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.
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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.