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What Can We Learn from the First Round of Federal Feedback on ESSA State Plans?

The Department of Education has made public the first set of feedback on submitted state plans, and a much clearer picture of what expectations for accountability every state will have to meet has emerged.

[ESSA Update] How States Are Planning to Meet Accountability Requirements

Since the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed into law in December of 2015, states have had the mandate to design new accountability systems. States are now ready to begin submitting their plans to the U.S. Department of Education for review. We're taking a look at what these state plans include.

Measuring Student Academic Growth in Personalized and Adaptive Learning Models

As state standards, tests, and accountability all continue to evolve toward higher expectations of student performance, growth-based assessment models are gaining popularity. We're taking a closer look at the difference between growth and proficiency, and the benefits growth-based models have to offer.

Education Policy, Trump, and What’s Ahead in 2017

With a new incoming president and continued work towards implementation of ESSA, 2017 is sure to be a year of significant changes in the world of education policy. We're taking a look at what educators can expect.

ESSA and SSAEG: Implementing a Well-Rounded Education

A new program under the Every Student Succeeds Act, Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants, presents an exciting opportunity for schools and teachers to create a more well-rounded climate for learning and to enhance how and what students learn.

[Education Policy] ESSA Updates & Insights

Since passage of the Every Study Succeeds Act in December, a federal Negotiated Rulemaking committee has convened to provide additional information and clarification around important aspects of the legislation.

[ESSA Authorization] What Will 2016 Bring for Education?

We're taking a look at what the transition from NCLB to ESSA, the new federal budget, and a change in leadership at the U.S. DOE may bring for the education landscape in 2016.

Is Congress Really on the Verge of ESEA Reauthorization?

Our Chief Academic Officer, Dave Adams, takes a close look at what exactly ESEA is, why it’s important, and what its future may hold.

Change at the U.S. Department of Education: What Dr. John B. King, Jr.'s Tenure May Hold

In December, Dr. John B. King, Jr. will take over as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education. So, who is King? And should we expect change or a continuation of current policies during his tenure?

Change at the U.S. Department of Education: Arne Duncan's Departure

Arne Duncan will step down as U.S. Secretary of Education in December and be replaced by current Deputy Secretary John King, Jr. In this post, we will try to put some perspective around the Duncan administration and reflect on his legacy.

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