Elementary and Secondary Education Act

The latest news about ESEA, including articles, Commentaries, and special features.

Since the 1980s, Flint, Mich., has suffered job losses and high rates of crime and poverty.
—Brian Widdis for Education Week

Two Proposals, Two Ways to Dole Out Title I Money

The House and Senate bills to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act offer different takes on how to distribute federal aid for poor students. (October 20, 2015)

Spotlight on No Child Left Behind

This Spotlight looks at where adjustments have been made to the controversial No Child Left Behind law.

Issue Backgrounder

For background on this topic, see:
No Child Left Behind
Adequate Yearly Progress

Politics K-12 Blog

11/25 10:34 am | #StopESEA? Conservative Blogger Who May Have Helped Derail ESEA Has New Qualms | Last time, a conservative blogger was unhappy with the policy. This time, she's miffed about the process.

Special Collection

Commentaries: The Federal Role in Education
This collection of essays adapted for Education Week from the book Carrots, Sticks, and the Bully Pulpit examines federal involvement in education policy.

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The U.S. Department of Education has relaunched one of the most powerful tools it wields over states' academic standards and assessments: the "peer review" process that had been suspended for three years.
October 6, 2015 - Education Week
Duncan, who leaves in December, has pushed through dramatic levels of change in K-12 policy over nearly seven years in office.
October 2, 2015 - Education Week
As his annual back-to-school bus tour rolled along, the Secretary of Education talked talked waivers, common core, and other issues with Education Week’s Alyson Klein.
September 22, 2015 - Education Week
The education secretary hit the road a multistate, back-to-school trek, joined at one point by President Barack Obama.
September 22, 2015 - Education Week
Questions loom on enforcement as 16 states get the federal nod on their plans to make sure all students have to high-quality teachers.
September 15, 2015 - Education Week
The Minnesota Republican's forthcoming departure puts added pressure on lawmakers to come to an agreement on their respective ESEA overhauls by the end of the year.
September 8, 2015 - Education Week
It can be tough to draw a clear line between the K-12 policies a governor pushed while in office and improvements in student achievement, researchers say.
September 8, 2015 - Education Week
Dueling bills passed in both chambers to overhaul the federal education law face lawmakers fresh off a five-week summer sabbatical.
September 8, 2015 - Education Week
August 18, 2015 - Education Week
Here’s how the 2014 and 2015 versions of the Advanced Placement U.S. History curriculum framework differ on four topics.
August 18, 2015 - Education Week

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