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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.
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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.
Education Week’s Politics K-12 regularly answers questions on different aspects of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). In response to a question about how the funding for ESSA’s testing requirements work, Alyson Klein reached out to All4Ed for some specifics.
States are flouting the Every Student Succeeds Act's protections for vulnerable groups of children, and U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos letting them get away with it, leading civil groups said.
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is approving plans that fly in the face of the Every Student Succeeds Act's protections for vulnerable children, according to more than a dozen civil rights groups, including the Alliance for Excellent Education.
“The problem isn’t a lack of innovation,” said Phillip Lovell, vice president of the Alliance for Excellent Education, a D.C.-based advocacy group. “The problem is a lack of adherence to the law’s protections for historically underserved students.”
Murray, other Democrats on the Senate education committee as well as advocacy organizations such as the Alliance for Excellent Education have argued that DeVos has OK'd plans that allow schools to get the highest rating (say an A) in their state's school rating system, even if subgroups of students such as minorities and those with disabilities are falling behind.