Congress Taking Back a Little Education Oversight With ESSA Implementation?

Congress Taking Back a Little Education Oversight With ESSA Implementation?

March 28, 2018

Carolyn Phenicie reports that the Republican-controlled Congress, after a year of a “hands-off” approach, is “taking a small step back into the fight over implementing” ESSA. Included in “a report filed with the $1.3 trillion government funding bill passed last week is a reminder to states—through the federal Education Department—that their ESSA accountability plans must include assurances that they’ll require districts to use school improvement dollars for organizations or individuals ‘that have practical expertise in the development or use of evidence-based strategies and programs to improve teaching, learning, and schools.’”