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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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Time spent teaching drops as the number of students with disabilities in a classroom goes up, a survey finds, but there's a complex web of factors at play.
November 15, 2017 – Education Week
The Florida private schools that last year collected $825 million in taxpayer-funded vouchers and scholarships have few requirements for informing the public on how they are serving students.
November 15, 2017 – Education Week
The secretary of education’s move to scrap what it says are outdated and burdensome regulations smacks up against fears that it will scale back protections for students with disabilities.
November 1, 2017 – Education Week
Some advocates worry that goals states have set under the Every Student Succeeds Act won't move the needle for students with disabilities who have long struggled with low achievement.
October 25, 2017 – Education Week
Special education teachers sometimes feel left out, but it doesn’t have to be that way, says Sasha Long. Here are eight things general education teachers should keep in mind.
October 11, 2017 – Teacher
Students with dyslexia often struggle with math fluency as well, and scholars at a recent conference put a spotlight on some of the possible connections.
October 4, 2017 – Education Week
In addition to hearing a major case involving public-employee unions, the U.S. Supreme Court may face a wide range of disputes of keen interest to the education community.
October 4, 2017 – Education Week
A Justice Department lawsuit alleging that students were sent to segregated and inferior programs is on hold while an appeals court weighs whether the government can file such cases.
September 13, 2017 – Education Week
School systems that identify, discipline, or segregate students with disabilities at a disproportionate rate gird for a requirement that they set aside some federal aid for early-intervention remedies.
September 6, 2017 – Education Week
With more students now able to take the SAT with accommodations, does that change the test's validity? asks school attorney Miriam Kurtzig Freedman.
August 30, 2017 – Education Week

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