As part of the ongoing Administration-wide effort to reduce the regulatory burden on Americans, today the Department of Education announced it will withdraw nearly 600 out-of-date pieces of subregulatory guidance on its books. Each item has been either superseded by current law or is no longer in effect. Removing these out-of-date materials will make it easier for schools, educators, parents and the public to understand what guidance is still in effect.
This week, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced that all consolidated state plans from 34 states and Puerto Rico were found to be complete and ready for peer review.
Education Week conducted a preliminary review of all submitted and approved state ESSA plans and found wide variation on a range of key requirements under ESSA. This brief article summarizes state plans related to goals, indicators, school ratings, school improvement, teacher quality, and opt-out.
This brief policy report from the Education Commission of the States examines statewide longitudinal data systems, including benefits and obstacles of connecting education data, and provides case studies on three states (CT, RI, WI).
This brief press release summarizes a panel discussion hosted by the Council of Chief State School Officers on how four state education chiefs are leading under the Every Student Succeeds Act.