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July 15, 2019

Most Students of Color Have White Teachers. Here's Pete Buttigieg's Plan to Change That

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg wants to increase transparency about teacher hiring practices to boost diversity in the field. Would his plan work?

July 08, 2019

Schools' Top Priority for Flexible ESSA Grants Is Safer, Healthier Students

Nearly two-thirds of superintendents said using the grants to help students' welfare was "extremely important," far outpacing the share who said the same about education technology.

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.

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