The Every Student Succeeds Act allows up to seven states to try out new kinds of tests in a handful of districts before taking them statewide.
The U.S. Department of Education hasn't done a great job of keeping tabs on states that have closed charter schools, according to an Inspector General's report.
Not adjusting for inflation, the $71.5 billion budget is the largest-ever appropriation from Congress for the Education Department.
Professional development is a big priority for ESSA's block grant, according to an Education Week Research Center survey of more than 500 district leaders.
Jason Botel, an assistant deputy assistant secretary for innovation and improvement at the U.S. Department of Education, will leave the department next month.
Traumatized students in need of counseling. Schools without electricity. That's the picture of life in schools in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands painted by witnesses at a forum organized by House Democrats.
Education Secreary Betsy DeVos is close to knowing how much money her department has to spend next fiscal year, with a final bill now before President Donald Trump.
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has finally OK'd Florida's plan to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act. That means that single state, plus Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia, has gotten the go-ahead for its plan.
The study from the Youth Development Institute of Puerto Rico also found that many special education students have not received the services they're entitled to in the wake of Hurricane Maria.
While state education chiefs praised the Every Student Succeeds Act for giving them new flexibility, Democratic senators said using federal money to arm teachers would be a terrible mistake.