Federal Asked About Race, Biden Talked Record Players. Here's a Quick Primer on the 'Word Gap'
Former Vice President Joe Biden caused some eyebrow raising when, in answering a debate question about race, he mentioned record players and the number of words a young child hears at home. Here's some background on the word gap.
Every Student Succeeds Act Where Do States Line Up On Aid for Title I, Title II?
The U.S. Department of Education has released state-by-state spending estimates for key programs based on the fiscal 2018 spending bill President Donald Trump signed last month.
Federal Inside ESSA Plans: What Are States Doing About Goals and Timelines?
States' timelines under the Every Student Succeeds Act range from five to 15 years, and goals vary from modest annual improvements to 100 percent proficiency targets.
Every Student Succeeds Act States Adjust Course on School Turnaround Districts
The new school year brings changes for states that are starting—or, in at least one case, dropping—state-directed efforts to improve some of their lowest-performing schools.
School Choice & Charters Proposed K-12 Cuts Could Hit Charter, Private Schools
Programs to help improve teacher quality and boost after-school programs are on the Trump administration’s budget hit list and have a footprint beyond just traditional public schools.
Federal Ed. Sec. John B. King: My Successor Should Be Committed to Kids' Civil Rights
U.S. Secetary of Education John King told reporters Thursday that he wants to ensure a smooth transition for the incoming Trump administration.
Every Student Succeeds Act Critics Pan Proposed ESSA Spending Rules
The U.S. Department of Education's proposed rules for how states and districts spend federal money for disadvantaged students under the Every Student Succeeds Act is under siege both by members of Congress and by state schools superintendents.
Every Student Succeeds Act Your Cheat Sheet: Where We Stand as New Draft ESSA Funding Rules Approach
The funding rule in question deals with the ESSA requirement that federal funding supplement, and not supplant, state and local funding.
Every Student Succeeds Act Four Ways to Protect Vulnerable Students Under ESSA
The language of the Every Students Succeeds Act could shortchange students in Title I schools, writes Teach Plus Executive Vice President Alice Johnson Cain.
Federal Senate Panel OKs Tiny Hikes for Key K-12 Grants, $300 Million for ESSA Block Grant
School districts and states wouldn't see big increases to special education aid or Title I funding for disadvantaged students under a spending bill approved Tuesday.