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?
Betsy DeVos has fully embraced the power ESSA gave her to approve state accountability plans and has no trouble with exerting federal control.
In the 17 state accountability plans submitted to the U.S. Department of Education few highlight the Common Core, but not because it has disappeared.
Jay Matthews: “In the spirit of confusing bipartisanship,” the Every Student Succeeds Act insisted each state define what an ineffective teacher was.
Betty Peters: Is the US Department of Education afraid allowing Alabama to choose its assessment would make it stray too far from the federal corral?