May 24, 2019

Title I Explained: 5 Things Educators Need to Understand About Federal Money for Students in Poverty

This article by EdWeek summarized the findings from the 250-page report published by National Center for Education Statistics on how Title I funds were provided to schools and students who are "outside" of the eligibility also benefited from the Title I grants due to schoolwide programs, grant purpose, the size of school district and state.

May 24, 2019

Number of Low-Performing Schools by State in Three Categories (CSI, TSI, and ATSI), School Year 2018-19

In school year 2018-19, the Every Student Succeeds Act requires states to identify Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI) schools, which have very low overall performance or poor high school graduation rates and notify school districts if a school has underperforming subgroups - Targeted Support and Improvement (TSI) and Additional Targeted Support and Improvement (ATSI). The Center on Education Policy published a report earlier this month on the data collected on the number of CSI, TSI and ATSI schools from March-April 2019.

May 24, 2019

ESSA Resources to Make Data Work for Students

Data Quality Campaign created a series of resources on how states can use data to meet the different education goals outlined in their Every Student Succeeds Act plan to support student success.

May 9, 2019

State board unanimously approves first computer science standards

Wyoming State Board of Education unanimously approved the state's first computer sciences standards late last month, requiring computer science be taught to all Wyoming students. This is also the first time a new content area has been added to the state standards since the 1990s.

April 11, 2019

U.S. Department of Education Hosts First State Education Leadership Conference

The U.S. Department of Education (Department) hosted a State Education Leadership Conference today for key Georgia education officials. This was the first in a series of meetings the Department plans to host that gives state and local leaders the opportunity to engage with senior Department officials on a wide range of education-related topics.