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.
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September 26, 2018
September 25, 2018
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
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 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
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
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
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 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
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
ESSA made some key changes for this group of students, but it's unclear if states are following through with a new transportation requirement.