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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.

September 03, 2018

What's New for Children in Foster Care Under ESSA?

ESSA made some key changes for this group of students, but it's unclear if states are following through with a new transportation requirement.

August 23, 2018

DeVos Ponders Letting Schools Buy Guns Under ESSA in Twist on Federal Law

The money for firearms purchases would come from the Student Support and Academic Enrichment grants, which receive $1.1 billion under the Every Student Succeeds Act.

July 27, 2018

Betsy DeVos OKs Louisiana Pitch to Use Innovative Tests Under ESSA

Louisiana is the first state to get the all clear from the U.S. Department of Education to participate in the Every Student Succeeds Act's "Innovative Assessment" pilot.

July 16, 2018

Does ESSA Require Teachers to Be Highly Qualified?

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.

June 19, 2018

States Are Failing to 'Put Students' Civil Rights First' in ESSA Plans, Advocates Say

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

How Do Districts Plan to Use Their ESSA Block Grant Money?

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

Can Districts Use ESSA Funds to Buy Crossing Guard Signs?

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.

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