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U.S. House Appropriations Committee Rejects Restoration of Funding for Federal Teacher Training Grants

Yesterday, The 74’s Carolyn Phenicie covered the U.S. House Appropriations Committee’s rejection of efforts by Democrats to restore money for federal teacher training grants and other education programs. Simultaneously, members considered a bill that would cut the Education Department’s budget by approximately $2.4 billion — after the Trump administration had hoped to […continue]

Senate Votes to Overturn School Accountability Rule Under Every Student Succeeds Act

Yesterday, POLITICO’s Caitlin Emma and Michael Stratford reported that the United States Senate voted 50-49 to overturn a rule created by the Obama administration under the 2015 Every Student Succeeds Act regarding school accountability for student progress. The resolution has already passed the House, and will now advance to the […continue]

U.S. Department of Education Releases Final ESSA Accountability Rules

On Monday, EdSource’s John Fensterwald reported that the U.S. Department of Education released final regulations for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) that backed away from earlier drafts that instructed states to create school accountability systems with a single summative rating for each school — among other rules meant to […continue]

Will California Ensure School Accountability under ESSA?

Last week, EdSource’s John Fensterwald reported that California’s top two education officials, State Board of Education President Michael Kirst and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson, submitted a letter to the U.S. Department of Education outlining their complaints with new federal regulations proposed under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The officials […continue]