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July 17, 2019

Betsy DeVos Approves Testing Flexibility Under ESSA for Two More States

Georgia and North Carolina join Louisiana and New Hampshire as states to receive this flexibility designed to let them try out new ways to assess students' understanding under the Every Student Succeeds Act.

July 15, 2019

Most Students of Color Have White Teachers. Here's Pete Buttigieg's Plan to Change That

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg wants to increase transparency about teacher hiring practices to boost diversity in the field. Would his plan work?

July 08, 2019

Schools' Top Priority for Flexible ESSA Grants Is Safer, Healthier Students

Nearly two-thirds of superintendents said using the grants to help students' welfare was "extremely important," far outpacing the share who said the same about education technology.

June 20, 2019

DeVos Releases ESSA Title I School Spending Guidance

In addressing how federal money for disadvantaged students should supplement state and local aid, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has used a lighter touch than her predecessors in the Obama administration.

June 16, 2019

Betsy DeVos' Lenient Attitude to ESSA Plans Might Showcase Her Political Smarts

States frequently and successfully flexed their muscles when negotiating with the Education Department on Every Student Succeeds Act plans, but that might not mean what many assume about the law, a study finds.

May 19, 2019

How Many Schools Are Low-Performing Under ESSA? Here Are Some Answers

A Center on Education Policy report reveals the share of schools getting identified as needing improvement varies widely by state, with one labeling 69 percent of its schools this way for ESSA purposes.

May 12, 2019

Can a State Just Refuse to Follow the Every Student Succeeds Act?

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.

April 28, 2019

'Overwhelmed': Leaders Talk School Improvement Under ESSA

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

Here's How Well a Key Civil Rights Group Thinks States Address Equity in ESSA

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

DeVos' Team: Arizona Could Lose $340 Million For Skirting ESSA's Testing Requirements

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.

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