Guidance released Friday makes it clear that well-rounded means more than just music and arts, even though those are important. It can include everything from foreign language courses to Advanced Placement to civics education to college and career counseling.
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The union wants more than just a few tweaks to the accountability plans that were already on the books under the No Child Left Behind Act and its waivers.
October 05, 2016
Last month, the department released "Supporting School Reform by Leveraging Federal Funds in a Schoolwide Program." It specifies how schools can use federal money to drive comprehensive turnaround efforts under the Every Student Succeeds Act.
September 27, 2016
The U.S. Department of Education Tuesday released a blueprint to help states and districts make the most of out of more than $2 billion in federal money for teacher support, preparation, training, and more.
September 23, 2016
States and districts that get federal funding to support English-learners can use that money to help track long-term ELLs and ELLs with learning disabilities, as well as to help figure out how former ELLs are progressing, according to guidance released Friday.
September 22, 2016
Randi Weingarten, the president of the American Federation of Teachers, says Hillary Clinton has made it clear to teachers that her K-12 policy won't look like the first six years of President Barack Obama' administration.
September 21, 2016
Republicans say the Education Department is going too far in its attempts to regulate the requirement that federal money for schools supplement state and local K-12 aid.
September 16, 2016
The Education Department is outlining how states, districts, and schools can use interventions with a strong record of making a difference with the types of students or schools that need help.
September 13, 2016
The requirement for evidence-based interventions under ESSA has the power to help schools make academic gains, but smart implementation will be key, according to two recent reports.
September 12, 2016
Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., had this message in an appearance before Kentucky legislators: Assume you can do as you please under the Every Student Succeeds Act.