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June 10, 2016

ESSA Architect Q&A: Rep. Robert C. 'Bobby' Scott, D-Va.

The ranking member on the House education committee helped craft the Every Student Succeeds Act's compromise on accountability and talks about the negotiations that led to its passage.

June 10, 2016

A Sit-Down With Sen. Patty Murray, One of ESSA's Architects

Politics K-12 talked with the Washington Democrat, who helped craft the Every Student Succeeds Act, about the development of the law and her plans for oversight.

June 09, 2016

Senate Panel Approves K-12 Spending Bill, Despite Concerns Over ESSA's Flexible Fund

Advocates—and a number of lawmakers were disappointed in how a bipartisan K-12 spending bill handles the Support and Academic Enrichment Grants, the new flexible fund created in the Every Student Succeeds Act.

June 09, 2016

What Do State Chiefs Think of the Draft ESSA Rules on Accountability?

Proposed accountability regulations for the Every Student Succeeds Act have been out for about two weeks; what do those who will have to spearhead the new plans think?

June 08, 2016

Debate Flares Up: Was the First Federal Education Law a Civil Rights Statute?

U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. and others think the original 1965 Elementary and Secondary Education Act was a civil rights law. But not everyone does. What's the history of the law, and why does it matter?

June 08, 2016

ESSA Wonk Alert: Can ED Set a Maximum 'N' Size? And What Should It Be?

The Alliance for Excellent Education is recommending states set a minimum sample size of 10 in tracking accountability for certain vulnerable groups of students.

June 07, 2016

Your Cheat Sheet for the Proposed ESSA Accountability Rules

Check out our latest effort to give you clarity and concrete information about how the proposed ESSA accountability rules would govern school ratings, opt-out, and a whole lot more.

June 02, 2016

Fight Brewing Over How the Draft ESSA Rules Handle Students in Foster Care

The disagreement relates to how the law tries to create more stability for foster care students by emphasizing their "school of origin."

June 01, 2016

ESSA Regs: Ed. Dept. Wants Input on Measuring English-Language Proficiency

Should the department ask states to come up with their own "maximum" time during which a student is expected to become proficient? And if so, what kind of research should inform states' timelines?

June 01, 2016

Could the Transition to ESSA Begin Earlier Than Expected for Some Schools?

The proposed ESSA accountability regulations the U.S. Department of Education released last week could make schools' transition to the new law trickier than previously expected.

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