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Indiana Community Programs Receive Support From ESSA-Funded Grant

Over $10 million will be distributed to 45 “out-of-school” programs in Indiana, according to the state department of education. The fund, which is continued through Title IV of ESSA, focuses on providing support to “local programs providing a safe and enriching learning environment to bolster…

Virginia Seeking Public Comment On Proposed ESSA State Plan

The Virginia Department of Education is accepting feedback on three proposed changes to it’s ESSA state plan, all of which were introduced prior to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The changes would clarify requirements for students who take advanced math courses prior to the…

D.C. State Superintendent Of Education To Step Down In October

D.C. State Superintendent Hanseul Kang announced that she is preparing to depart the office in coming months, prompting reflections on her time as D.C.’s top education official. Notably, supporters and critics alike point to Kang’s focus on reshaping teacher recruitment and retention policies, goals to…

DeVos to State Education Leaders: Don’t Expect Waivers For Annual Testing

After months of uncertainty, education leaders, teachers, researchers, and advocates received an answer to whether state annual assessments would resume this school year following an abrupt cancellation this past spring due to the coronavirus. In a letter to all state superintendents – not just the…

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