Shane Vander Hart makes three observations about U.S. Secretary Betsy DeVos’ speech at the American Enterprise Institute event, Bush-Obama school reform: lessons learned, on January 16, 2018.
J.R. Wilson: The education system has changed so much so rapidly in the last fifteen to twenty years that it is anyone’s guess as to what will happen in the future. Here are a few of my guesses for 2018.
Senate HELP Committee Ranking Member, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), accused Education Secretary Betsy DeVos of approving state plans that flaunt ESSA.
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).