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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.

April 03, 2019

Here's Where the Every Student Succeeds Act Stands

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

What Happens If a State Makes Changes to Its ESSA Plan Without Betsy DeVos' Sign-Off?

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

Analysis Raises Fresh Questions on How Some ESSA Plans Handle Vulnerable Students

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

DeVos Lifts Bar on Religiously Affiliated Contractors Providing 'Equitable Services'

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 One State's Proposed ESSA Changes Be a Test for Betsy DeVos?

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

Report: Homeless Students Less Likely to Graduate Than Other Low-Income Children

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.

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