Category: Federal

Feds Release Final Regulations for Every Student Succeeds Act

After considering and incorporating extensive feedback from stakeholders across the education system and the public, the U.S. Department of Education today announced final regulations to implement the accountability, data reporting, and state plan provisions of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

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Feds to Release New Rules for How States Should Judge Schools

The U.S. Education Department on Monday plans to release final regulations governing how states should judge which schools are doing well and which are struggling and require help, a contentious set of rules that has pitted the Obama administration and its civil rights allies against an unusual alliance of teachers unions and GOP leaders.

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US Education Secretary to Schools: Stop Paddling Students

U.S. Education Secretary John King is urging school districts nationwide to stop hitting and paddling students, saying corporal punishment is “harmful, ineffective, and often disproportionately applied to students of color and students with disabilities.”

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Feds Award $103 Million in Investing in Innovation Projects

Today, the U.S. Department of Education announced the 15 highest-rated applications for the 2016 Investing in Innovation (i3) competition, which will award more than $103 million to launch and expand evidence-based practices that support educators and transform students’ academic experiences.

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Obama Appeals Judge’s Ruling on Transgender School Bathroom Use

The Obama administration is appealing a Texas judge’s ruling against the federal government’s new guidelines for transgender student bathroom use, deciding not to wait for him to issue final details on his earlier decision that has temporarily blocked the guidelines since August.

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Education Secretary Says Civics Education Should Encourage Activism

The scope of civics education should expand beyond explaining how government works to include teaching students about the importance of becoming active participants and problem-solvers on a wide range of issues, U.S. Education Secretary John B. King Jr., Jr. said in a speech Wednesday at the National Press Club.

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