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May 03, 2016

Democratic Senators to King: Don't Back Down On ESSA Rules Fight

Dear U.S. Secretary John B. King, Jr.: Write regulations for the Every Student Succeeds Act that poor kids get the federal funds they were intended to get and don't back down from the fight over supplement-not-supplant, nine Democratic senators, including Sen. Bernie Sanders, say.

May 03, 2016

Obama White House Reflects on K-12 Legacy

The White House has issued a report that outlines what it sees as its greatest hits in K-12, including new energy around early childhood education and STEM teachers.

May 02, 2016

Ed Trust Has Advice for Secretary King on ESSA Accountability Regulations

The number one thing that advocates, education wonks, and reporters are watching this spring: How will the U.S. Department of Education decide to regulate on accountability for the Every Student Succeeds Act?

May 02, 2016

Sticker Shock? Figuring Out the Cost of Potential ESSA Spending Rules

There's a lot of disagreement about what possible ESSA spending regulations could cost. But there have been a couple of attempts to put a price tag on the proposal to make spending between rich and poor schools more equal.

April 28, 2016

Civil Rights Groups To Feds: Your ESSA Rules Must Push Equity, Disruptive or Not

The backdrop for this is the tetchy debate over "supplement-not-supplant." That part of ESSA requires federal money not to be used to fill gaps left by state and local funding systems.

April 28, 2016

ESSA's House Sponsors Want More Money for New Flexible Grant, Title I

The law's lead authors in the House—Reps. John Kline, R-Minn., the chairman of the House education committee, and Bobby Scott, the top Democrat—sent a letter to lawmakers who oversee K-12 spending asking for full funding—$1.6 billion or more—for a new flexible spending program.

April 27, 2016

How Elections Will Impact Congressional Education Committees

For the most part, Congress has been pretty quiet on K-12 in the months since it passed ESSA. But there are congressional elections this year, and some of them could have a notable impact on the two committees that deal with education policy.

April 26, 2016

As ESSA Shifts Influence to States, the Map Favors GOP Power Players

You may have read over and over that the Every Student Succeeds Act shifts more power over education policy to states. But what you may be less familiar with is the overall political landscape in the states.

April 25, 2016

A Guide for Leaders Who Want to Use New Funding Flexibility in ESSA

There's a little noticed provision in the Every Student Succeeds Act that could help states and districts use federal funding to expand or try out academic services for individual kids.

April 21, 2016

ESSA Cheat Sheet: What's in the New Testing Regulations?

School districts, state chiefs, advocates, and the U.S. Department of Education now have a better idea of how testing will work under the Every Student Succeeds Act.

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