Rep. Bobby Scott, D-Va., an architect of the Every Student Succeeds Act, said Tuesday that he worries some state plans don't do enough for vulnerable groups of students.
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In a speech to chief state school officers, the education secretary encouraged states to take advantage of flexibilities in the Every Student Succeeds Act and find ways to elevate the teaching profession.
The proposal for a system of tax credits to bolster educational choice is the latest pitch from the president and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to move the needle on their favorite K-12 policy.
Last time DeVos addressed the chiefs with some "tough love," telling them their ESSA plans were more than a little lacking even though they technically met the letter of the law.
Days after stepping down as the U.S. territory's education secretary and transitioning to a role as a paid adviser at the island's education department, Keleher said she was leaving that new role.
Closing the border would be "a major problem" for thousands of children who are U.S. citizens but live in Mexico, and attend school in the United States, one advocate says.
Ryan, an Ohio Democrat who was first elected to the House in 2002, says ESSA can help states close achievement gaps, and that there should be more accountability for charter schools.
The Every Student Succeeds Act turned three years old in December, but only recently have many districts and schools begun to experience are experiencing the law's impact.
Julia Keleher is leaving her position as Puerto Rico's top K-12 official, but will serve as an adviser at the island's education department to help with the leadership transition and ongoing policy changes.