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September 17, 2018

Betsy DeVos Reopens Application Process for ESSA's Innovative Assessment Pilot

The U.S. Department of Education is inviting more state applications for the testing leeway, which lets states try out new types of tests in some districts before taking them statewide.

September 09, 2018

If Democrats Take the House, Here's What Awaits Betsy DeVos, Civil Rights, and ESSA

If Democrats win the House in the November midterm elections, expect them to focus heavily on Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' civil rights record. But how often would they call her to testify?

September 07, 2018

Should Federal Money Pay for Guns in Schools? Senator Demands Hearing With DeVos

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has said she will take no position on schools that seek to use Every Student Succeeds Act money for firearms, but Democrats continue to decry the idea.

September 03, 2018

What's New for Children in Foster Care Under ESSA?

ESSA made some key changes for this group of students, but it's unclear if states are following through with a new transportation requirement.

August 23, 2018

DeVos Ponders Letting Schools Buy Guns Under ESSA in Twist on Federal Law

The money for firearms purchases would come from the Student Support and Academic Enrichment grants, which receive $1.1 billion under the Every Student Succeeds Act.

August 12, 2018

What's the Toughest Part of ESSA For District Leaders?

School improvement, students in foster care, and lack of flexibility might be some of the difficult pieces of the Every Student Succeeds Act for school district leaders to deal with.

August 08, 2018

Just One District Seeks ESSA's Weighted Student Funding Pilot for 2019-20

It doesn't look like new flexibility offered by the Every Student Succeeds Act is turning out to be the bonanza for school choice that some supporters were hoping.

July 27, 2018

Betsy DeVos OKs Louisiana Pitch to Use Innovative Tests Under ESSA

Louisiana is the first state to get the all clear from the U.S. Department of Education to participate in the Every Student Succeeds Act's "Innovative Assessment" pilot.

July 23, 2018

How Does Funding for ESSA's Testing Requirements Work?

ESSA, like its predecessor, the No Child Left Behind Act, requires states to test students in grades 3 through 8 and once in high school, in math and reading. But who foots the bill?

July 16, 2018

Does ESSA Require Teachers to Be Highly Qualified?

ESSA got rid of the requirement in the law it replaced, the No Child Left Behind Act, that teachers must be highly qualified, which typically meant they needed to have a bachelor's degree in the subject they are teaching and state certification.

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