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June 13, 2017

Trump Administration Wants More Info on Three State ESSA Plans

Delaware, Nevada, and New Mexico must supply a detailed list of information to get their plans for the Every Student Succeeds Act approved by the U.S. Department of Education.

June 07, 2017

ESSA Plans Have to Follow the Law, Not Conform to My Beliefs, DeVos Says

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos told senators at a budget hearing that she wouldn't subject states' Every Student Succeeds Act plans to her personal policy preferences. But that didn't satisfy everyone.

May 30, 2017

Governors to Congress: Don't Shortchange Us on ESSA, Special Ed.

The National Governors Association sent a letter about education funding two days after the release of President Donald Trump's spending blueprint, which proposes a 13.5 percent cut to the Education Department.

May 19, 2017

What Do Continued Education Dept. Vacancies Mean for ESSA?

If peer reviewers want to recommend against approving a state's ESSA plan, the lack of permanent political staffers could become an issue, some experts say.

May 16, 2017

Bill Would Repeal Law GOP Used to Scrap Obama's ESSA Rules

The legislation would get rid of the Congressional Review Act, which allows Congress to overturn newly finalized federal regulations, like those that President Barack Obama administration wrote to govern accountability and state plans for ESSA.

May 12, 2017

Seventeen State ESSA Plans Now Complete and Ready for Review

After passing a preliminary bar with the U.S. Department of Education, a batch of states are ready for their Every Student Succeeds Act plans to be vetted in peer review.

May 10, 2017

Early ESSA Plans Favor Cash to Districts Over Optional Set-Asides

The federal aid set asides can be used for direct student services and teacher and principal development, but they're not proving particularly popular among states that have submitted ESSA plans so far.

May 09, 2017

Here Are Interactive Highlights From the First Round of State ESSA Plans

We highlight what states want to do with respect to goals, school ratings, academic indicators, and other indicators that are a part of ESSA plans submitted by states.

May 02, 2017

How Would Changes to ESSA's Block Grant Work?

Lawmakers are allowing states to distribute funds for the Student Support and Academic Enrichment grants competitively, instead of by formula.

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.

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