A congressional committee will take its first crack this week at a new bill to reauthorize the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act.
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July 07, 2016
June 22, 2016
The Every Student Succeeds Act gives districts reason to reconsider the longstanding practice of using federal funds to pay for low-income students' Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate testing fees.
May 19, 2016
By discussing what leading states are doing to customize learning for students, a new report emphasizes, yet again, that personalized learning and technology-based learning aren't necessarily the same thing.
April 14, 2016
States would have to prove that students who take the SAT or ACT have the testing accommodations they need.
March 09, 2016
John B. King Jr., the Education Department's top official, urges federal lawmakers to reauthorize the big career-tech-ed law, but few are optimistic that Congress will get it done anytime soon.
March 07, 2016
'Negotiated rulemaking' has the potential to shape federal testing mandates, particularly at the high school level.
January 04, 2016
The new law allows states or districts to use the SAT or ACT for high school accountability, a move that signals a shift in what schools measure and what they value.
December 18, 2015
The Every Student Succeeds Act offers new kinds of metrics to measure middle and high school success. A new study shows that few states embrace these now; Will that change under ESSA?
November 19, 2015
A compromise measure allows states to make more decisions about testing and accountability, and to let districts choose their own high school tests.
July 17, 2015
The legislation now moves into conference with the House version, but critics are attacking it for letting schools with low graduation rates off the hook.