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Every Student Succeeds Act
December 4, 2018
How is your school rated on academics and attendance? Use Tennessee’s new report card to find out
Tennessee releases its redesigned state report card, ushering in a new era of transparency under a new federal law.
November 15, 2018
Report: Colorado takes a hands-off approach when schools don’t serve students well
The Collaborative for Student Success evaluated the implementation of Every Student Succeeds Act plans in 17 states, including Colorado.
October 19, 2018
Coming soon: Not one, but two ratings for every Chicago school
Starting this month, Chicago schools will have to juggle two ratings — one from the school district, and…
September 14, 2018
New York officials soften potential penalties for schools where many students opt out of tests
Under the initial rules, districts that had high opt-out rates for five years could have to set aside Title I funding, which is earmarked for high-poverty schools.
change of plans
June 11, 2018
With A-F grades off the table, Tennessee gets creative about rating its schools under federal law
Days of online testing problems this spring forced officials to toss out a new A-F grading system to rate the state's 1,700-plus public schools.
June 10, 2018
Six new charter schools could open in New York City following Regents vote
New York state’s top education policymakers will vote on six New York City charter schools in their last meeting before summer break.
The Colorado Way
May 7, 2018
Feds approve Colorado’s education plan after multiple revisions, but critics see more work to do
Colorado wanted to use its state accountability system to meet federal requirements, but ultimately the two were not entirely compatible.
May 4, 2018
Does Tennessee’s emergency response to testing problems conflict with federal ed law? Stay tuned.
While legislation to address TNReady woes has eased concerns in school communities, it's raised a flurry of new questions about Tennessee’s plan under ESSA.
Show me the money
March 12, 2018
New York’s top policymakers outline a plan to help open up the black box of school funding
Starting next year, schools will start using a new tracking system for school funding.
March 11, 2018
What’s on deck at the March Regents meeting? A lot of charter school business.
Twenty charter schools will be discussed, in some capacity, by the board on Monday.
January 18, 2018
Hopson weighs charters as school turnaround tool for Shelby County Schools
The Memphis superintendent's comments hint at a potentially significant shift for a district that has battled openly with the charter sector over students.
Signed and sealed
January 17, 2018
Federal officials deny New York testing waivers but sign off on its plan for judging schools
The department mostly signed off on New York’s vision though they required some important tweaks.
Back from Betsy
December 20, 2017
Feds ask New York to make relatively minor changes to its new education plan
On Monday, U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s administration sent back its response, which mainly called for tweaks and clarifications.
November 6, 2017
Stolen trucks, younger siblings and Halloween worries: A social worker tackles student absences one at a time
In a bid to get kids to come to school regularly and avoid the drop-out track, some Denver schools use lots of carrots and a few sticks.
September 20, 2017
Indiana has a curious plan to sidestep federal rules — give schools two A-F grades next year.
Grades based on 2017 ISTEP tests that are set to come out next month, which schools have already seen, are not part of this change.
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