October 27, 2017

Department of Education Withdraws Outdated Subregulatory Guidance

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to reduce the regulatory burden on Americans, today the Department of Education announced it will withdraw nearly 600 out-of-date pieces of subregulatory guidance on its books. Each item has been either superseded by current law or is no longer in effect. Removing these out-of-date materials will make it easier for schools, educators, parents and the public to understand what guidance is still in effect.

October 20, 2017

All Fall State ESSA Plans Complete and Submitted

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. 

October 16, 2017

Edweek's Summary of State ESSA Plans

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.

October 11, 2017

Study on Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems

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).

October 10, 2017

CCSSO Shares State Education Chiefs' Leadership on ESSA

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.