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04/18 04:41 pm | Ed. Dept. Policing ESSA Rules on Portfolio Assessments for Students With Disabilities | The Every Student Succeeds Act says that portfolios, or collections of student work, can only be part of how a student is assessed for accountability purposes.

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Angel Magana faces many hurdles in his quest to become a teacher. Luckily, he has a small army of supporters to help him and other young Latinos.
January 24, 2018 – Education Week
Education Week asked special educators on Twitter to share their thoughts on what keeps them in the classroom and what drives them away.
January 24, 2018 – Education Week
Education Department funding, the prospects for a school choice initiative, and the federal regulatory footprint all could be in play in 2018.
January 17, 2018 – Education Week
The federal office of special education programs said the state failed to ensure that students were properly evaluated for special education, as required by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
January 11, 2018 – Education Week
The Trump administration's picks to head up two key positions in the Department of Education face tough questions from Democrats on Capitol Hill.
December 13, 2017 – Education Week
States don't do enough to inform parents about the rights they lose when they enroll children in private schools using vouchers, the GAO finds.
December 13, 2017 – Education Week
When it comes to educating students with special needs, "the minimum" is not an option, writes U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.
December 8, 2017 – Education Week
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Inclusion Helps All Students
November 29, 2017 – Education Week
A Senate confirmation hearing for two top positions in the Education Department gave opponents of the Trump administration's K-12 policy a chance to make their rhetorical case.
November 29, 2017 – Education Week
A pair of recent studies reinforce the value of high-quality preschool, suggesting that future research may pivot toward just why such programs are effective.
November 29, 2017 – Education Week

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