The Feds rejected Colorado’s state accountability system that did not penalize schools with high opt-out rates, now the state will have two systems.
Oregon schools showed a drop in proficiency in math and ELA as last school year’s Smarter Balanced Assessment scores were released.
An open letter to GOP U.S. Senate candidates WV Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and Congressman Evan Jenkins (R-WV) about Every Student Succeeds Act.
Betsy DeVos pushed the misleading narrative again that the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) returns power to the states in her interview with AP.
After Michigan’s ESSA state accountability plan is rejected Acting Assistant Secretary of Elementary & Secondary Education Jason Botel is out at USDED.
Even with changes to the feedback process for state accountability plans required under the ESSA, the U.S. Department of Education is still nit-picky.
Florida, Kentucky, and New Jersey are seeking a testing waiver from the U.S. Department of Education under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
Shane Vander Hart: Michael Petrilli painted a serene, but false, picture of where federal involvement in education will be in the next few years.
Vander Hart: Tweaking the feedback process for state accountability plans required under ESSA is not enough. Secretary Betsy DeVos can approve them all.
Betsy DeVos at the American Legislative Exchange Council gathering says she will reduce the U.S. Department of Education’s footprint, but what has she done?