Policy Updates

AYPF

AYPF Blog Post Explores Ways ESSA Promotes Diversity in Pursuit of Educational Equity

As part of AYPF’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) blog series, Jenna Tomaselio explores how ESSA promotes, or falls short in promoting, school diversity in pursuit of education equity:  “When President Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) last December, it was viewed as a substantial victory in education policy. My colleagues have pointedRead More

DOL

Federal Funding Advisory: Summer Jobs and Beyond Program to Link Youth Employment, Schools, Reengagement Centers, Employers and Other Partners to Align Resources

The U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration recently announced Sumer Jobs and Beyond: Career Pathways for Youth (CPY), a program intended to provide employment‐related services to eligible youth who are new entrants to the workforce, including those with limited current or past work experience. The program will provide youth with work experience opportunities,Read More

WhiteHouse

White House Announces New Summer Opportunity Project

Today the White House announced the new Summer Opportunity Project to connect more young people, especially those who are out of school and work, to their first jobs. This announcement builds on the President’s call for a national investment of $6 billion in new funding to help more than 1 million young people gain theRead More

federalflash

ESSA Timelines and Implementation

In December President Obama signed into law the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), bipartisan legislation that rewrites the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and replaces the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). Now that ESSA is law, when does it go into effect? And what will happen with NCLB and NCLB waivers? Watch the AllianceRead More

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Yeah Boo

Yeah boo is a phrase frequently used in our family. It captures the nature of life—the ups and downs, the births and deaths. I also think it effectively captures our efforts related to the Every Student Succeeds Act, which replaces No Child Left Behind. And when I say “our work,” I mean the work ofRead More

federalflash

President Obama signs Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

On December 10th, President Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), a bipartisan bill to rewrite the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and replace the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). Now that ESSA is law, when does it go into effect? And what happens with NCLB and NCLB waivers? Watch the Alliance forRead More

federalflash

House Passes Every Student Succeeds Act

On December 2nd, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), legislation to rewrite the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, which is currently known as the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). View today’s special edition of the Alliance for Excellent Education’s Federal Flash to learn about key differences between ESSARead More

ESEA

The New ESEA in a Single Table

It looks like both the House and the Senate might vote on a new ESEA reauthorization bill by mid-December and the President might sign the law before the end of the year. Michael J. Petrilli of the Thomas Fordham Institute has created a handy table that summarizes the compromise.

politicsk-12

With the ESEA Conference Set to Kick Off, Is the End Near for NCLB?

by Alyson Klein, Education Week Politics K-12 Blog After eight years and at least three serious attempts, Congress is finally moving forward on bipartisan, bicameral legislation to rewrite the almost-universally-despised No Child Left Behind Act, the current version of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. The preliminary agreement-or “framework”-as the lead negotiators are calling it-is not the finalRead More

EON

What Congress Could Do Right Now to Improve Education

by Jeff Bryant Education Opportunity Network  “There’s some evidence a revision to NCLB may be in the offing, which many folks believe is a good thing … In the rewriting of the NCLB law, it is the undesirables, to a great degree, rather than the ’empirical evidence,’ such that it is, or the desirables, thatRead More

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