Federal Rules and Regulations Tag

DeVos Announces Upcoming Plans

Education Week’s Alyson Klein reports that Secretary DeVos told a gathering of secondary school principals on September 25 “that she wants to cut the federal red tape that she thinks is holding them back from serving students to the best extent possible,” and that “she’ll...

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Former Rep. Kline Discusses Testing under ESSA

Former U.S. Rep. John Kline (R-MN) – past chairman of the House Education & Workforce Committee and one of the co-authors of ESSA – discusses the role of annual testing in the law he helped craft. ESSA continues requiring a single state achievement test system...

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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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