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“Federal Flash” ESSA Update

This month’s “Federal Flash” from the Alliance for Excellent Education examines “Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s record on education, congressional action on border separation, action by President Trump that could jeopardize diversity in schools, and a quick update on ESSA.”

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Ed Tech Also “Fares Well” in Spending Bill

According to EdScoop’s Patience Wait, another financial winner in the recently passed budget bill is ESSA’s Education Innovation and Research grant program, which “will receive $120 million this year, up from $100 million last year, but lower than the $180 million it once received annually...

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President Trump Issues Executive Order

President Trump issued an executive order directing Secretary DeVos to “review every policy and directive of the Department of Education and rescind any that she deems to overstep the role of the federal government.” According to Alyson Klein of Education Week, ESSA “already greatly reduces...

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CAP Raises Concerns over Trump’s Proposed Federal Budget

Experts from the Center for American Progress posted a blog opposing President Trump’s 2018 federal budget. CAP said the budget “would dismantle public schools through massive cuts to teacher training, after-school programs in public schools, and transfers of public funds to private school vouchers.” They...

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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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Honeymoon is Over – What’s Next for ESSA?

With the election of Donald Trump, Education Week looked at the relationship between the GOP and “education practitioners,” asking if “the honeymoon [between the two] is over” and looking at how that might affect ESSA. A Republican Senate aide said, “The K-12 era [in Washington] is...

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ESSA and Education Secretary Nominee Betsy DeVos’ Education Agenda

Elizabeth Mann, a fellow in governance studies at Brookings, discussed the impact that ESSA will have on Education Secretary Nominee Betsy DeVos’ education agenda. Mann concluded that since ESSA prohibits the “secretary from requiring states to adopt specific standards,” DeVos’ best way to impact policy...

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