Several of the already existing restrictions on U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' authority to waive federal education law deal with school funding.
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March 24, 2020
March 21, 2020
The education secretary is expected to speak at a White House coronavirus press briefing Sunday or Monday to discuss the cancellation of standardized testing for this school year.
March 19, 2020
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act would give the education secretary the power to grant "national emergency educational waivers" from the Every Student Succeeds Act and other laws.
February 20, 2020
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is not famous for pressuring states into desired outcomes, but did put at least two states' Title I funding on "high-risk" status last year.
January 31, 2020
The Education Flexibility program allows participating states to waive certain federal education requirements so that school districts can try new approaches.
December 10, 2019
On the four-year anniversary of the Every Student Succeeds Act, lawmakers review their bipartisan achievement and advocates call for further reform.
December 10, 2019
Exactly four years after the Every Student Succeeds Act became law, a group of state and local education officials, teachers' unions, and tell Congress they've made great progress under the federal K-12 law.
November 07, 2019
The report suggests when it comes to using evidence to improve schools under Every Student Succeeds Act, the most demanding option may not always be the best one for state and local education leaders.
October 28, 2019
Could one state's struggles to meet its academic goals under the Every Student Succeeds Act signal trouble in other places in the years ahead?
October 15, 2019
There's a lot to unpack in a recently rejected proposal to allow the use of ACT or SAT tests for California 11th graders, with lessons for policy makers in other states.