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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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, 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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