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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.

December 11, 2015

ESSA Changes to Teacher-Quality Funding: Which States Snag More Cash?

One of the lesser-noticed changes in the Every Student Succeeds Act concerns the $2.3 billion state teacher-quality grants program, also known as Title II.

December 11, 2015

State Chiefs' ESSA Accountability Pledge: 'There Will Be No Backpedaling'

So what do state superintendents plan to do with the new power they'll have under the Every Student Succeeds Act? And how much do they see accountability changing?

December 10, 2015

President Signs ESEA Rewrite, Giving States, Districts Bigger Say on Policy

The Every Student Succeeds Act, or ESSA, puts states and districts back at the wheel on teacher evaluation, standards, school turnarounds, and accountability.

December 10, 2015

ESSA Spin Patrol: How Various Groups Are Claiming Victory

You know you're looking at a bipartisan, compromise bill when everyone rushes the field after the final touchdown, claims partial credit, and proceeds to explain what it means.

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