This collection is comprised of released guidance letters and communications from the U.S. Department of Education, providing further information on policy and initiative implementation. This will be updated as the letters are published by the Department.
Newcomer English Language Learner Programs are designed to provide intensive, accelerated English language instruction and bilingual support to students in grades 6-12 who are new to the United States and new to English. This collection provides resources for district leaders, administrators, and teachers who are serving newcomer English learner students.
Multiple-source comprehension refers to the cognitive work that a reader does to evaluate, read, and synthesize information from different texts (e.g., print documents, online resources, primary and secondary sources). The resources in this collection are meant to support educators to plan reading tasks that involve more than one source of information—whether that source is printed text or some other kind of media. The collection includes links to standards educators can use to plan instruction, recommended document collections to support multiple-source comprehension, and resources to support teaching of history and science reading practices.
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The U.S. Department of Education has released final regulations to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) related to school accountability, data reporting, and state plans. The link above goes to the full regulations. A comprehensive summary of the rules is here, and a chart explaining high-level requirements and timeline for identification of schools for support and improvement under the ESSA is here.
The U.S. Department of Education recently released guidance for equitable services requirements and fiscal change under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). This guidance document discusses specific changes to Title I, II, and VIII, and is designed to support states, districts, and schools in implementing ESSA.