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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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Free webinar set for July 21: “Monitoring and Improving School Climate With Student Surveys”

Source: Education Week As part of its “Inside ESSA Webinar Series,” Education Week is hosting a free webinar — “Monitoring and Improving School Climate With Student Surveys.” This webinar is scheduled from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. (Central Time) on Thursday, … 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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MDE’s latest Every Student Succeeds Act meetings look at foster care and homeless youth, Title programs

The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) hosted two more of its Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Topic Meetings this week at its office in Roseville. MSBA’s Government Relations staff attended both meetings, please see their highlights below. Monday, May 2: Foster … Continue reading

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Every Student Succeeds Act rulemaking committee continues discussion of assessments

  Source: National School Boards Association (NSBA) The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Negotiated Rulemaking Committee Thursday held the second day of negotiations for its second session. U.S. Department of Education (ED) officials opened the meeting seeking comments on its … Continue reading

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ESSA committee discusses assessments regulations

Source: National School Boards Association On Wednesday, the second session of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Negotiated Rulemaking Committee began to negotiate terms of regulations relating to assessments and supplement/not supplant under Title I of ESSA. The following were discussed, … 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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U.S. Education Department asks 12 states to address low test-participation rates

Source: Education Week If you’ve been wondering how many states had significant issues with test participation last spring, there’s an answer from the U.S. Department of Education. Twelve states have received letters from the Education Department in recent months asking … Continue reading

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