Dept of Education

DeVos Reopens Innovative Assessment Pilot Application Process

Education Week’s Klein reports that the U.S. Dept. of Education “is inviting more state applications” for ESSA’s Innovative Assessment Pilot, “which allows states to try out new types of tests in a handful of districts before taking them statewide.” States need to inform federal officials of...

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Using ESSA to Arm Educators?

Erica L. Green reports for the New York Times that the U.S. Department of Education has been “considering whether to allow states to use federal funding to purchase guns for educators.” Green reports that the federal agency is “eyeing” ESSA’s Student Support and Academic Enrichment...

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States “Line Up” for Fed Preschool Grants

Politico’s Mel Leonor reports for that a “federal grant program aimed at helping states boost their preschool offerings will make its debut next month—when states can begin vying for a piece of the $250 million pot.” Under ESSA, the Preschool Development Grants program “is meant...

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