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How will the Trump Administration Impact ESSA?

Education Week released a series of articles unpacking the impact that the incoming Trump administration could have on the implementation of ESSA. How Trump will tackle ESSA under his new administration. The piece argued that lawmakers can use the Congressional Review Act to their advantage...

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Vice Presidential Candidate’s Past Positions on Education Policy

Following the Vice Presidential debate, Education World published an article highlighting the candidates’ past positions on education, including ESSA. Sen. Tim Kaine has been an advocate for “career and technical education,” and sought to include related programs in ESSA “to improve access to K-12 career...

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New Additional Resources for Overworked Guidance Counselors under ESSA

An article in The Atlantic notes that, under ESSA, schools are eligible for grant funding to cover a range of “educational supports beyond classroom instruction, including college and career counseling.” The piece calls for additional resources for overworked guidance counselors in schools. ESSA authorizes over...

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What if States Try to “Budget Outside the Lines?”

A Wall Street Journal editorial questions the Dept. of Education’s proposed “supplement, not supplant” regulations. The piece raises concern over additional funding increases needed to comply with the provision, as well as an increase in federal control that was “contrary to what Congress intended.” According...

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KY Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt Comments on ESSA

Kentucky Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt commented on ESSA in an interview, specifically noting his comments to Congress during a hearing this summer. “I couldn’t sit idly by and be quiet about something that I think was going against what the intent of [ESSA] was… I...

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Rep. Kline Argues ESSA Rules Could “Unleash Havoc” on Schools

Rep. John Kline (R-MN), chairman of the House Education Committee, contends that the ESSA rules are a “multibillion-dollar regulatory tax” that could “unleash havoc on schools.” Rep. Kline says he is concerned over the “unlawful” measure and believes the rule does not follow the intention...

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