across the country.


The feds' response to those two states represent the first time the U.S. Department of Education has provided feedback since it announced changes to the ESSA review process.


Michigan's ESSA plan has been sharply criticized by various observers, but other factors could lead DeVos and her team to approve it any way.


Allowing districts to use the SAT or ACT for high school accountability under the Every Student Succeeds Act may be more complicated than it appears.


The bipartisan legislation also puts a greater emphasis on screening and treatment for those with mental health issues, as well as retaining educational records of young people in detention centers.


School choice supporters could push to allow parents to save for private school the same way many save for college: through 529 plans, which offer tax advantages.


Initial feedback on the state's plan had some key people in Washington worried the Trump Education Department was overstepping the bounds of the law.


The U.S. Department of Education has laid out final regulations for how states and districts must link school turnaround strategies to research evidence.


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