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.

A member of the Senate education committee, Hatch also authored the Education Innovation and Research program, which is included in the Every Student Succeeds Act.

Eight senators said in a letter that such proceedings would help provide "a detailed understanding of the health and education challenges facing Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands."

States have until April 2 to submit their applications for the Every Student Succeeds Act's Innovative Assessment Pilot.

The threat of federal budget cuts, the prospects for school choice, the fate of the "Dreamers," and the Every Student Succeeds Act will be big things to watch.

"Congress Approves $20 Billion Voucher Program With AFT's Backing" and other education stories you likely won't see in 2018.

ESSA feedback from DeVos' team has come at a rapid pace this month, with California, New York, Pennsylvania, and Texas among the states to get critiques of their plans from the department.

Our most-read posts from 2017 included news about Betsy DeVos' confirmation hearings, changes to Every Student Succeeds Act guidelines, and a golden oldie: the Common Core State Standards.

Arkansas, California, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, and Texas need to make some big improvements to their plans to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act.

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act features shake-ups to how state and local taxes are treated, changes to savings plans that let them be used for private school, and more.

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