Federal Rules and Regulations Tag

Congress Taking Back a Little Education Oversight With ESSA Implementation?

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...

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ESSA Oversight Fight Endangering Higher Ed Bill

According to Emily Wilkins at Bloomberg Government, concern regarding federal oversight of state ESSA accountability plans “is casting a shadow over Senate negotiations on reauthorizing a higher education law.” Behind the scenes, these “concerns have seeped into the work updating the Higher Education Act (Pub....

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Utah Board Feeling Flirty with Federal Funding

According to the Salt Lake City Tribune, the Utah Board of Education has voted to request a waiver to for ESSA’s requirement that public-school students take part in annual assessments. But some board members went even farther, arguing that the state should “intentionally reject those...

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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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