Thirty-six disability, civil rights, education, and other organizations—including the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights—offered a measured endorsement of the Every Student Succeeds Act.
The National Governors Association gave the legislation its "full endorsement," the first time the group has given a federal bill that kind of backing since 1996.
The ESSA is in many ways a U-turn from the current, much-maligned version of the ESEA law, the No Child Left Behind Act.
Click here for late stage draft of the actual bill that could become the latest iteration of the ESEA, the Every Student Succeeds Act or ESSA.
Last time, a conservative blogger was unhappy with the policy. This time, she's miffed about the process.
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.
There's a test-participation requirement in the draft to reauthorize federal education law, but that doesn't tell the full story.
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.
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.
The issue promises a bumpy road ahead, too, if the deal that sailed through a conference committee becomes law.