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What's in Store for States on Federal ESSA Oversight

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has the tools to hold states' feet to the fire on implementation of the federal K-12 law, but advocates remain wary about how aggressively her team will use them. (September 25, 2018)

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In this Spotlight, learn what ESSA's implementation will mean for teacher evaluation, early-childhood programs, literacy, and more.

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At a Glance: U.S. Secretaries of Education
he U.S. Department of Education has had 11 secretaries since its birth as a Cabinet-level department in 1980. Check out these pages for a deep look at each secretary's tenure, challenges, and accomplishments.

Special Report: ESSA on the Runway
The Every Student Succeeds Act makes its classroom debut this fall. Here’s a look at where things stand after more than two years of preparation by states and school districts that must make ESSA legislative blueprint a reality.

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Quiz Yourself: How Much Do You Know About ESSA?
What is the "Weighted Student Funding Pilot", how do select states plan to use Title II funding, and how does ESSA influence state flexibility in determining teacher evaluation criteria?

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Professional development opportunity: This collection of webinars on the Every Student Succeeds Act covers what the law means for classroom teachers, schools, districts, and education companies.

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts is unveiling a proposal to wipe out student debt for millions of borrowers, making her the only major 2020 presidential candidate to advance such an ambitious plan to relieve the growing burden of higher-education loans on Americans and the economy.
April 22, 2019 – McClatchy-Tribune
Increased air pollution threatens students' academic success more than you might think, warns physician and former classroom teacher Kunal Sindhu.
April 18, 2019 – Education Week
Count educators as part of the population taking a keen interest in a major U.S. Supreme Court case about whether President Donald Trump's administration properly added a question about U.S. citizenship to the 2020 census.
April 17, 2019 – Education Week
After weathering a political storm over the Trump administration's proposed budget at the end of March, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos continued her run of public appearances into April, and got widely varied reactions from state education leaders and from lawmakers on Capitol Hill.
April 17, 2019 – Education Week
A sharply divided Supreme Court hears arguments over when courts should defer to a federal agency's interpretation of its own ambiguous regulations—an issue that has arisen in education over such issues as transgender student rights and racial disparities in student discipline.
April 10, 2019 – Education Week
There are 15 Democratic presidential candidates and counting and many of them are trying to stand out from the pack by appealing to a demographic that's politically energized: Teachers.
April 10, 2019 – Education Week
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.
April 3, 2019 – Education Week
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.
April 3, 2019 – Education Week
It's not enough to come up with a plan to fix the worst-performing schools, the strategy must show it has a chance of working to satisfy the Every Student Succeeds Act.
April 3, 2019 – Education Week
As part of a continuing series, Education Week’s Politics K-12 bloggers field questions from educators, policymakers, and others about meeting the challenges of the Every Student Succeeds Act.
April 3, 2019 – Education Week

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