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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.

January 28, 2016

Ted Cruz and Education: Five Facts to Know Before the Iowa Caucuses

As a White House hopeful, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz epitomizes several Republican positions regarding education, particularly when it comes to the federal government's role in public schools.

January 25, 2016

After ESSA's Passage, Republicans in Congress Get Better Grades from NEA

The NEA gave high marks to ESSA's architects, and flunked both Republican presidential contenders in Congress, Ted Cruz of Texas and Marco Rubio of Florida.

January 22, 2016

Here's How the Education World Thinks the Feds Should Regulate Under ESSA

The online comment period for how the U.S. Department of Education should regulate under the Every Student Succeeds Act closed Thursday; here are some highlights.

January 21, 2016

Rethink Teacher-Evaluation Systems if They're Not Working, John King Says

ESSA gives states, districts, and educators a chance for a "much-needed do-over" on teacher evaluation through student outcomes, says acting U.S. Secretary of Education John King.

January 20, 2016

John King: ESSA Has Risks, Opportunities for Poor and Minority Students

The acting U.S. education secretary says the Every Student Succeeds Act gives states and districts more flexibility to push toward equity, though there are potential soft spots.

January 20, 2016

How Does the Every Student Succeeds Act Deal With Standards?

The short answer is that the standards language in ESSA—the latest iteration of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act—strikes a delicate compromise that's kind of complicated to wrap your mind around.

January 18, 2016

Jeb Bush's K-12 Plan Would Expand School Choice, Reward Effective Teachers

The plan includes ideas that past Republican presidential contenders and members of Congress have pitched, and even dovetails in some respects with President Barack Obama's K-12 playbook.

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