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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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.   =================   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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