ESSA doesn't really have the teeth to force a state to follow through on its federal accountability plan, if the state doesn't care about losing key federal funding.
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May 12, 2019
April 28, 2019
A Beltway think tank's report indicates while some state education leaders feel they are getting a handle on school improvement and evidence under the Every Student Succeeds Act, many worries persist.
April 10, 2019
The National Urban League says eight states are doing a "poor" job looking out for vulnerable students under their ESSA plans, while many others are doing "sufficient" work.
April 09, 2019
The state hasn't followed the Every Students Succeeds Act's rules for testing its students and could lose funding as a result, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' team said in a letter to the Arizona officials.
April 03, 2019
The Every Student Succeeds Act turned three years old in December, but only recently have many districts and schools begun to experience are experiencing the law's impact.
March 27, 2019
States are supposed to wait for the federal OK before they implement changes to their ESSA plans. But what happens if they jump the gun, as it appears New Mexico may have?
March 26, 2019
States and districts are starting to flag schools where subgroups of students are underperforming under the Every Student Succeeds Act. But advocates are concerned that they might miss some schools that need serious help because of the way their ESSA plans are designed.
March 11, 2019
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and her team argue that the provision that bars religious organizations from serving as contractors to provide services for eligible low-income students runs counter to a Supreme Court decision.
March 05, 2019
Will U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and her team let a state go in an entirely new direction, as long as what it's proposing to do is still kosher under the law?
February 14, 2019
The nonprofit group Education Leads Home analyzed data from 26 states and found that 64 percent of homeless students graduate from high school, compared to a national average of 77.6 percent for low-income students, and 84.1 percent for all students.