Proposed Title II Budget Cuts, Inconsistent State ESSA Plan Feedback & House Hearing on ESSA
Proposed Budget Cuts on Title II Funding
The House of Representatives will soon vote on a proposed budget plan that cuts nearly $9 billion in funding to US ED. Among the programs slated to receive fewer dollars is Title II which President Trump has proposed to nearly eliminate and save the Department $2 billion… READ MORE >
Inconsistencies Emerge from US ED’s ESSA State Plan Critiques
Of the seventeen states that have already submitted their ESSA Plans, eight have received feedback from US ED (DE, NV, NM, CT, LA, NJ, OR, and TN). The inconsistencies in feedback across the states is cause for confusion as states determine how to respond and resubmit their plans… READ MORE >
House Committee Holds Hearing on ESSA Implementation
The House Education and the Workforce Committee held a hearing titled, “ESSA Implementation: Exploring State and Local Reform Efforts” to hear from state and local representatives and other stakeholders about the progress and challenges of ESSA implementation to date… READ MORE >
Stay up to date on the U.S. Department of Education decisions at ED.gov, where you can read updates from Secretary DeVos and subscribe to the US ED newsletter.
You can also advocate for all students by learning more about your state education policy – right now, states across the country are releasing drafts of their plans to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). These plans have open public comment periods and your input is critically important.