Category Archives: U.S. Department of Education

New Series of ESSA Guidance

The U.S. Department of Education recently released a series of resources to support States in their transition to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The Consolidated State Plan guidance is intended to support each State Educational Agency (SEA) in developing … Continue reading

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Stakeholder Involvement in ESSA

The Department of Education encourages local leaders to create a dialogue with stakeholders to ensure their voices are considered in regard to ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) implementation. A letter was released in June 2016 by Secretary King to provide guidance … Continue reading

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Guidance on Civil Rights of Students with Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Education recently released three new sets of guidance to assist the public in understanding how the Department interprets and enforces federal civil rights laws protecting the rights of students with disabilities. These guidance documents clarify the rights of students with disabilities and the … Continue reading

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Public Education Supporters to Unite on Behalf of Children

U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. has called on supporters of public education to set aside political and policy differences and work together to ensure all students – and especially the most vulnerable students – get the opportunity … Continue reading

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School Counselors as School Ambassador Fellows

U.S. Secretary of Education, John B. King Jr., recently announced the expansion of the School Ambassador Fellows program to include school counselors. School counselors will have the opportunity to apply for the School Ambassador Fellows program starting with the 2017-2018 … Continue reading

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Transitioning Justice-Involved Youth

The U.S. Department of Education recently announced the release of new guides and resources to help justice-involved youth transition back to traditional school settings. The resources include a guide written for incarcerated youth; a newly updated transition toolkit and resource … Continue reading

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ED Releases Final Regulations on Equity in IDEA

Monday, the U.S. Department of Education made available to the public final regulations under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act ( IDEA), aimed at promoting equity by targeting widespread disparities in the treatment of students of color … Continue reading

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Ending Corporal Punishment

Secretary King sent a letter to governors and Chief State School Officers urging them to end the use of corporal punishment in schools, a practice linked to harmful short-term and long-term outcomes for students.  “Our schools are bound by a … Continue reading

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Improving Literacy for Students with Disabilities

U.S. Department of Education recently announced more than $4.4 million in grants to improve literacy skills, outcomes and results for children with disabilities, including those with dyslexia. Recipients of the grant include: University of Oregon ($1.5 million), American Institutes for … Continue reading

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Guidance to Redefine a Well-Rounded Education

The U.S. Department of Education recently released guidance urging states and school districts to use funding through a new block grant created by the Every Student Succeeds Act for a well-rounded education. The grant focuses on safe and healthy students, and … Continue reading

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