July 2016
Jul 29, 2016

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) published guidance earlier this week that outlines the requirements State educational agencies (SEAs) and local educational agencies (LEAs) must meet under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to ensur...

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Jul 25, 2016

A number of education researchers and officials – 56 in total – sent a letter to Secretary of Education John King last week making the case for using average scale scores or proficiency indexes rather than grade-level proficiency on assessm...

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Jul 18, 2016

Among the core themes of the changes in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is the move from a focus on “core academic subjects” to a “well-rounded education.” On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) released guidance designed...

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Jul 11, 2016

At the end of June, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) offered updates to its guidance on how States can transition to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).  The updates mostly offer additional clarification on existing issues, and do n...

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Jul 05, 2016

A new report from the Education Commission of the States (ECS) offers States, districts, and schools guidance on expanding student learning opportunities under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).  The new law combines many of the current...

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