Articles about "ED"

Oct 30, 2017

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) announced today that it will rescind nearly 600 guidance documents across the agency for being outdated, unnecessary, or ineffective.

 

ED first announced last Friday its decision to withdraw 72 guida...

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Oct 23, 2017

The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) voted on Wednesday to approve President Trump’s nominee for General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Education – Carlos Muñiz – along with a number of nominees for other...

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Oct 17, 2017

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) released proposed priorities for determining recipients of discretionary grants.  While these eleven priorities are not official requirements for receiving discretionary funding, they do indi...

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Oct 10, 2017

The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) held a hearing on Tuesday to gather testimony from State chiefs on implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and how States are innovating under the new law...

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Sep 25, 2017

As part of its ongoing work to aid hurricane relief efforts, today the Department of Education released new non-regulatory guidance to help Department grantees and program participants remove barriers to restoring teaching and learning envi...

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Sep 25, 2017

In a new “Dear Colleague” letter issued this morning, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) announced that it will rescind a 2011 Dear Colleague letter on campus sexual violence along with a 2014 Questions and Answers document on the same t...

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Sep 18, 2017

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos kicked off a back-to-school tour on Tuesday, visiting schools in six States through today.  The four-day trip, named the “Rethink School” tour, has brought DeVos to a variety of K-12 schools and institutio...

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Sep 05, 2017

Retired Representative and former Chairman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce John Kline (R-MN) wrote in the trade publication Education Week late Friday, expressing concern about the rumors that some States may seek waiv...

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Aug 29, 2017

The U.S. Departments of Labor (DOL) and Education (ED) published changes to previous guidance on Thursday related to performance accountability under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act
(WIOA).  These changes provided some clarifica...

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Aug 22, 2017

Each year, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issues the Single Audit Compliance Supplement, previously known as OMB Circular A-133 Compliance Supplement, which acts a guidebook for single audits for all non-federal entities that exp...

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Jul 31, 2017

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) is reportedly changing how it provides feedback on State plans under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).  Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has received blowback in recent weeks in response to preli...

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Jul 24, 2017

The House Committee on Appropriations advanced a bill this week that would provide funding for the U.S. Department of Education (ED) for fiscal year (FY) 2018.  The legislation passed through the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Serv...

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Jul 18, 2017

The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education held a meeting yesterday to mark up the fiscal year (FY) 2018 funding bill for the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services, Education (ED), and L...

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Jul 11, 2017

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) published a notice in the Federal Register today instituting new regulations for the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).  However, these regulations are identical to previous regulations prom...

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Jul 03, 2017

In a Dear Colleague letter sent to States and local educational agencies (LEAs) Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) said it would allow them to delay providing per-pupil expenditure data for an additional year.  Under the Every...

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Jun 28, 2017

Dear State Assessment Directors and Title I Directors,

 

I am writing to provide information to States about the implementation of provisions regarding English language proficiency (ELP) standards and assessments in Title I of the Eleme...

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Jun 26, 2017

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) issued initial feedback last week on three State plans that were submitted within the first submission window earlier this year.  The feedback prompted concerns from State education officials and member...

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Jun 19, 2017

An internal memorandum to U.S. Department of Education (ED) staff, obtained by the government watchdog organization ProPublica, would significantly change how the agency’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) handles various complaints. 
 

The mem...


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May 30, 2017

The Trump Administration released its more detailed proposal for the fiscal year (FY) 2018 budget on Tuesday – a supplement to the President’s “skinny” budget issued in March.  Funding for K-12 and higher education would face significant cu...

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May 25, 2017

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

 

The President’s FY 2018 budget for education

 

President Trump’s fiscal year (FY) 2018 budget disinvests in education along the entire continuum, cutting federal support for preschoolers, students in elementary s...

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May 23, 2017

President Trump’s full budget proposal for federal fiscal year (FY) 2018, scheduled to be released next Tuesday, will contain significant cuts to education, according to a draft obtained by the Washington Post.

 

The full budget will offe...

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May 01, 2017

Monday, May 1, 2017

  

Education Funding in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Omnibus Appropriations Bill

 

The FY 2017 omnibus appropriations bill filed early this morning provides $68.2 billion for the Department of Education (ED), but once y...

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Apr 07, 2017

A group of Democrats in Congress have written to the Trump Administration asking them to offer clear guidance on the rights of undocumented immigrants in education.  The letter, addressed to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Secretary of Educ...

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Apr 03, 2017

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) has released a new document outlining how peer reviewers should approach review of consolidated State plans submitted to the agency under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Under ESSA, ED is require...

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Mar 28, 2017

In a meeting Tuesday, attendees at the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) spring conference heard from lawmakers about what to expect from Congress in the coming months.

 

Chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the...

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Feb 27, 2017

The U.S. Departments of Education (ED) and Justice (DOJ) jointly issued a “Dear Colleague” letter (DCL) Wednesday evening rescinding the guidance published last May by the Obama Administration requiring schools to allow transgender students...

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Feb 20, 2017


In a letter to Chief State School Officers late last Friday, newly-confirmed Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos offered new guidance on the timeline for implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) under the new administration.

 

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Feb 13, 2017

The House of Representatives approved two resolutions this week that would roll back regulations in two areas: accountability and State plan rules under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and teacher preparation rules under the Higher Ed...

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Feb 07, 2017

In a “Dear Colleague” letter sent earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) announced that it will temporarily pause its technical assistance efforts, specifically the weekly webinar series it had planned to carry out to prov...

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Jan 27
Jan 27, 2017

In an executive order issued immediately after last week’s Inauguration, the President told agencies to halt their regulatory processes.  The order instructs agencies not to send any new regulations to the Federal Register for publication. ...

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Jan 27, 2017

In an executive order issued immediately after last week’s Inauguration, the President told agencies to halt their regulatory processes.  The order instructs agencies not to send any new regulations to the Federal Register for publication. ...

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Jan 27
Jan 27, 2017

In an executive order issued immediately after last week’s Inauguration, the President told agencies to halt their regulatory processes.  The order instructs agencies not to send any new regulations to the Federal Register for publication. ...

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Jan 20, 2017

In an announcement made late Wednesday afternoon, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) said that it was withdrawing a proposed regulation regarding a provision of the Every Student Succeeds Act known as “supplement, not supplant.”  The pro...

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Jan 17, 2017

Members of Congress have formed a new interest group to support public schools.  The formation of the caucus was announced in a press conference Tuesday, where Members of Congress spoke alongside the Presidents of the American Federation of...

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The U.S. Department of Education (ED) has released a partial semi-annual regulatory agenda, a list of rules and regulations it plans to issue over the next few months, as well as regulations it has completed.

 

The only rule ED notes it c...

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Dec 19, 2016

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) recently announced the creation of a new grant aimed at promoting diversity in public schools.  The new $12 million grant competition will give up to 20 school districts the opportunity to craft new roa...

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Dec 12, 2016

Just before Thanksgiving, President-elect Donald Trump announced that he would nominate Betsy DeVos to be Secretary of Education. DeVos is a Michigan philanthropist – her husband is Amway heir Dick DeVos – and former chair of the Michigan R...

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Nov 21, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump’s team has actively switched into transition mode since the election last week, vetting and meeting with potential candidates to fill cabinet and agency positions.  Rumors are flying over who will be chosen to l...

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Nov 15, 2016

On Tuesday, Donald Trump shocked pollsters, reporters, pundits, and officials in Washington by winning the Electoral College and becoming the President-Elect of the United States.  As Trump’s transition team prepares to take office in Janua...

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Nov 08, 2016

As the deadline for filing comments on the proposed supplement, not supplant regulations pursuant to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and issued by the U.S. Department of Education (ED) draws to a close, a number of national organizati...

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Nov 01, 2016

Speaking at a policy forum hosted by the Council on Great City Schools last week, policy advisors for Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump laid out what voters might expect from their candidates’ presidential administrations.  Speaking for Clin...

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This morning, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) released non-regulatory guidance for the new block grant under Title IV of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).  In this guidance document, ED provides key information on the provisions ...

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New guidance focusing on Title IV, Part A of the ESEA, the Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE) program was released by the U.S. Department of Education.  Through this guidance, the Department provides resources, tools and example...

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The U.S. Department of Education published regulations today to help ensure that new teachers are ready to succeed in the classroom and that every student is taught by a great educator. The regulations build on progress happening across the...

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Oct 11, 2016

In a letter sent to Chief State School Officers on Monday, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) announced plans to issue additional non-regulatory guidance for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) by the end of the calendar year.  ED rece...

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Oct 03, 2016

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) released yet another guidance document this week on the implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).  This new document covers schoolwide programs under Title I, updating and replacing guida...

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Dear SIG and Title I Directors:

 

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) has revised the fiscal year (FY) 2015 SIG allocations to award additional funds to States as shown in the attachment. The additional funds became available because ED...

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Dear Colleagues,

 

In case you missed it, yesterday Secretary King announced the U.S. Department of Education’s first Family Ambassador, Frances Frost, to increase parent and family engagement in education policy. The Family Ambassador po...

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Colleagues,

 

I wanted to let you know of two new documents that the Department released this week. First, we released non-regulatory guidance to help support the nation's educators and elevate the teaching profession using Title II, Part...

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Dear Stakeholder,     Today, the U.S. Department of Education released non-regulatory guidance to help support the nation's educators and elevate the teaching profession through Title II, Part A. The guidance encourages states and distri...
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Dear colleagues,

 

I am pleased to share that today the U.S. Department of Education (ED) is releasing non-regulatory guidance on Title III, Part A to help States, school districts, and schools provide effective services that improve the ...

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Sep 19, 2016

Speaking to Kentucky lawmakers Monday, Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN), one of the principal architects of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) urged States to do what they want under the new law.

 

Alexander spoke to State legislators at...

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U.S. Department of Education Releases New Guidance on Using Evidence to Strengthen Education Investments During Back to School Bus Tour 

The U.S. Department of Education today released new guidance, Using Evidence to Strengthen Education...



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Sep 12, 2016

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) has issued two new “Dear Colleague” letters following the release of a report by the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing.  This guidance is intended to address some of the recent issues surr...

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Sep 06, 2016

On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) published a draft Notice of Proposed Rulemaking outlining its suggested requirements surrounding the “supplement, not supplant” requirement of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).  These...

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Dear colleagues,

 

Yesterday, the note below was sent to the chief state school officers regarding the release of the draft regulations for the Title I supplement not supplant provisions in the ESSA. In addition, we will be hosting two...

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NOTE: U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr., joined by Deputy Assistant to the President Roberto Rodríguez and President and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, will hold a press call at 2:30 p.m. ET today (Au...

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The U.S. Department of Education is releasing a four-part multimedia series on Medium telling the story of how Justin Mesteth, an 18-year-old Native American student on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, gets accepted to Wes...

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Aug 29, 2016

A common criticism of No Child Left Behind was its overemphasis on English language arts and mathematics as the only measures of student success. With the passage of ESSA, lawmakers sought to encourage states to re-establish what has been c...

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Aug 22, 2016

The U.S. Departments of Labor (DOL) and Education (ED) finally officially published the final regulations for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act programs, including:

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The U.S. Department of Education announced today the availability of $2.8 million for a Preschool Pay for Success grant competition for state, local and tribal governments interested in exploring the feasibility of Pay for Success to expand...

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Aug 15, 2016

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a report Monday which cautioned States and the U.S. Department of Education (ED) against relying too heavily on the large-scale waivers of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ES...

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Aug 05, 2016

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued final regulations recently regarding the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP).  These regulations are intended to cement the place and practices of CEP participants within the world of child...

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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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Jun 24, 2016

In a letter to State chiefs sent Thursday, U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King said he wants to make sure that States are talking to a large and diverse group of stakeholders as they work to develop new accountability plans under the E...

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Jun 20, 2016

A letter from Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and Representative Bobby Scott (D-VA) to two federal agencies this week urged officials to provide strong support for early learning.  The letter specifically referenced the Preschool Development Gr...

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Jun 13, 2016

Legislation approved earlier this week by the Senate Appropriations Committee would provide small increases for some education programs, but would decimate funding for newly consolidated programs under Title IV of the Elementary and Seconda...

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Jun 06, 2016

This spring, in support of President Obama’s ConnectED initiative, The New York Public Library, the Digital Public Library of America and First Book joined forces to launch Open eBooks, an app that provides FREE access to a library of thous...

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Jun 03, 2016

In a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking released last week, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) challenges the general understanding States and local educational agencies (LEAs) have had regarding the timeline for transition to new accountabil...

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Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) released the first proposed regulations issued pursuant to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) (while discussion drafts from the Negotiated Rulemaking Committee have been released, they hav...

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At a Senate Committee hearing Wednesday on implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) continued to express his disapproval of the U.S. Depar...

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The U.S. Department of Education’s draft regulations on amendments to the supplement-not-supplant (SNS) provision in the Every Students Succeeds Act (ESSA) have proven controversial since they were first released as part of the Negotiated R...

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The U.S. Department of Education released a report Friday, May 6th, titled “The State of Racial Diversity in the Educator Workforce,” in conjunction with the National Summit on Teacher Diversity held at the Department. The report reviews tr...

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“From the moment students enter a school, the most important factor in their success is not the color of their skin or the income of their parents, it’s the person standing at the front of the classroom... America’s future depends on its...

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The U.S. Department of Education (ED) has published the regulations resulting from discussion by a negotiated rulemaking committee earlier this month.  That committee was tasked with coming to a consensus around two issues: the supplement-n...

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The following was released from the U.S. Department of Education April 26, 2016:

 

 

Today, the U.S. Department of Education launched the seventh and final Investing in Innovation (i3) Development competition. Educators working with scho...

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The negotiated rulemaking committee tasked with developing regulations on two key issues under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) – assessments and the provision that federal Title I dollars supplement, not supplant, State and local fund...

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Apr 15, 2016

This afternoon the U.S. Department of Education (ED) released draft regulations for discussion in the third and final negotiated rulemaking session on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).  The revised draft attempts to address some of the...

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The following was released from the U.S. Department of Education earlier today:

 

U.S. Education Secretary John B. King Jr. today called for a renewed focus on well-rounded education for all students as states work to implement the new ...

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Apr 08, 2016

 

In the second of three scheduled sessions, negotiators met in Washington, D.C. this week to discuss draft regulations on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).  By law, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) is required to convene a Negot...

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Apr 01, 2016

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) announced today that it will soon release the first draft of regulations pertaining to implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).  These draft regulations will cover some of the topics dis...

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Mar 25, 2016

The negotiated rulemaking process for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) officially began this week as negotiators on the rulemaking committee met for their first three-day session.  The rulemaking committee will help to develop regulati...

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Mar 18, 2016

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) has issued its first round of guidance regarding changes made to the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).  The guidance, required by ESSA and published by ED ...

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Mar 14, 2016

The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) voted 16 to 6 in favor of approving John King’s nomination as Secretary of Education Wednesday morning.  King received support from all Democrats on the Committee, but a ...

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Mar 07, 2016

 

(NASTID Past President Marcus Cheeks was selected to be one of the negotiators. He was nominated by the National Title I Association.)

 

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Friday afternoon the U.S. Department of Education (ED) published the name...

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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 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 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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Jan 18, 2016

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of State Support (OSS) has issued a new letter to chief State school officers updating its plans to conduct State performance reviews in light of the passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)...

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Jan 08, 2016

Among the pieces of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) which remain largely untouched in the new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) are the provisions regarding assessments.  States will still have to adopt (or show they have already adopted) high-...

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Jan 05, 2016

On December 10th, President Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) into law, wiping away more than a decade of federal education rules and policies promulgated under No Child Left Behind (NCLB) – as well as NCLB itself.  For the...

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Dec 18, 2015

A letter sent this morning from the U.S. Department of Education (ED) offered some insight into how the agency plans to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the recent overhaul of federal education law.
 
The letter, sent from S...

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Nov 09, 2015

In an e-mail to Chief State School Officers on Thursday, the U.S. Department of Education’s (ED’s) Office of State Support (OSS) announced plans to transition to a new performance review system which will be piloted during school year 2015-...

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Oct 23, 2015

This week, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) published a new document titled “Resource Guide: Supporting Undocumented Youth” telling schools and districts how they can best serve their students who may be undocumented immigrants.  The g...

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According to White House Administration officials, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will step down at the end of this year, a year before President Obama’s term is up.  Duncan has led the Department of Education (ED) since President Obama...

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This week the U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services released a new “policy statement” on the inclusion of students with disabilities in early childhood education programs.  The statement is intended to provide recommen...

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Jun 22, 2015

The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor-HHS-Education held its markup of the fiscal year (FY) 2016 spending bill this week, and the Senate’s corresponding subcommittee is scheduled to follow suit next week.  The House bill currently ...

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Jun 05, 2015

Representatives Tom Reed (R-NY) and Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) have introduced legislation that would allow parents to opt their children out of the standardized tests required under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
 
According to the leg...

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May 29, 2015

This week, the Department of Education (ED) hosted a webinar on the implementation of the Uniform Grants Guidance (UGG). The webinar highlighted the goals of the UGG, which streamlines and consolidates eight existing circulars from the Offi...

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Apr 03, 2015

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) has issued updated guidance on how to align the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) for school meal programs with Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).  The guidance, issued at...

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Mar 07, 2015

In the last week of February, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) sent a letter to Title I State directors regarding the transition many States are currently undergoing to new assessments.  The letter, from Office of State Support Directo...

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Feb 23, 2015

Over the course of the past few weeks, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) has issued updated allocations to States for Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).  According to a memorandum accompanying the revised allo...

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Feb 07, 2015

This week, President Barack Obama unveiled his Fiscal Year 2016 budget request.  Though it will be tough to find support in the newly Republican-controlled Congress, he is still asking for a sizeable increase for the U.S. Department of Educ...

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The U.S. Department of Education (ED) quietly released data on State- and district-level teacher distribution in late December.  The “teacher equity profiles” were provided to States in November in order to help them draft plans to address ...

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Dec 26, 2014

Today the U.S. Department of Education (ED), along with a number of other federal agencies, published a joint interim final rule detailing how it plans to implement the Uniform Grants Guidance (UGG) issued by the Office of Management and Bu...

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On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) issued new proposed priorities, requirements, definitions, and selection criteria under the Charter Schools Program (CSP). These revised priorities would apply to CSP grants awarded in ...

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Nov 18, 2014

In a memo released late Thursday, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) offered guidance to States on what they must do to keep the large-scale waivers of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) offered by the agency.

 

Stat...

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Oct 28, 2014

Apple, a partner in the President’s ConnectED initiative to connect all schools to the digital age, has selected 114 schools to receive grants as part of the company’s ConnectED commitment. Apple’s $100 million contribution will provide i...

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The recent history of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act cannot be written without listing several complexities. First, with the signing of the No Child Left Behind Act in 2002 a new federal role in education was created. Second,...

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The US Department of Education (USED) is pushing ahead with several long-term initiatives. Two of these include expansion of the number of states with one-year extensions for their NCLB waivers and the other is a new competitive pre-schoo...

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Aug 15, 2014

This webinar will provide insights into what issues are being focused on by the National Association of State Boards of Education as they consider this difficult issue. Note that the US Department of Education (USED) has recently announc...

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Most of the 50,000 children who have crossed the border from Central America during the past few months are soon going to be entering schools across the nation. This is the law. National Public Radio reports that as the school year begin...

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Aug 08, 2014

On almost everyone’s list of big education trends is the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Yet, clarity in how this trend is faring is difficult to determine. The debate seems to be enmeshed in other questions including federalism, eff...

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Aug 06, 2014

As Congress moves into its August recess, with only two weeks left in the session (in September) before the November elections, legislation continues to be introduced. Some of the bills reflect key concepts and ideas that are announcing a...

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Two significant issues from the Executive branch reflect wider trends. One is the change in special education and the other is a change in the E-rate.

 

E-rate – the E-rate is a fund that has been used since 1996 to provide funds to s...

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Jun 19, 2014

National Title I Association President-elect Marcus Cheeks (MS) was featured on EDUtalk Radio on June 20, 2014 discussing Title I and promoting the 2015 National Title I Conference in Salt Lake City. He was joined by Association CEO Bob Har...

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Jun 13, 2014

The Senate subcommittee on Appropriations for the Departments of Labor/Health and Human Services/Education (Labor/HHS/ED) met on June 10th and reported out a spending plan for the upcoming fiscal year.  The anticipation was that the full co...

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May 30, 2014

After ten years of waiting for reauthorization, the Workforce Investment Act is now on the verge of passing both chambers.  Over the past several months, the education leadership of the House and Senate has produced a new replacement propos...

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May 08, 2014

The federal funding process for school year 2015-2016 has taken one more important step. The step is a bit technical and frequently its importance is underestimated. The step is the decision by the full House Appropriations Committee to dis...

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May 04

Chris Emdin believes the best teachers can be found in the unlikeliest of places. What do rap shows, barbershop banter and Sunday services have in common?  Emdin suggests that they all hold the secret magic to enthrall and teach at the same...

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May 04

We’ve all had great teachers who opened our minds, and maybe even changed our lives. But how can we make every teacher a “star” teacher? Elizabeth Green’s book Building a Better Teacher: How Teaching Works (and How to Teach It to Everyone) ...

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May 04

Gwen Ifill is moderator and managing editor of Washington Week and senior correspondent and co-anchor for the PBS Newshour. She is also frequently asked to moderate debates in national elections, most recently the Vice Presidential debates ...

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May 02

Marian Wright Edelman is the President of the Children's Defense Fund and has been a long time advocate on behalf of children living in poverty.  She recently testified before Congress in favor of additional federal resources for poor child...

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On April 24th and April 25th, the US Department of Education announced two important and far-reaching actions; both are steeped in controversy.

On Thursday, April 24th, the Secretary of Education issued a letter to the Superintendent of Pu...

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Mar 29, 2014

There is movement in the Congress on education legislation.  As previously reported there are nine major education programs with authorizations that have been extended by either the appropriations process or by the General Education Provisi...

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Feb 23, 2014

The coming week in Washington will see two Congressional hearings and several more leaks on the upcoming release of the president’s budget. The House education committee is holding a hearing on Thursday, February 27th at 10 AM Eastern on “E...

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On Friday, February 7th the US Department of Education announced six states and the District of Columbia would receive a combined total of $38 million to continue their school turnaround efforts. States announced today and their grant amoun...

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Jan 17, 2014

The Senate passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act by a vote of 72 to 26 (House had passed it by 357-67).  The measure is now being sent to the president for his expected signature today or tomorrow (January 18th).  Overall, education pr...

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Jan 14, 2014

The Committee for Education Funding has produced a table comparing the funding levels proposed in the House-Senate Compromise Appropriations bill for the current fiscal year.  For Title I, and most federal elementary and secondary programs ...

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The Office and Management and Budget (OMB) has produced its long-awaited “supercircular” and has published the final notice on December 26, 2013.  The 103 pages in the Federal Register can be found on pages 78589 – 78691.  The actual public...

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Dec 16, 2013

2014 is going to bring some interesting issues forward in the first part of the year, including some that will make it into the State-of-the-Union message.   Among those issues that will be given attention is inequality, which includes the ...

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On Wednesday, December 11th the US Department of Education posted on their site an announcement that the data released on the School Improvement Grants was going to be reevaluated.  They cited several problems with the analysis.  One of the...

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Nov 27, 2013

The Committee for Education Funding is reporting that the House Senate Joint Budget committee chairs are essentially working on a budget deal that would cover three years.  They are discussing the possibility of replacing some of the previo...

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Oct 02, 2013

The American people do not like government; but they want it to work.  Over the years I have come to understand that this is a sentence that one party understands the first part and the other the second part; but neither seems to understand...

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Today the United States Department of Education updated its contingency plan for itself if the spending plan is not agreed to and their is a partial government shutdown.  This plan can be found at:

 http://www2.ed.gov/about/furlough2013/in...

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Sep 11, 2013

The Congress will only be meeting for only nine legislative days this month. During that time they are expected to take up a continuing resolution, but in a burst of activity the House and Senate education committees are holding hearings ...

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On August 23rd the US Department of Education published a notice of proposed rule making in the Federal Register that would eliminate the existing 2% rule. The following is their press release and embedded in it is the URL to see the Fede...

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From USED website - August 29th:

States Granted Waivers From No Child Left Behind Allowed to Reapply for Renewal for 2014 and 2015 School Years AUGUST 29, 2013

Contact:   Press Office, (202) 401-1576, press@ed.gov

As stude...

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Aug 29, 2013

On Friday, August 29th, the guidance for the second waivers is likely to be published in the Federal Register. While this may well be delayed, this means it will be out shortly.

 

On the USED website today (Aug 29th) is the follow...

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This is from USED communication August 13, 2013. This is being shared as many uninsured and their families are expected to be found in low-income communities. ------ The U.S. Department of Education is supporting the Administration’s e...

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Jul 21, 2013

This is taken from the Committee for Education Funding Update for Friday, July 19th. NASTID is a member of CEF. At the end of each amendment is a indication of how much time would be allowed for debate - equally divided between pro & con...

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