Every Student Succeeds Act
Education news, analysis, and opinion about the Every Student Succeeds Act.
- Every Student Succeeds Act How Will ESSA Hold Up During COVID-19? Pandemic Tests the Law's ResilienceLawmakers designed ESSA to limit mandates covering issues like how tests are used. Will that affect how well the law survives the pandemic?Every Student Succeeds Act Betsy DeVos Tells States Not to Expect Waivers From Annual TestsThe tests required by federal law are crucial to helping schools respond to the coronavirus pandemic and help vulnerable students, the education secretary said in a letter to chief state school officers.Every Student Succeeds Act Top DeVos Deputy: Our 'Instinct' Is to Not Give States Testing Waivers Next Year"Accountability aside, we need to know where students are so we can address their needs," Assistant Secretary of Education Jim Blew said during remarks at the Education Writers Association's National Seminar.Every Student Succeeds Act Betsy DeVos Announces Aid to Help Create 'Student-Centered' Funding SystemsU.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has made $3 million available to help districts create "weighted per-pupil funding" systems, part of an ESSA pilot available to districts for some time.Every Student Succeeds Act Massachusetts Gets Green Light to Pilot Innovative Science AssessmentMassachusetts is the fifth state to join the Innovative Assessment Demonstration Authority created through the Every Student Succeeds Act, which allows states to experiment with new forms of testing.Every Student Succeeds Act Three Ways States Can Use ESSA to Address the Pandemic's ImpactStates can leverage testing contracts and money they can set aside under the law to help students affected by the coronavirus, says an analyst at the Center on Reinventing Public Education.Every Student Succeeds Act Absenteeism Driven by Virus Could Trip Up States on ESSASchool and district closures as a result of the new coronavirus has thrown a big, unforeseen roadblock into efforts to drive down rates of student absences.Every Student Succeeds Act What the Research Says Some States' Goals for English-Learners 'Purely Symbolic'English-language-learner education policies nationwide remain "disjointed and inaccessible to local education officials, teachers, and education advocates" more than four years after the passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act, finds a new Migration Policy Institute report.Every Student Succeeds Act The Every Student Succeeds Act Is Working, Education Leaders Tell CongressExactly four years after the Every Student Succeeds Act became law, a group of state and local education officials, teachers' unions, and tell Congress they've made great progress under the federal K-12 law.Every Student Succeeds Act ESSA Voices: The Every Student Succeeds Act, Four Years LaterThe 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.Every Student Succeeds Act State ESSA Goals May Prove ElusiveBecause of the variety of goals and the reduced federal role from NCLB to ESSA, it's not easy to keep tabs on how all 50 states and the District of Columbia are doing when it comes to staying on track. But if you think those goals are important, you might have cause for some concern.Every Student Succeeds Act If States Are Missing Their Own ESSA Goals, What Comes Next?Could one state's struggles to meet its academic goals under the Every Student Succeeds Act signal trouble in other places in the years ahead?Every Student Succeeds Act What States Can Learn From a Rejected California Push to Streamline TestingThere's a lot to unpack in a recently rejected proposal to allow the use of ACT or SAT tests for California 11th graders, with lessons for policy makers in other states.Every Student Succeeds Act DeVos Education Department Criticizes States Again for Their ESSA Approach"We're all going to be really disappointed at the first crack at this," Assistant Secretary of Education Jim Blew said about ESSA's required per-student spending reports for each school.