Aug 29, 2016
A common criticism of No Child Left Behind was its overemphasis on English language arts and mathematics as the only measures of student success. With the passage of ESSA, lawmakers sought to encourage states to re-establish what has been c...
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Aug 29, 2016
In a public opinion poll released Tuesday by the publication Education Next, most respondents gave high grades to their local schools.  However, most also gave American schools a much lower rating as a whole.   Fifty-five percent of those...
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Aug 22, 2016
The U.S. Departments of Labor (DOL) and Education (ED) finally officially published the final regulations for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act programs, including: WIOA Joint Rule on Unified and Combined State Plans, Performa...
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Aug 19, 2016
The U.S. Department of Education announced today the availability of $2.8 million for a Preschool Pay for Success grant competition for state, local and tribal governments interested in exploring the feasibility of Pay for Success to expand...
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Aug 15, 2016
The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a report Monday which cautioned States and the U.S. Department of Education (ED) against relying too heavily on the large-scale waivers of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ES...
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Aug 05, 2016
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued final regulations recently regarding the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP).  These regulations are intended to cement the place and practices of CEP participants within the world of child...
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Jul 29, 2016
The U.S. Department of Education (ED) published guidance earlier this week that outlines the requirements State educational agencies (SEAs) and local educational agencies (LEAs) must meet under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to ensur...
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Jul 25, 2016
A number of education researchers and officials – 56 in total – sent a letter to Secretary of Education John King last week making the case for using average scale scores or proficiency indexes rather than grade-level proficiency on assessm...
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