ESSA got rid of the requirement in the law it replaced, the No Child Left Behind Act, that teachers must be highly qualified, which typically meant they needed to have a bachelor's degree in the subject they are teaching and state certification.
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July 16, 2018
June 19, 2018
States are flouting the Every Student Succeeds Act's protections for vulnerable groups of children, and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos letting them, civil groups said at an event in Washington.
June 17, 2018
A survey by three education groups found that STEM, positive behavioral supports, and professional development are popular choices for how districts plan to spend a chunk of flexible Every Student Succeeds Act funding.
June 11, 2018
If districts want to purchase crossing guard signs with money from the Every Student Succeeds Act, their best bet is using money from the Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants, aka Title IV Part A of ESSA.
June 05, 2018
U.S. Ed Secretary DeVos has approved plans for 46 states, plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Still waiting: California, Florida, Oklahoma, and Utah.
May 07, 2018
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has now approved ESSA plans from 42 states, plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Big states like California and Florida, however, are still awaiting approval.
April 26, 2018
Tennessee lawmakers' decision to essentially let districts toss this year's assessment scores due to technical difficulties could provide a gauge of how flexible the education secretary is willing to be in implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act.
January 18, 2018
It is unclear if all states have implemented ESSA's requirement to provide transportation as needed for students in foster care, a report from the Chronicle of Social Change found.
October 04, 2017
We've been following the progress of Every Student Succeeds Act plans from the 50 states and the District of Columbia, and we've got a map and more to help you out.
October 03, 2017
State chiefs told senators how they were taking advantage of the Every Student Succeeds Act, while lawmakers expressed concerns along partisan lines about the balance of political power.