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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.

July 12, 2018

Betsy DeVos OKs ESSA Plans for California, Utah

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos green-lighted California and Utah's plans to implement the Every Student Succeed Act. That means just one state is still waiting: Florida.

July 02, 2018

DeVos Approves Oklahoma's ESSA Plan

Oklahoma is the forty-seventh state to get the federal seal of approval for its plan to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act. That leaves just three states waiting: California, Florida, and Utah.

July 02, 2018

Betsy DeVos OKs Puerto Rico's 'Student-Centered' Funding Plan

Puerto Rico is the first district to take advantage of the Every Student Succeeds Act's weighted student-funding pilot.

June 19, 2018

States Are Failing to 'Put Students' Civil Rights First' in ESSA Plans, Advocates Say

States are flouting the Every Student Succeeds Act's protections for vulnerable groups of children, and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos letting them, civil groups said at an event in Washington.

June 17, 2018

How Do Districts Plan to Use Their ESSA Block Grant Money?

A survey by three education groups found that STEM, positive behavioral supports, and professional development are popular choices for how districts plan to spend a chunk of flexible Every Student Succeeds Act funding.

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