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.)   ====================   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 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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