Despite collegial discussion, the committee hasn't reached agreement on a host of testing issues or started on what's arguably the thorniest proposal involving "supplement-not-supplant."
Yudin has been with the Education Department since 2010 in a variety of capacities. He became acting secretary of the office of special education and rehabilitative services, or OSERS, in August 2012, and was officially confirmed in that position in June 2015.
The Every Student Succeeds Act is over 1,000 pages long. And it's not exactly a thrill ride to read. Couldn't Congress have just put that thing on YouTube?
How much should state and district leaders rethink how they handle federal funds under the Every Student Succeeds Act? Quite a lot, some policy experts recommend.
"This is a tremendous opportunity for us to think differently about how we define educational excellence," he said at the annual legislative conference of the Council of Chief State School Officers.
More than half a dozen big edu-groups warn the department not to create any new definitions for supplement-not-supplant as it regulates on ESSA.
The U.S. Department of Education Friday released draft rules being negotiated on testing and on a spending portion of the Every Student Succeeds Act called "supplement-not-supplant."
Although the reopened comment period is limited only to this specific issue, it would seem to further delay the final regulations, which were due out last December.
The U.S. Department of Education announced Thursday it soon will release draft rules and other materials related to testing and federal school finance under the Every Student Succeeds Act.
The commission could help to give broader and more permanent approval to the White House's push to use more tiered-evidence systems—like those used in the Every Student Succeeds Act and the Investing in Innovation program—to evaluate federal programs.