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December 28, 2015

The Top 10 Politics K-12 Blog Posts of 2015: Yes, ESSA Dominates

We've been pretty occupied with news and analysis of the Every Student Succeeds Act at the end of this year—and our readers have been pretty busy reading about it.

December 16, 2015

Education Spending Slated for $1.2 Billion Boost in Congressional Budget Deal

Title I funding would receive an increase after several years of flat funding, while charter schools, the National Assessment of Educational Programs, and Head Start would also see more money in the fiscal 2016 federal budget.

December 07, 2015

With Federal Budget Deal Expiring in Four Days, Where Does K-12 Spending Stand?

With Congress poised to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, eyes are now turning to how congressional budget negotiations will impact K-12 aid.

December 02, 2015

ESEA Reauthorization Coasts Through House; Next Stop: U.S. Senate

The House on Wednesday voted 359 to 64 to approve the Every Student Succeeds Act, which would scale back the federal role in education for the first time since the early 1980s.

November 30, 2015

Praise From Governors, State Chiefs Highlight Reactions to ESEA Bill

The National Governors Association gave the legislation its "full endorsement," the first time the group has given a federal bill that kind of backing since 1996.

November 30, 2015

ESEA Reauthorization: The Every Student Succeeds Act Explained

The ESSA is in many ways a U-turn from the current, much-maligned version of the ESEA law, the No Child Left Behind Act.

November 25, 2015

#StopESEA? Conservative Blogger Who May Have Helped Derail ESEA Has New Qualms

Last time, a conservative blogger was unhappy with the policy. This time, she's miffed about the process.

November 24, 2015

ESEA Deal Opens (Trap?) Door for Use of Noncognitive Measures in Accountability

In the past, big-name researchers of traits like grit, persistence, and growth mindsets have all said such factors should not be measured for accountability purposes.

November 23, 2015

Accountability and the ESEA Reauthorization Deal: Your Cheat Sheet

The compromise agreed to by a congressional conference committee is, in many key ways, a U-turn from the much-maligned No Child Left Behind Act.

November 20, 2015

Accountability: A Likely Hitch in the New ESEA Deal

The issue promises a bumpy road ahead, too, if the deal that sailed through a conference committee becomes law.

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