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January 03, 2018

Answer Your ESSA Questions: What's Going on With Testing Audits?

In the latest installment of "Answering Your ESSA Questions," we look at whether districts and schools can apply for federal funds to audit their testing systems and give an update on the law's Innovative Assessment Pilot.

November 13, 2017

Is Testing the Only Way a Student Can Achieve Success Under ESSA?

The Every Student Succeeds Act kept in place the testing regimen from the law it replaced, the No Child Left Behind Act. But states must bring in other factors, too.

October 16, 2017

Trump Is Speaking to Heritage; Four Things to Know About Its K-12 Record

The Heritage Foundation almost stopped the Every Student Succeeds Act from becoming law and has been skeptical of some Republicans ideas to expand school choice.

January 03, 2017

Donald Trump and K-12 Education: Five Things to Watch in 2017

The first part of the year will tell us a lot about where the president elect wants to go on education and the priority he places on the issue.

November 10, 2016

Every Student Succeeds Act Under Trump: Five Things to Watch

The election of Donald Trump to the White House could be a major curve ball for implementation of the nearly year-old Every Student Succeeds Act.

October 25, 2016

How Will ESSA Be Different When it Comes to School Turnarounds Than SIG?

Under ESSA, states and districts will get much more say when it comes to turning around their lowest performing schools.

June 30, 2016

How Will ESSA's Innovative Assessment Pilot Work?

States and districts hoping to "test drive" the next generation of assessments can try, thanks to one of the most buzzed-about pieces of the Every Student Succeeds Act.

May 10, 2016

How Does the Every Student Succeeds Act Handle Foster Children?

The Every Student Succeeds Act makes it easier for children in foster care to stay in their original schools, but different groups have different ideas about how the costs should be covered.

April 21, 2016

ESSA Cheat Sheet: What's in the New Testing Regulations?

School districts, state chiefs, advocates, and the U.S. Department of Education now have a better idea of how testing will work under the Every Student Succeeds Act.

April 18, 2016

What Happens if ESSA Negotiated Rulemaking Fails?

Just in case negotiators hashing out rules for the Every Student Succeeds Act aren't able to come to kumbaya, here's a breakdown of how negotiated rulemaking and what happens if/when it does.

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