Reauthorization

Posted Nov. 25, 2015

What Proposed Changes to ESEA Mean for Students of Color

“There’s no use in passing a federal education bill if it’s not a civil rights bill.” —Sen. Chris Murphy Many of us can agree that…

By Kayla Patrick

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Posted Nov. 24, 2015

A New ESEA Could Allow States to Personalize Assessments to Match Students’ Learning

Typically state assessments don't include enough hard questions to challenge those students who may be ahead of their classmates in some subjects, but that could change if states take advantage of new leeway in the proposed compromise bill on ESEA reauthorization. Brandon Wright explains  on the Flypaper blog at Fordham Institute that a minor change in language provides states with new flexibility to use adaptive tests that offer a more…

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Posted Oct. 30, 2015

Within-School Achievement Gaps Support A Case For Subgroup Accountability

The Center for American Progress released a report yesterday that analyzes performance among student subgroups within schools, and the results are enlightening. CAP makes a strong case for why ESEA reauthorization must include provisions that require states to hold schools accountable for the achievement of all students. Without such accountability protections, achievement gaps like these will persist: Approximately 1.2 million black students,…

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Posted June 15, 2015

We Don’t Need Your Love, Just Some Federal Oversight Please

“Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none,” counseled Shakespeare, and that’s a high yet essential bar in the context of federal education law.…

By Laura Waters

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Posted Mar. 27, 2015

Who Is Investing in Our Future?

Candidates and pundits talk nonstop about our national priorities and what it takes to be globally competitive. I see it in their (and their PACs’)…

By Ann Whalen

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Posted Mar. 12, 2015

Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Low-Income Kids Lose

Despite the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision that required education be “made available to all on equal terms,” low-income students at each Title…

By Valentina Korkes

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Posted Feb. 26, 2015

4 Reasons Local Assessments Shouldn’t Pass the ESEA Test

Most people who care about the debate over the rewrite of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act know that testing is a hot topic. But…

By Ann Whalen

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Posted Feb. 26, 2015

5 Ways Republicans Actually Want to Increase the Role of the Federal Government in Education

The Republican Party likes to make a big deal out of not federalizing education and creating a “national school board.” They consistently insist that the…

By Valentina Korkes

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Posted Feb. 19, 2015

Note to NEA and PTA: Ending Annual Testing Won’t Magically Create Equity for Children

The presidents of the National Education Association and the National Parent Teacher Association want you to know No Child Left Behind has failed us. Lily…

By Chris Stewart

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Posted Feb. 19, 2015

ESEA Cabin Fever: The Proper Federal Role in Education

“Cabin Fever” is a virtual conversation between two friends who come from the opposite ends of the political spectrum but share a belief in the…

By Peter Cunningham

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Posted Dec. 5, 2019

We Were Making Progress on School Discipline Until Betsy DeVos Came Along

At the turn of the century, in 1999, I was graduating from high school, motivated to enter the teaching profession with a passion to reform…

By Kelisa Wing

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Posted Dec. 5, 2019

When Disney’s ‘Frozen II’ Represents Indigenous Peoples Better Than Elementary Schools, There’s a Problem

As I sat with my 7-year-old daughter and her friends in a movie theater for a showing of “Frozen II,” I was fascinated. No, it wasn’t…

By Gina Caneva

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Posted Dec. 3, 2019

Stop Arguing About ‘Equity’ and Focus on Student Outcomes

There’s a major force in the education world that has attempted to claim ownership over the term “equity.” From tweets questioning the value of literacy…

By Jasmine Lane

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