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April 28, 2017

Withdraw and Rework State's ESSA Plan, Michigan Lt. Gov. Urges

Michigan's lieutenant governor says the plan, which the state submitted earlier this month, should be changed in order to better account for special education students.

April 24, 2017

DeVos Tells Fox News: 'There Isn't Really Any Common Core Any More'

The comment came in a Fox News interview when Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was asked if she would withhold federal money from states that use the standards.

April 20, 2017

Your Cheat Sheet: How Early ESSA Plans Tackle School Grades, Tests, and More

So far, 12 states and the District of Columbia have informed the U.S. Department of Education about how they'll approach accountability under the Every Student Succeeds Act.

April 18, 2017

What's Missing From Some State ESSA Plans?

The blank spots in state plans could set up an interesting test for Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, who has made local control a watchword for her department.

April 10, 2017

What Are the Long-Term Academic Goals in States' ESSA Plans?

Under the Every Student Succeeds Act, states have a lot of leeway in deciding what their long-term academic goals will be. A look at their goals reveals that states are taking advantage of that flexibility.

April 07, 2017

Friday Reading List: Check Out These ESSA Resources

A number of advocacy groups and research organizations have—or are planning to create—some ESSA resources for states and advocacy groups.

April 06, 2017

States May Get to Run Competitions for ESSA Block Grant Money

Sources say lawmakers are seriously considering turning the law's Title IV funding into a competitive-grant program at the state level, at least temporarily.

April 06, 2017

Which School Quality Factors Are States Including in Their ESSA Plans?

One of the parts of the Every Student Succeeds Act that excited educators the most was the chance to look beyond test-scores in gauging school performance.

April 05, 2017

Here's How Some States' ESSA Plans Address Testing Opt-Outs

The states that submitted plans by the April 3 deadline take varied approaches when dealing with schools that fail to hit test-participation requirements in the Every Student Succeeds Act.

April 05, 2017

A Look at How Some States Want to Handle School Ratings in ESSA Plans

States have many decisions to make about how they'll grade schools in their Every Student Succeeds Act plans, including whether to issue summative ratings or used dashboards.

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