Accountability Education Secretary: Standardized Tests Should No Longer Be a 'Hammer'
But states won't ease accountability requirements until federal law tells them to do so, policy experts say.
Federal How Does Current Law Limit Betsy DeVos' Power to Waive Education Mandates?
Several of the already existing restrictions on U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' authority to waive federal education law deal with school funding.
Federal Bernie Sanders' Record on Testing and No Child Left Behind: A Brief History
The Democratic presidential candidate likes to highlight his vote against the No Child Left Behind Act in 2001, although his record on the issue of high-stakes standardized testing isn't black and white.
Every Student Succeeds Act ESSA Voices: The Every Student Succeeds Act, Four Years Later
The Every Student Succeeds Act is now four years old; here’s what educators and officials from across the K-12 spectrum think about where it stands.
Federal ESSA Strategy Guide Says 'Lighter Lift' Should Be an Option for School Leaders
The report suggests when it comes to using evidence to improve schools under Every Student Succeeds Act, the most demanding option may not always be the best one for state and local education leaders.
Every Student Succeeds Act How the Trump Administration Is Falling Short on ESSA
Just who's responsible for ESSA anymore? Megan Duff and Priscilla Wohlstetter share three takeaways from researching the law's implementation.
Every Student Succeeds Act Video What ESSA Means for Assessment and Testing
The Every Student Succeeds Act gives states new openings to shape student-testing regimes to their own liking, including innovative pilot programs and fresh options on how to meet federal requirements. How do testing provisions under ESSA and the previous federal law—No Child Left Behind—differ? Associate editor Stephen Sawchuk examines what the new law means in the testing arena. This video was filmed following Education Week’s virtual summit on ESSA, where online participants submitted their questions about the upcoming implementation of the new federal law.
Federal How Many Schools Are Low-Performing Under ESSA? Here Are Some Answers
A Center on Education Policy report reveals the share of schools getting identified as needing improvement varies widely by state, with one labeling 69 percent of its schools this way for ESSA purposes.
Every Student Succeeds Act Limited Impact So Far From ESSA's School-Spending Data
Advocates have high hopes that the new law’s school-level data will fuel debate over spending, but the numbers are still trickling out.
Accountability States Fall Short on School Data Transparency, Advocacy Group Says
After reviewing states’ school report cards, the Data Quality Campaign says dozens of states are failing to offer a clear window into the data they’re required to collect under ESSA.
Every Student Succeeds Act States, Districts Tackle the Tough Work of Making ESSA a Reality
A check-in shows that states and districts are mostly using newfound flexibility under the Every Student Succeeds Act to make incremental changes in education policy.
Every Student Succeeds Act Hitting ESSA's Elusive Targets on School Accountability
States have all had their blueprints approved under the Every Student Succeeds Act, but advocates are withholding judgment on whether those efforts are on the right track.