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April 10, 2019

Here's How Well a Key Civil Rights Group Thinks States Address Equity in ESSA

The National Urban League says eight states are doing a "poor" job looking out for vulnerable students under their ESSA plans, while many others are doing "sufficient" work.

April 09, 2019

DeVos' Team: Arizona Could Lose $340 Million For Skirting ESSA's Testing Requirements

The state hasn't followed the Every Students Succeeds Act's rules for testing its students and could lose funding as a result, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' team said in a letter to the Arizona officials.

April 03, 2019

Here's Where the Every Student Succeeds Act Stands

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.

March 27, 2019

What Happens If a State Makes Changes to Its ESSA Plan Without Betsy DeVos' Sign-Off?

States are supposed to wait for the federal OK before they implement changes to their ESSA plans. But what happens if they jump the gun, as it appears New Mexico may have?

March 26, 2019

Analysis Raises Fresh Questions on How Some ESSA Plans Handle Vulnerable Students

States and districts are starting to flag schools where subgroups of students are underperforming under the Every Student Succeeds Act. But advocates are concerned that they might miss some schools that need serious help because of the way their ESSA plans are designed.

March 11, 2019

DeVos Lifts Bar on Religiously Affiliated Contractors Providing 'Equitable Services'

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and her team argue that the provision that bars religious organizations from serving as contractors to provide services for eligible low-income students runs counter to a Supreme Court decision.

March 05, 2019

Will One State's Proposed ESSA Changes Be a Test for Betsy DeVos?

Will U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and her team let a state go in an entirely new direction, as long as what it's proposing to do is still kosher under the law?

February 14, 2019

Report: Homeless Students Less Likely to Graduate Than Other Low-Income Children

The nonprofit group Education Leads Home analyzed data from 26 states and found that 64 percent of homeless students graduate from high school, compared to a national average of 77.6 percent for low-income students, and 84.1 percent for all students.

February 04, 2019

Civil Rights Groups Urge States to Ensure ESSA Plans Help Vulnerable Children

A key coalition of civil rights groups is urging state education chiefs to continue to get community input on their plans and make sure students of color, among others, aren't being ignored.

January 23, 2019

How Are States Measuring Student Growth Under ESSA?

Almost every state is rating schools in part on student growth in test-scores under the Every Student Succeeds Act. But that doesn't look the same everywhere, according to a new report.

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