In what was billed as a victory for the school choice community, the Every Student Succeeds Act allowed districts to apply for the "weighted student funding pilot." But it may not turn out that way, at least as far as a few districts are concerned.
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April 08, 2018
April 04, 2018
What will ESSA look like when it really hits the classroom? Will ESSA really feel different from the No Child Left Behind Act? Those topics and more in a new Education Week report.
April 03, 2018
The pilot, which was initially one of the most buzzed about pieces of ESSA, allows states to try out new forms of testing in a handful of districts, with the goal of eventually taking them statewide.
March 29, 2018
Just 13 states have yet to get the federal seal of approval, including some states with big populations, such as California and Florida.
March 26, 2018
For those keeping score at home, DeVos has now approved ESSA plans for 34 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.
March 22, 2018
Congress is about to nearly triple funding for the Every Student Succeeds Act's broad Title IV program, which districts can use for arts, music, physical education, science, and much more.
March 15, 2018
Indianapolis, Puerto Rico, and three other school districts have applied to join the Every Student Succeeds Act's weighted student-funding pilot during the 2018-19 school year.
March 07, 2018
Members of the Congressional Tri-Caucus say U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is approving plans for the Every Student Succeeds Act that don't comply with the law's protections for vulnerable groups of students
March 06, 2018
In a speech to the Council of Chief State School Officers, the education secretary said that just because many ESSA plans comply with federal mandates doesn't mean they would truly help students.
February 19, 2018
The U.S. Department of Education is more than halfway through approving state plans to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act, but not everyone is pleased with how things are going.