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February 18, 2016

Education Department to Congress: We Need More Staff in Fiscal 2017

The authors of the Every Student Succeeds Act tried to pare down the number of Education Department staff, but President Barack Obama apparently has other ideas.

February 11, 2016

Obama to Officially Nominate John B. King Jr. as Education Secretary

Acting U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. may not be "acting" in his role much longer. President Barack Obama officially nominated King for the post.

February 10, 2016

Lawmakers to States, Ed. Dept. on ESSA: We'll Be Watching You

House education committee members make clear they'll be keeping a close eye on states and the Education Department as they implement the Every Student Succeeds Act.

February 09, 2016

Obama Budget Would Prioritize Integration, Flat Fund Key Programs

The budget puts a premium on integration but provides essentially level funding for Title I grants for disadvantaged kids and special education state grants.

February 08, 2016

Obama's Budget and Education: Three Things to Watch

President Barack Obama's upcoming budget is the first since the passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act and could hold clues to its implementation.

February 05, 2016

States Without Waivers No Longer Must Withhold Money for Tutoring, Choice

States without waivers from the No Child Left Behind Act can come up with an alternative plan to support students in schools that have missed achievement targets.

February 03, 2016

Ed. Dept. Kicks Off Process for Writing Every Student Succeeds Act Rules

The department wants nominations for a "negotiated rulemaking" committee, according to a notice slated to be published in the Federal Register Thursday.

February 02, 2016

Ed. Dept. Gives States Guidance On How to Pare Back, Improve Tests

The guidance includes ideas like ensuring tests are of high-quality and worth taking, and makes clear states and districts can use federal funds to support some of that work.

January 29, 2016

How Can Standardized Testing Work Better for Schools and Students?

States will get the chance to de-emphasize tests—in favor of other factors, like school climate—when they develop new accountability plans for the Every Student Succeeds Act. The Center for American Progress is out with a report on how to help K-12 systems use tests effectively.

January 28, 2016

Ed. Dept. Outlines ESSA Transition on Tutoring, School Choice, Teachers

States without waivers won't have to set aside funding for tutoring and school choice, like they did under NCLB, as long as they support low-performing schools.

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