U.S. Department of Education

The U.S. Department of Education just issued an Interim Final Rule regarding its equitable services guidance for CARES Act funding to school districts. Access the U.S. Department of Education’s press release for details. U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton (Massachusetts) and U.S. Rep. Pete Stauber (Minnesota) sent a letter today to Secretary DeVos, urging…

Source: Minnesota Department of Education After receiving feedback from the U.S. Department of Education in December, the Minnesota Department of Education submitted an updated version of the Minnesota Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) state plan today. The feedback letter from December is available on the U.S. Department of Education’s website.…

Last week, the U.S. Department of Education released the final regulations for states’ implementation of Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). See http://www2.ed.gov/policy/elsec/leg/essa/essaaccountstplans1129.pdf for the final regulations. The final regulations reflect some of the feedback they received from states, school districts and educators. The majority of the draft regulations are unchanged.…

Source: National School Boards Association Six months after proposing draft regulations for Accountability and State Plans and four months after the public comment period closed, the U.S. Department of Education posted the final rule on its website Monday morning. The 483-page public document has not yet been officially published in…

On July 29, MSBA filed public comment via a letter in response to the U.S. Department of Education’s “Notice of Proposed Rulemaking” implementing provisions of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) related to accountability and state plans. MSBA’s primary concern is that the proposed accountability regulations are too prescriptive. As…

Source: U.S. Department of Education The U.S. Department of Education today released guidance to states and school districts on the new provisions in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) for supporting homeless youth. The new provisions address the needs of homeless individuals, and ensure educational rights and protections for homeless…

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Innovation and Improvement recently opened applications for the Teacher Quality Partnership Program (TQP) to ensure all students have access to great educators who can help them succeed. TQP builds partnerships between high-need schools and teacher preparation programs to prepare and support effective educators, either…

Information courtesy of the National School Boards Association The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Negotiated Rulemaking Committee finished their second session Friday, but did not come to an agreement on any of the issues except for Computer Adaptive Testing (CAT).  The committe will reconvene for a third session on April 18…

Source: U.S. Education and the Workforce Committee The U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce, chaired by Rep. John Kline (R-MN), will hold two hearings this week featuring testimony from Dr. John B. King Jr., acting secretary of education. Members will first have the opportunity to broadly examine the…

Source: Sen. Al Franken’s office U.S. Sen. Al Franken (Minnesota) today praised new efforts by the Obama Administration to reduce the number of unnecessary or redundant school tests in Minnesota and across the country. Sen. Franken, a member of the U.S. Senate Education Committee, has long championed efforts to ensure…

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