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How States Evaluate Companies for School Turnaround Efforts

In EdWeek Market Brief, Michelle R. Davis explores how, almost four years after ESSA’s passage, the federal law’s evidence-based interventions requirements are upending the K-12 education marketplace. “Requirements that education companies show proof of the effectiveness of their products, services, and strategies are shifting how...

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LA County, Rideshare, and Foster Youth

Since ESSA’s passage, “school districts and child welfare agencies around the country have been tasked with developing transportation plans to keep foster youth in their schools of origin if that is what they prefer.” Sara Tiano examines Los Angeles County’s approach to fulfilling this requirement,...

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Aligning State CTE Plans With ESSA

“A new set of recommendations from several education groups argues that as states prepare their new plans for the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act, which will fully kick in for the 2020-21 school year, they should try to align them with ESSA...

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ESSA and the Arts

“While there is a growing recognition that the arts are central to a well-rounded education, schools have been slow to incorporating that into curriculum,” writes Naaz Moden. “Though the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) listed the arts and music as tenants of a ‘well-rounded’ education,...

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State-by-State Funding Breakdown

Andrew Ujifusa reports on how ESSA has “brought a new focus to school funding and how it works, including a new federal requirement for states to report how much individual schools receive per pupil.” However, the different ways states are approaching providing schools with this...

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Leveraging ESSA to Reduce Absenteeism

“The Every Student Succeeds Act puts more pressure on schools to ensure their students show up every day,” writes Evie Blad for Education Week. “But when it comes to addressing chronic absenteeism, some educators and policy makers say they are building the plane in the...

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2020 Democrats Push Title I Funding

In the LA School Report, Carolyn Phenicie takes a look at how many candidates in the 2020 Democratic presidential field are looking to increase spending on Title I, the “anchor for some of the biggest education policy changes in the past two decades, No Child...

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“Gaping Holes” In State K-12 Spending Tracking

“Where, exactly, do those billions of dollars taxpayers annually spend for schools go?” asks Daarel Burnette in Education Week. “In most states, policymakers have no idea.” So instead they “give lawmakers a receipt that includes a summation of broad spending categories, a breakout of average...

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