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June 20, 2019

DeVos Releases ESSA Title I School Spending Guidance

In addressing how federal money for disadvantaged students should supplement state and local aid, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has used a lighter touch than her predecessors in the Obama administration.

June 16, 2019

Betsy DeVos' Lenient Attitude to ESSA Plans Might Showcase Her Political Smarts

States frequently and successfully flexed their muscles when negotiating with the Education Department on Every Student Succeeds Act plans, but that might not mean what many assume about the law, a study finds.

May 19, 2019

How Many Schools Are Low-Performing Under ESSA? Here Are Some Answers

A Center on Education Policy report reveals the share of schools getting identified as needing improvement varies widely by state, with one labeling 69 percent of its schools this way for ESSA purposes.

April 28, 2019

'Overwhelmed': Leaders Talk School Improvement Under ESSA

A Beltway think tank's report indicates while some state education leaders feel they are getting a handle on school improvement and evidence under the Every Student Succeeds Act, many worries persist.

October 21, 2018

How Does School Climate Figure Into State ESSA Plans?

At least eight states are considering school climate or discipline in rating their schools under the Every Student Succeeds Act.

October 07, 2018

Betsy DeVos Has Approved Every ESSA Plan. Read What's in Them

All the ESSA plans submitted by states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico have been approved by Betsy DeVos. Don't feel like reading them all? We've got your cheat sheet here.

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 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 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.

August 23, 2018

DeVos Ponders Letting Schools Buy Guns Under ESSA in Twist on Federal Law

The money for firearms purchases would come from the Student Support and Academic Enrichment grants, which receive $1.1 billion under the Every Student Succeeds Act.

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