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July 05, 2017

Are States Leaning on Waivers From Past Law for Their New Education Plans?

States aren't necessarily keen to toss overboard what they put in their waivers from the No Child Left Behind Act when crafting their direction under the Every Student Succeeds Act.

May 19, 2016

Biggest Transitions Facing States for ESSA Accountability Flagged in New Report

The Every Student Succeeds Act will require at least a few significant shifts for the indicators states use for student achievement and school quality, the Center for American Progress says.

December 22, 2015

Ed. Dept. to States: Even Under ESSA, You Need a Plan for High Opt-Out Rates

The U.S. Department of Education sent a letter to states, warning that they need to be prepared to handle their testing opt-outs in 2015-16.

December 22, 2015

Ed. Department Puts Massachusetts Title I Funds on 'High Risk' Status

The department said the state must show that it is administering the same test statewide to students in grades 3-8 and high school by May 31, 2016, or else potentially lose a portion of the state's Title I funds.

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 08, 2015

Is ESSA the ESEA Reauthorization Bill Arne Duncan Was Hoping For?

The Every Student Succeeds Act would include key Obama administration priorities, such as pre-K, but not others, such as dramatic school turnarounds and teacher evaluation through student outcomes.

November 29, 2015

ESEA Reauthorization: A Look at a Draft of the Bill

Click here for late stage draft of the actual bill that could become the latest iteration of the ESEA, the Every Student Succeeds Act or ESSA.

November 18, 2015

Education Department Approves Nine More States' Teacher-Equity Plans

The plans touch on issues ranging from teacher preparation to student-loan forgiveness, but questions remain on state implementation and U.S. Department of Education oversight.

November 10, 2015

Louisiana's Waiver Renewed But Put on High Risk

Good news for Louisiana: The state can keep its waiver from many of the mandates of the No Child Left Behind Act for another school year. But what's the bad news?

November 06, 2015

Nebraska Hits the Brakes on NCLB Waiver Request

The state is reluctant to mandate that all its districts adopt teacher evaluations that take student progress into account.

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