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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.

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.

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