Recent school changes in Louisiana win praise, but top classrooms still have sharp racial split In the NewsJanuary 22, 2020
Louisiana is doing a better job than most states in letting parents know how public schools are performing in the wake of a federal law that sparked major changes, a national review released Wednesday says.
Turning Four This Month, the Every Student Succeeds Act Is Hailed as a Victory for State Control of Education Policy. And, Critics Say, That’s Part of the Problem In the NewsDecember 09, 2019
When the Every Student Succeeds Act became law four years ago, it was hailed as a bipartisan example of reasoned policymaking, successfully threading the needle between protecting students’ civil rights and giving states a greater hand in overseeing schools.
In NYC and Beyond, Foster Youth Data Still a Blank Space in State Report Cards Four Years After Federal Education Law Enacted In the NewsOctober 22, 2019
chool achievement data for foster youth, considered one of the most vulnerable and least tracked student groups, will not be reported for the nation’s largest school district for at least another year despite its being mandated by federal law.
It's easy to remember the federal education proposals that fizzled out or failed to get off the starting line during the last two-plus years. But President Donald Trump did sign a reauthorization of the federal law for career and technical education into law last summer, more than two years after President Barack Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act.
Education Department Finalizes ‘Supplement Not Supplant’ Rules That Advocates Fear Could Harm Low-Income Students In the NewsJune 21, 2019
The Education Department on Thursday finalized rules that advocates have warned undermines a key law meant to ensure equitable education spending for low-income children.
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States and districts are starting to flag schools where subgroups of students are underperforming under the Every Student Succeeds Act. But advocates are concerned that they might miss some schools that need serious help because of the way their ESSA plans are designed.
Supplement Not Supplant Is Back: Why Education Advocates Are Concerned a Wonky New ESSA Spending Proposal Will Hurt Poor Kids In the NewsJanuary 28, 2019
Education advocates say a new Education Department proposal on school spending undermines a key rule that could help ensure equitable spending for low-income students.
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' team could suggest (in guidance) that states should publish report cards on a particular timeline, noted Anne Hyslop, the assistant director of policy development and government relations at the Alliance for Excellent Education.
Many state accountability plans for the Every Student Succeeds Act don't do a great job of incorporating the performance of vulnerable subgroups of students, such as racial minorities, English-learners, and those with disabilities, according to an analysis released by the Alliance for Excellent Education, a research and advocacy organization in Washington.