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December 28, 2015

The Top 10 Politics K-12 Blog Posts of 2015: Yes, ESSA Dominates

We've been pretty occupied with news and analysis of the Every Student Succeeds Act at the end of this year—and our readers have been pretty busy reading about it.

December 22, 2015

Ed. Dept. to States: Even Under ESSA, You Need a Plan for High Opt-Out Rates

The U.S. Department of Education sent a letter to states, warning that they need to be prepared to handle their testing opt-outs in 2015-16.

December 22, 2015

New Budget Delays ESSA's Impact on Formula Grants for One Year

The Every Student Succeeds Act contains changes to non-competitive Education Department formula grants, but the fiscal 2016 federal budget impacts when those changes will begin.

December 21, 2015

Over Half of Race to the Top Cash Directly Supported Educators, Report Says

The Center for American Progress highlights the program's successes, but will future Education Department leaders embrace Race to the Top's competitive-grant model?

December 18, 2015

Ed. Dept. Sketches Out Transition to ESSA From NCLB, Previews Regulation

The U.S. Department of Education wasted no time in giving states initial guidance on transition from the No Child Left Behind Act to the Every Student Succeeds Act.

December 17, 2015

Light Touch or Firm Hand: Advocates Debate Proper ESSA Regulatory Approach

There's disagreement in the education policy world about whether (and to what extent) the Education Department should flex its muscles in crafting regulations for the Every Student Succeeds Act.

December 17, 2015

Alexander: Federal Role on K-12 Will Be 'Very Different' Under ESSA

Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., chairman of the Senate education committee, says at least three major oversight hearings already are being planned on the Every Student Succeeds Act.

December 17, 2015

Will ESSA Trigger Significant Layoffs at the Education Department?

A portion of the Every Student Succeeds Act requires the department to reduce the number of full-time equivalent employees working on programs or projects within the next year.

December 16, 2015

How Far Should the Education Department Go in Regulating on ESSA?

The civil rights community and district advocates have pretty different ideas about what the prohibitions on secretarial authority mean in the Every Student Succeeds Act.

December 14, 2015

ESEA Reauthorization: How Will ESSA's Regulatory Process Work?

ESSA's regulatory process may be particularly tricky, since the law seeks to strike a delicate balance between handing power over to states and reining in the feds, while on the other hand ensuring there are some "guardrails" in place to help struggling schools and traditionally overlooked groups of students.

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