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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.

February 04, 2019

Civil Rights Groups Urge States to Ensure ESSA Plans Help Vulnerable Children

A key coalition of civil rights groups is urging state education chiefs to continue to get community input on their plans and make sure students of color, among others, aren't being ignored.

January 23, 2019

How Are States Measuring Student Growth Under ESSA?

Almost every state is rating schools in part on student growth in test-scores under the Every Student Succeeds Act. But that doesn't look the same everywhere, according to a new report.

January 07, 2019

When Do States Have to Release Their ESSA Report Cards?

States no longer have a specific deadline for getting information required by the Every Student Succeeds Act released to the public.

January 06, 2019

Would Some ESSA Magic Help End the Government Shutdown?

Sen. Lamar Alexander says his negotiations with President Barack Obama to get the Every Student Succeeds Act done provide a good guide for ending the stalemate.

December 26, 2018

Spending, Guns, and That DeVos Interview: 10 Big Federal Policy Stories of 2018

Relive some of our most popular and engaging stories of the year about education spending, teachers, and a certain chat between Betsy DeVos and Lesley Stahl.

December 20, 2018

States Can Try Out More Than One Test Under ESSA Pilot, Trump Ed. Dept. Says

Attention state officials: Thinking about applying for the Every Student Succeeds Act's Innovative Assessment pilot? You don't have to pick just one exam for your test drive. But you do have to end up with a single test in the end.

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