Articles about "ESSA"

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 06, 2017

Evidence for ESSA was released on February 28, 2017 by the Johns Hopkins University Center for Research and Reform in Education (CRRE) to help education leaders at all levels easily identify programs and practices that meet the ESSA evidenc...

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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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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 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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May 24, 2017

May 19, 2017

 

Thank you for your continued work with State and local stakeholders to develop thoughtful consolidated State plans in order to implement the new requirements in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as ...

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Apr 14, 2017

A “Dear Colleague” letter sent to State Chiefs Monday from Acting Assistant Secretary of Education Monique Chism offered confirmation of the U.S. Department of Education’s (ED’s) expectations for when interventions should go into place unde...

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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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Mar 13, 2017

The Senate took action this week to rescind two sets of education regulations under the authority of the Congressional Review Act – rules governing teacher preparation programs under the Higher Education Act (HEA) and regulations on account...

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Mar 13, 2017

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We have received a few questions about the teacher certification requirements with respect to charter school teachers with the change to remove the Highly Qualified Teacher requirements. In response, we developed the respo...

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Mar 02, 2017

Baltimore, Maryland – Today the Center for Research and Reform in Education (CRRE) at Johns Hopkins University has released its much anticipated new website called Evidence for ESSA, a free web-based resource that provides easy access to in...

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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.

 

Th...


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Feb 14, 2017

February 10, 2017

 

Dear Chief State School Officer:

 

Thank you for the important work you and stakeholders in your State are engaged in to develop new State plans and transition to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which reauthor...

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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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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 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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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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Oct 18, 2016

Though the 2016 presidential candidates have often discussed their plans to address college affordability and student debt, K-12 education has failed to gain traction as a major policy issue throughout this year’s presidential election, but...

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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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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 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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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 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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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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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 22, 2016

The International Literacy Association (ILA) will offer an ESSA-focused program session at 4:00 p.m. July 9 during the ILA 2016 Conference & Exhibits in Boston. This session is specifically designed for Title I officials, school district ad...

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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 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 (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 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 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 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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Jan 22
Jan 22, 2016

Under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), signed into law by the President last month, States will have to craft new accountability and intervention systems.  While the concept of identifying schools for intervention based on performance...

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Jan 22
Jan 22, 2016

Under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), signed into law by the President last month, States will have to craft new accountability and intervention systems.  While the concept of identifying schools for intervention based on performance...

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Jan 22, 2016

Under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), signed into law by the President last month, States will have to craft new accountability and intervention systems.  While the concept of identifying schools for intervention based on performance...

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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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Dec 11, 2015

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) passed the United States Senate on Wednesday morning with a vote of 85-12.  President Obama signed it into law yesterday morning, effectively replacing No Child Left Behind and completing a reauthorizat...

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Dec 11, 2015

December 10, 2015

 

Dear Colleagues:

 

Today President Obama signed into law the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which reauthorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA).  This new bipartisan law, which will repla...

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Dec 10, 2015

Today, President Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) into law, reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Below is more information from the U.S. Department of Education.

 

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This m...

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Dec 09, 2015

Today the U.S. Senate voted 85-12 to pass the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), completing Congressional reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).  The bill passed despite complaints from conservative Republican...

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Dec 03, 2015

WASHINGTON—In advance of the House and Senate votes on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the National Governors Association (NGA) today announced its full endorsement of the bill. The endorsement is a unique move—one not taken in nearl...

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