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September 26, 2018

Betsy DeVos Greenlights Florida's ESSA Plan. Now All 50 States Have Been Approved.

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has finally OK'd Florida's plan to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act. That means that single state, plus Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia, has gotten the go-ahead for its plan.

September 25, 2018

Guns and Disadvantaged Students Take Center Stage at Senate ESSA Hearing

While state education chiefs praised the Every Student Succeeds Act for giving them new flexibility, Democratic senators said using federal money to arm teachers would be a terrible mistake.

September 24, 2018

Trump Team Updates Education Advocates on ESSA, Choice, and Safety

Top U.S. Department of Education officials met privately Monday with a group of education advocates to talk ESSA, the school safety commission, and choice.

September 24, 2018

Many State ESSA Plans Minimize Performance of Vulnerable Students, Report Finds

Many state accountability plans for the Every Student Succeeds Act don't do a great job of incorporating the performance of vulnerable subgroups of students, according to an analysis.

September 23, 2018

How Do State ESSA Plans Handle Mental Health?

Generally, state ESSA plans are not very explicit when it comes to how states and districts will implement the components of a comprehensive mental health plan, said an expert who has reviewed the plans.

September 17, 2018

Betsy DeVos Reopens Application Process for ESSA's Innovative Assessment Pilot

The U.S. Department of Education is inviting more state applications for the testing leeway, which lets states try out new types of tests in some districts before taking them statewide.

September 11, 2018

How Will Betsy DeVos Monitor State ESSA Plans? Three Things to Know

The Education Department has plenty of tools in its monitoring tool box. But advocates are worried the feds won't make sure states are using the Every Student Succeeds Act to look out for vulnerable children.

September 09, 2018

If Democrats Take the House, Here's What Awaits Betsy DeVos, Civil Rights, and ESSA

If Democrats win the House in the November midterm elections, expect them to focus heavily on Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' civil rights record. But how often would they call her to testify?

September 07, 2018

Should Federal Money Pay for Guns in Schools? Senator Demands Hearing With DeVos

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has said she will take no position on schools that seek to use Every Student Succeeds Act money for firearms, but Democrats continue to decry the idea.

September 03, 2018

What's New for Children in Foster Care Under ESSA?

ESSA made some key changes for this group of students, but it's unclear if states are following through with a new transportation requirement.

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