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Sen. Alexander to Education Secretary: Rethink Your Draft ESSA Spending Rules, Or Else

As we’ve reported,  the proposed federal rules to implement “supplement-not-supplant” provisions in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) are triggering some spirited debates.  Last week those debates occurred within the negotiating committee.  467 more words

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Republicans Move to Hide the Gender Pay Gap



Popular mythology has it that women don’t really understand numbers as well as men. That shopworn notion from the 19th century is still harming girls from elementary school on up — female students drop out of the science, math and tech pipeline around the time they hit junior high. 409 more words

U.S. Politics

What to Expect Out of John King, US Secretary of Education

On March 14, 2016, the US Senate confirmed John King as the next US Secretary of Education. In December 2015, Senator Lamar Alexander told President Obama to nominate someone and that he (Alexander) would “make sure he was confirmed.” 1,737 more words

High-stakes Testing

ESSA Is Designed to Quell Opting Out. It Won't Work.

One of the more disturbing changes between the two versions of the Elementary and secondary Education Act (ESEA) revisions approved by House and Senate in July 2015 (the Student Success Act and Every Child Achieves Act, respectively) and the resulting document that emerged from largely secretive conferencing and arguably rapid conferencing-to-official-reauthorization… 1,695 more words

High-stakes Testing

Senate confirms John King Jr. as U.S. Education Secretary

From The Washington Post:

The Senate voted on Monday to confirm John King Jr. as U.S. Education Secretary, a move that shows that education has become a rare issue on which a polarized Washington can reach bipartisan compromise. 224 more words

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U.S. Senate confirms John King as secretary of education

Source: National School Boards Association

The U.S. Senate confirmed Acting Education Secretary John B. King Jr. as Secretary Monday by a vote of 49-40. King was Acting Secretary of Education since January 2016. 144 more words

FIND THE GOOD AND PRAISE IT - The Learning Lesson Series

A large red, white, and blue shuttle bus sits at the Nashville International Airport, its diesel engine idling noisily. The notes on my lap are for the speech I will give later today. 1,017 more words

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