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November 28, 2017

DeVos Has Approved ESSA Plans That Flout Federal Law, Top Democrat Says

This isn't the first time Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has taken heat from Democrats for how she's handled the Every Student Succeeds Act.

November 28, 2017

What's the Future of Teacher Evaluation in the ESSA Era?

So far, six states have ditched teacher evaluations that rely on student test scores. But even more may decide to change their performance reviews after the 2018 election.

November 21, 2017

What's Up With ESSA Block Grant Funding?

In this edition of "Answering Your ESSA Questions" we take a look at how states plan to distribute Title IV dollars under the Every Student Succeeds Act. The money can be used for a wide range of health, safety, arts, and college-readiness activities.

November 21, 2017

Where Does Michigan's ESSA Application Stand?

The Education Department appears to think that Michigan's application is now thorough enough to review. That could be a signal that Betsy DeVos is likely to approve her home state's ESSA plan.

November 14, 2017

Are School Ratings in ESSA Plans Clear for Parents? Check Out One Analysis

How do ESSA plans stack up against each other? The Thomas B. Fordham Institute is out with its take.

November 13, 2017

Is Testing the Only Way a Student Can Achieve Success Under ESSA?

The Every Student Succeeds Act kept in place the testing regimen from the law it replaced, the No Child Left Behind Act. But states must bring in other factors, too.

November 09, 2017

Betsy DeVos Urged to Reject Florida's ESSA Plan by Civil Rights Groups

Florida's ESSA plan would give state tests only in English, and it would also leave English-language proficiency out of the state accountability system. Civil rights activists have a problem with those approaches.

October 26, 2017

Send Us Your Questions About the Every Student Succeeds Act

The Every Student Succeeds Act is set to hit school districts this school year. But there is still a lot of confusion about the law that replaced the much-maligned No Child Left Behind Act.

October 25, 2017

Do State ESSA Plans Have Strong Connections to Higher Education?

The extent to which states are using their Every Student Succeeds Act plans to help align their public schools with their higher education systems and postsecondary goals is mixed, according to a new analysis.

October 23, 2017

Inside ESSA Plans: Is Arizona's Approach Unfair to Transient Students?

Civil rights advocates are worried about the way Arizona's plan for the Every Student Succeeds Act handles transient students.

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