#StopESEA? Conservative Blogger Who May Have Helped Derail ESEA Has New Qualms

Last time, a conservative blogger was unhappy with the policy. This time, she's miffed about the process.

ESEA Deal Opens (Trap?) Door for Use of Noncognitive Measures in Accountability

In the past, big-name researchers of traits like grit, persistence, and growth mindsets have all said such factors should not be measured for accountability purposes.

Opt-Out Rates Could Significantly Distort State Accountability in ESEA Deal

There's a test-participation requirement in the draft to reauthorize federal education law, but that doesn't tell the full story.

Accountability and the ESEA Reauthorization Deal: Your Cheat Sheet

The compromise agreed to by a congressional conference committee is, in many key ways, a U-turn from the much-maligned No Child Left Behind Act.

With Potential ESEA Overhaul, State Chiefs Should Push For More Equity, John King Says

In a conversation with state education chiefs, John King who will take over as acting U.S. Secretary of Education, said it's important they continue to push to close achievement gaps, improve teachers and raise learning standards.

Accountability: A Likely Hitch in the New ESEA Deal

The issue promises a bumpy road ahead, too, if the deal that sailed through a conference committee becomes law.

A Peek at What Looks Like Extensive ESEA Reauthorization Language

Check what appears to be at least a late-stage draft of the Every Student Succeeds Act, the name of the ESEA agreement set to replace the No Child Left Behind Act.

Colorado's NCLB Waiver Extended by Education Department

The state's original NCLB waiver was approved in 2012 for a two-year period, and the just-approved waiver extension is for one year.

House, Senate ESEA Compromise Sails Through Conference Committee

The compromise gives states acres of new running room on accountability, while holding firm on NCLB's requirement for annual testing and data on at-risk students.

ESEA Conference Committee Kicks Off, NCLB One Step Closer to Extinction

School districts and state officials have begged Congress to update the much-maligned No Child Left Behind Act, and it looks like they're on the verge of getting their wish.

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