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March 24, 2020

How Does Current Law Limit Betsy DeVos' Power to Waive Education Mandates?

Several of the already existing restrictions on U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' authority to waive federal education law deal with school funding.

March 21, 2020

DeVos Expected to Address State Testing at White House Briefing on Coronavirus

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

Senate Coronavirus Bill Would Give DeVos Sweeping Power to Waive Education Law

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

Did a Misunderstanding Put One State's Aid for Disadvantaged Students At Risk?

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

DeVos Grants Four States Option to Waive Some Federal Education Requirements

The Education Flexibility program allows participating states to waive certain federal education requirements so that school districts can try new approaches.

December 10, 2019

At ESSA Anniversary Event, Policy Leaders, Advocates Reflect on Law's Impact

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

The Every Student Succeeds Act Is Working, Education Leaders Tell Congress

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

ESSA Strategy Guide Says 'Lighter Lift' Should Be an Option for School Leaders

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

If States Are Missing Their Own ESSA Goals, What Comes Next?

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

What States Can Learn From a Rejected California Push to Streamline Testing

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.

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