States are flouting the Every Student Succeeds Act's protections for vulnerable groups of children, and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos letting them, civil groups said at an event in Washington.
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June 19, 2018
June 17, 2018
A survey by three education groups found that STEM, positive behavioral supports, and professional development are popular choices for how districts plan to spend a chunk of flexible Every Student Succeeds Act funding.
June 11, 2018
If districts want to purchase crossing guard signs with money from the Every Student Succeeds Act, their best bet is using money from the Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants, aka Title IV Part A of ESSA.
June 05, 2018
U.S. Ed Secretary DeVos has approved plans for 46 states, plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Still waiting: California, Florida, Oklahoma, and Utah.
June 04, 2018
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
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
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
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
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
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.