Federal Rules and Regulations Tag

DeVos Delivers Speech on New ESSA Accountability Regulations

During a speech to the Council of the Great City Schools, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos touted the new ESSA accountability regulations. According to The 74, DeVos argued the Dept. of Education under President Obama had “gone outside of its established authority” and “created roadblocks, wittingly or unwittingly, for parents and...

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U.S. Senate Vote to Overturn Accountability Regulations under ESSA

The U.S. Senate voted 50-49 to overturn accountability regulations under ESSA. The measure was introduced by Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and co-sponsored by nine other senators including Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). In a public statement, Alexander argued the rollback was “not a trivial matter” and “goes to the...

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House Education Committee Chairwoman Issues Statement of Support

In response to efforts to block previous regulations under ESSA, House Committee on Education and the Workforce Committee Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) issued a statement of support noting that, “the [Obama] administration insisted on using rules and regulations to unilaterally push its failed education agenda”...

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