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Secretary DeVos Talks ESSA at Alaska Forum

According to KUAC, last week, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was in Alaska, where she discussed ESSA (among other topics) with state education stakeholders. Hosted by the Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce, the round-table discussion focused on workforce development. At the event, participants “talked about the...

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Virginia Department of Education Awards 21st Century Grants

On August 26, VDOE announced that it is “awarding 28 grants to fund new 21st Century Community Learning Centers in 19 school divisions,” reports ABC 13 News. “The 21st Century Community Learning Centers program is authorized under Title IV, Part B, of the federal Elementary...

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Webinar on Changing Role of Education Finance Leadership

On August 27, at 1:00 pm ET, BSCP Center will host a webinar featuring Edunomics Lab to discuss questions regarding ESSA’s financial transparency reporting. Participants “will learn about the new Supplement-not-Supplant requirement for a district ‘resource allocation methodology’ and explore what conducting ‘resource allocation reviews’...

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Florida Releases School Spending Data

In the Florida Phoenix, Diane Rado reports on the Sunshine State’s release of school-level spending data as required by ESSA. This data, she says, could be “an eye opener,” given the incredible disparity in per-student spending from school to school. For example, “in the Collier...

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CRS on Why ESSA Spending Pilot Has Been “Snubbed”

ESSA’s brand “depends largely on the flexibility it provides states and districts,” writes Andrew Ujifusa in Education Week. But the law was also “designed to provide schools more freedom, in this case for funding systems,” which “has been almost totally ignored.” Now “the Congressional Research...

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State-by-State Funding Breakdown

Andrew Ujifusa reports on how ESSA has “brought a new focus to school funding and how it works, including a new federal requirement for states to report how much individual schools receive per pupil.” However, the different ways states are approaching providing schools with this...

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States Leading the Way on Innovative Community Schools

With community schools gaining attention (and ground) in the education space, Brookings’ Reuben Jacobson takes a look at how states are leading the way in innovating for such schools, which “engage families and community organizations to provide well-rounded support to students.” In recent years, he...

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2020 Democrats Push Title I Funding

In the LA School Report, Carolyn Phenicie takes a look at how many candidates in the 2020 Democratic presidential field are looking to increase spending on Title I, the “anchor for some of the biggest education policy changes in the past two decades, No Child...

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Innovative Assessments Beyond ESSA Pilot

With only four states taking advantage of ESSA’s innovative assessment pilot, are innovative assessments “dead in the water” ask Bonnie O’Keefe and Brandon Lewis in The 74. Their answer? A definitive “no.” The four states taking part in the ESSA pilot—Louisiana, New Hampshire, Georgia, and...

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Details on Georgia and North Carolina Innovative Assessment Pilots

As we’ve reported previously, Georgia and North Carolina have been approved by the U.S. Department of Education to participate in ESSA’s Innovative Assessment Pilot program. Details of these plans are as follows (according to AllOnGeorgia): Georgia “will pilot two different innovative assessments: one based on...

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