Category Archives: U.S. Department of Education

Members of Congress ask U.S. education secretary to rescind rule on equity services guidance

The U.S. Department of Education just issued an Interim Final Rule regarding its equitable services guidance for CARES Act funding to school districts. Access the U.S. Department of Education’s press release for details. U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton (Massachusetts) and U.S. Rep. Pete … Continue reading

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ESSA Update: Minnesota submits revised state plan to U.S. Department of Education

Source: Minnesota Department of Education After receiving feedback from the U.S. Department of Education in December, the Minnesota Department of Education submitted an updated version of the Minnesota Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) state plan today. The feedback letter from … Continue reading

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U.S. Department of Education releases final regulations for implementation of Every Student Succeeds Act

Last week, the U.S. Department of Education released the final regulations for states’ implementation of Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). See http://www2.ed.gov/policy/elsec/leg/essa/essaaccountstplans1129.pdf for the final regulations. The final regulations reflect some of the feedback they received from states, school districts … Continue reading

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U.S. Department of Education releases final regulations for Accountability and State Plans

Source: National School Boards Association Six months after proposing draft regulations for Accountability and State Plans and four months after the public comment period closed, the U.S. Department of Education posted the final rule on its website Monday morning. The … Continue reading

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MSBA expresses concerns to U.S. Department of Education over proposed ESSA accountability regulations

On July 29, MSBA filed public comment via a letter in response to the U.S. Department of Education’s “Notice of Proposed Rulemaking” implementing provisions of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) related to accountability and state plans. MSBA’s primary concern … Continue reading

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U.S. Education Department releases guidance on homeless children and youth

Source: U.S. Department of Education The U.S. Department of Education today released guidance to states and school districts on the new provisions in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) for supporting homeless youth. The new provisions address the needs of … Continue reading

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Applications open for Teacher Quality Partnership Program

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Innovation and Improvement recently opened applications for the Teacher Quality Partnership Program (TQP) to ensure all students have access to great educators who can help them succeed. TQP builds partnerships between high-need schools and … Continue reading

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Every Student Succeeds Acts committee wraps second session, agrees only on computer adaptive testing

Information courtesy of the National School Boards Association The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Negotiated Rulemaking Committee finished their second session Friday, but did not come to an agreement on any of the issues except for Computer Adaptive Testing (CAT).  … Continue reading

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Acting education secretary to testify on U.S. Education Department priorities, next steps for K-12 reform

Source: U.S. Education and the Workforce Committee The U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce, chaired by Rep. John Kline (R-MN), will hold two hearings this week featuring testimony from Dr. John B. King Jr., acting secretary of education. … Continue reading

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Sen. Franken praises effort to reduce unnecessary, redundant school testing

Source: Sen. Al Franken’s office U.S. Sen. Al Franken (Minnesota) today praised new efforts by the Obama Administration to reduce the number of unnecessary or redundant school tests in Minnesota and across the country. Sen. Franken, a member of the … Continue reading

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