Every Student Succeeds Act

Summative Ratings Are All Around Us. Why Are We Afraid of Them in K-12 Education?

Cars, colleges, neighborhoods, restaurants, you name it -- if there’s some sort of choice that people can make, there’s probably a rating system to help them decide.

Two Tweaks for ESSA Accountability Rule

Mr. Secretary, I am writing to suggest two very specific changes to the proposed rule that your department published regarding the implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act.

The Accountability Legacy of a Hundred-Year-Old Decision

Our current understanding of “state accountability systems” is a reflection of a decision made one hundred years ago to have a single government provider of schools.

A Scholarly Approach to School Accountability

States now enjoy a freer hand to decide how they want to rate their schools. What should they do?

What’s at Stake in the Ongoing Fight About School Spending Comparability?

Today’s dispute over comparability marks the midpoint in a decades-long struggle over whether districts have a right to skimp on funding their most troubled schools.

Could ESSA Spark an Overhaul of How We Fund Schools?

Three provisions in the new law might help states and school districts improve their systems of school finance.

Proposed ESSA Regulations Limit States on Accountability

Like No Child Left Behind, the proposed ESSA regulations are going to stand in the way of some promising approaches to state accountability. What’s the point of that?

Teachers Union Leaders Support Equity (in Theory) Or, Why We Can’t Have Nice Things In Education

How should public policies address inequities across schools and districts? American Federation of Teacher President Randi Weingarten says we hold schools accountable for how much money they have and the types of programs they build with that money.

Behind the Headline: The ‘Intolerable’ Fight Over School Money

Yesterday marked the latest skirmish in the battle over how to implement Title I of the Every Student Succeeds Act, which sends $15 billion from the federal government to school districts to help schools serving low-income students.

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