February 2016
Feb 29, 2016

How should the U.S. Department of Education regulate under the Every Student Succeeds Act? People got a chance to share their thoughts with the department face-to-face during two hearings this month. But the public also got a chance to subm...

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Feb 29, 2016

A lot of the coverage of the federal fiscal 2016 budget approved last week dealt with how much, and how much more, various K-12 programs will get. But one thing you may have missed about the budget deal is how it impacts the timeline for th...

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Feb 26, 2016

A new Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) document published by the U.S. Department of Education (ED) today consolidates and offers additional detail on the agency’s plans for transition to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).  This documen...

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Feb 22
Feb 22, 2016

A study published last month by the Southern Education Foundation says that the majority of children in public schools come from low-income families.  The report is based on data from the 2012-13 school year, which states that 51% of studen...

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Feb 22, 2016

A study published last month by the Southern Education Foundation says that the majority of children in public schools come from low-income families.  The report is based on data from the 2012-13 school year, which states that 51% of studen...

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Feb 12, 2016

President Obama submitted his eighth and final budget request to Congress on Tuesday, which outlines the Administration’s suggested funding levels for various programs in federal fiscal year (FY) 2017.  The request includes a modest 2% incr...

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Feb 05, 2016

After recently holding two public meetings to hear comments from stakeholders on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the U.S. Department of Education (ED) began the official regulatory process for ESSA yesterday.  In a notice published i...

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Feb 04, 2016

February 2, 2016

 

Acting U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. announced today new guidance to help states identify and eliminate low-quality, redundant or unhelpful testing.

 

“High-quality assessments give parents, educators ...

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Feb 04, 2016

February 3, 2016

 

Dear Colleagues:

 

As you know, in December, the Department of Education (ED) began the regulatory process for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) by seeking advice and recommendations from the public on areas for r...

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Feb 02, 2016

In a “Dear Colleague” Letter published January 28th, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) offers States more information on how they should plan to transition to implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).  In the letter, Seni...

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