October 2018 Archives

In a Heritage Foundation speech, Frank Brogan said the federal government would make Every Student Succeeds Act accountability a top priority.


Next week, millions of 18 and 19-year-olds will have the chance to put their civics-class lessons into action, when they head to the polls for the first time. Here's what we're learning about them.


The education secretary is moving forward with parts of a reorganization proposal unveiled earlier this year, including elevating the office charged with helping advocate for the private school community within the federal bureaucracy.


More than 40 states are considering postsecondary and career readiness in school performance in some way in their Every Student Succeeds Act plans.


Nate Bailey, who has been serving as DeVos' communications chief, will take over for Josh Venable.


Newly elected governors and state chiefs may seek big changes to their states' plan to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act.


Congress recently passed a law that will help schools and communities cope with some of the challenges of educating children from families grappling with opioid addiction.


At least eight states are considering school climate or discipline in rating their schools under the Every Student Succeeds Act.


Four states have raised their hands for the second round of the Every Student Succeeds Act's Innovative Assessment pilot: Georgia, Hawaii, Kansas, and South Carolina.


U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-Texas, has hit his opponent Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, for wanting to take money away from public schools being the "deciding vote" in favor of DeVos' confirmation.


Democracy Forward, the American Federation of Teachers, and the Southern Poverty Law Center want to know what role, if any, gun-rights lobbying groups may have played in the debate.


The U.S. secretary of education said on a conservative think tank's podcast that young voters are ill-equipped by the K-12 system to understand and debate competing ideas.


Candidates in key races have sharply different views on school choice, education spending, immigration, and U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.


Science tests don't have to be used for accountability purposes. But at least 19 states are choosing to make them part of their school rating systems anyway.


Sens. Sherrod Brown of Ohio and Patty Murray of Washington state highlight concerns about virtual charters' academic outcomes and management practices.


The new federal tax code includes a change to federally backed college savings plans that has some revenue implications for states that have their own plans.


Programs focused on helping schools with improve instruction in science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, were big winners in the latest round of the Education Innovation and Research grants.


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.


Earlier this year, Puerto Rico surveyed schools to measure the mental health needs of students and educators after Hurricane Maria. They're using results to help schools with the greatest needs.


U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos unveiled the "parent guide" at a roundtable in Mississippi, with parents, students, and educators, as part of her four-state "Rethink School" tour.


Georgia wants to allow districts to use a series of "formative assessments" instead of one big test at the end of the year.


The education secretary said in a speech Wednesday that "next to nothing" has changed in education since 1983's 'A Nation at Risk' report, which warned the country was falling dangerously behind foreign competitors.


The grants were awarded under the STOP School Violence Act, which was passed by Congress soon after the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., that left 17 dead.


U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is embarking on her second back-to-school road trip since taking over the department.


The Every Student Succeeds Act allows up to seven states to try out new kinds of tests in a handful of districts before taking them statewide.


The U.S. Department of Education hasn't done a great job of keeping tabs on states that have closed charter schools, according to an Inspector General's report.


Not adjusting for inflation, the $71.5 billion budget is the largest-ever appropriation from Congress for the Education Department.


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