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June 04, 2018

Trump Administration Considering ESSA Spending Guidance, Advocates Say

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' team is working on guidance to help districts and states puzzle through changes to the law's "supplement-not-supplant" provisions, which are supposed to go into effect next school year, multiple sources say.

June 04, 2018

How Are States Handling Testing Opt-Outs Under ESSA?

Under ESSA, states must figure low testing participation into school ratings, but just how to do that is totally up to them.

May 29, 2018

Can Districts Use the SAT or ACT for School Accountability Without State OK?

This guidance, from the U.S. Department of Education, makes it crystal clear: "A state has discretion as to whether it will offer ... this flexibility."

May 22, 2018

DeVos Defends Civil Rights Record, Backs Better Pay for 'Great Teachers' at House Hearing

House Democrats and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos sparred over civil rights and ESSA, but largely avoided controversial questions about school safety in the aftermath of the Texas high school shooting last week.

May 20, 2018

Five Things to Watch for When Betsy DeVos Makes Rare Visit to Capitol Hill

The U.S. secretary of education will speak to lawmakers on the House education committee on Tuesday about the department's "policies and priorities."

May 17, 2018

ESSA: How Can States Figure Out If New School Improvement Ideas Work?

Two nonprofits that work with states suggest in a new report that they develop procedures to build evidence and establish outside partnerships, among other strategies to vet school improvement ideas.

May 16, 2018

Betsy DeVos Approves ESSA Plans for Alaska and Iowa

That brings the number of states with approved plans to 44, plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Still awaiting the OK: California, Florida, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oklahoma, and Utah

May 07, 2018

Betsy DeVos Greenlights ESSA Plans for Alabama, Colorado, and Kentucky

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has now approved ESSA plans from 42 states, plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Big states like California and Florida, however, are still awaiting approval.

May 04, 2018

ESSA: Which States Are Eschewing School Grades?

At least ten states have plans to create some kind of accountability "dashboard", which consider school performance on a host of factors, but don't give an overall score to a school.

May 03, 2018

Betsy DeVos OKs ESSA Plans for South Carolina and Virginia

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has greenlighted two more Every Student Succeeds Act plans from Virginia and South Carolina. That brings the grand total of states with approved plans to 39, plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

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