Sep 12, 2016
The U.S. Department of Education (ED) has issued two new “Dear Colleague” letters following the release of a report by the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing.  This guidance is intended to address some of the recent issues surr...
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Sep 06, 2016
On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) published a draft Notice of Proposed Rulemaking outlining its suggested requirements surrounding the “supplement, not supplant” requirement of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).  These...
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Sep 01, 2016
  Dear colleagues,   Yesterday, the note below was sent to the chief state school officers regarding the release of the draft regulations for the Title I supplement not supplant provisions in the ESSA. In addition, we will be hosting two...
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Aug 30, 2016
The U.S. Department of Education is releasing a four-part multimedia series on Medium telling the story of how Justin Mesteth, an 18-year-old Native American student on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, gets accepted to Wes...
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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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