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March 21, 2016

Fact Check: Does ESSA Really Require 'Non-Academic' Accountability Measures?

The Every Student Succeeds Act means many states will be rethinking their accountability policies and potentially broadening the definition of what counts as a successful school.

March 18, 2016

States Aren't Waiting for ESSA Regulations to Revamp Accountability

States are already rolling up their sleeves and moving forward on new accountability systems, even as the U.S. Department of Education begins crafting regulations for the new law.

March 18, 2016

Give ESSA's Block Grant More Money, Long List of Groups Tells Congress

Over 75 national and regional organizations are asking Congress to beef up funding for the Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants, which get about $500 million in President Barack Obama's proposed budget.

March 16, 2016

Groups Urge Congress to Boost Funding for Disadvantaged Students in Budget

Groups including AASA, The School Administrators Association, the American Federation of Teachers, and the National Rural Education Association seek Title I funding at $450 million above the president's budget.

March 16, 2016

Five Things to Ponder for Negotiations Over ESSA's Testing Regulations

Negotiators will talk about interim assessments, computer-adaptive tests, and how to handle special populations. But some of the most interesting topics aren't part of the process.

March 15, 2016

Advocacy Groups Unhappy With List of ESSA Negotiators

The list already has its share of critics, both among advocates for educational practitioners and those who represent parents or particular groups of students.

March 14, 2016

Start Thinking Now About ESSA Implementation, Acting Ed. Secretary Says

Acting U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King, Jr. is urging district leaders to start preparing for how to gauge school performance under ESSA.

March 10, 2016

Choosing Unwisely? Bill to Provide Testing Options in Ariz. Could Violate Federal Law

The move is a potential violation of the Every Student Succeeds Act, which requires that students in grades 3-8 are given one test statewide

March 10, 2016

Sound Familiar? Lamar Alexander's K-12 Positions When He Ran for President

What did Alexander say about education back in 1996 and 2000, when he sought the GOP nomination for president, and how does what he said on the campaign trail compare to today?

March 09, 2016

Senate Education Committee Votes to Advance Education Secretary Nominee

Acting U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. is one step closer to being a full-fledged cabinet official with Wednesday's 16-6 vote by the Senate education committee.

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