February 12, 2016 02:31 pm
This week, the U.S. House of Representatives held its first hearing on the implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). In a post A Rocky Road to Regulation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (#ESSA), Phillip Lovell, vice president of policy and advocacy at the Alliance, said that although the passage of ESSA was a bipartisan effort, the “bipartisan gloves are off” now that the focus has shifted to implementation. “House Democrats want the U.S. Department of Education (ED) to hold states accountable for equity. House Republicans want to hold ED accountable for state flexibility,” Lovell writes.