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 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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May 27, 2016
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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May 20, 2016
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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