NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Five hundred seventy-one Louisiana public schools, or about 44 percent, have "persistently struggling groups of students" and are now required to develop improvement...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma education officials say a new A-F grading system for public schools could be implemented soon.
Education officials said Tuesday that report cards will go online...
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's U.S. senators say the state is receiving more than $1 million from the federal government to boost preschools and early education programs in the state.
Republican Sen. Susan Collins and independent Sen. Angus King say the money is coming to the Maine Department of Education from the Every Student Succeeds Act's Preschool Development Grant program.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota school districts are allocating most of the roughly $3.7 million in federal funding this year to improve school safety and address behavioral health concerns.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada's state schools chief says he has formed an advisory cabinet made up of 21 appointed teachers' representatives.
Superintendent of Public Instruction Steve Canavero said in a statement Thursday he wants to the panel to focus on raising student achievement, improving low-performing schools and addressing hiring, retention and diversification of teacher ranks.
Canavero calls teacher input key to implementing federal Every Student Succeeds Act policies.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Federal officials have approved Nebraska's plan to reduce by 50 percent over the next decade the number of students who are not proficient in core subject areas.
A U.S. Education Department news release said Tuesday that the Nebraska plan "establishes ambitious but attainable long-term goals in alignment with its strategic vision and direction."
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana schools will get two separate performance grades from differing state and federal formulas.
Schools will receive grades this year from a state accountability law and through the federal Every Student Succeeds Act, The Journal Gazette reported . The formulas differ so schools may not receive matching grades.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The U.S Department of Education has approved Virginia's plan for the replacement of the No Child Left Behind Act.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A state agency has posted letter grades for Arkansas schools in an effort to fuel conversations for improvement.
The Arkansas Department of Education released its figures Wednesday, which were based on the Every Student Succeeds Act. Arkansas is among 34 states with an approved plan that complies with the law.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The United States Department of Education has approved New York's plan to comply with the new federal education law.
The New York plan was among 11 state plans approved by federal officials this week. The plans are required under the Every Student Succeeds Act that replaced No Child Left Behind.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Gov. Jim Justice says federal authorities have approved West Virginia's plan for improving student success, whose long-term goals include significantly raising overall academic proficiency over the next decade.
The West Virginia Department of Education's Every Student Succeeds Act, or ESSA, Plan targets raising overall proficiency from 47.5 percent to 73.8 percent by the end of the 2029-2030 school year.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Department of Education says the state has won federal approval for its updated plan on how it holds schools accountable.
State education officials said Wednesday that the U.S. Department of Education has approved Minnesota's plan to implement the federal Every Student Succeeds Act.
Minnesota's plan was put together after two years of public input that included more than 300 public meetings.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Education is questioning Nebraska's system for gauging school performance and whether it'll comply with the new federal education law.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Students' academic growth will carry greater weight in evaluating Virginia schools under a new plan the state has submitted for federal approval.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker objected Wednesday to Wisconsin's education accountability plan drafted by a Democratic challenger in next year's election, saying it doesn't embrace enough innovative ideas to help turn around struggling schools.
Walker sent a letter to state Superintendent Tony Evers asking him to rework the plan, which all states are required to submit to the federal government by Monday.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on Gov. Scott Walker objecting to an education accountability plan prepared by the state Department of Public Instruction (all times local):
A spokesman for Wisconsin's state education department says the department is confident that its education accountability plan gives a "roadmap for success."
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state's education policy-making body has approved the plan it will submit to the U.S. Department of Education to comply with the new federal education law.
The Board of Regents voted on New York's Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plan Monday in advance of a Sept. 18 deadline. The federal department will provide feedback, with approval expected early next year.
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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's state school board has approved a federal Every Student Succeeds Act compliance plan that includes a new public accountability system to replace the one that assigned A-F grades to entire schools.
Media reports say Gov. Jim Justice will decide whether to sign the plan approved by the state Board of Education on Friday. The U.S. Education Department also must review it and decide whether to sign off.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The federal government has approved North Dakota's newly crafted state education standards.
U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says the plan that North Dakota officials have been working on for more than a year meets the requirements under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act.
The law superseded the No Child Left Behind law and gives states more flexibility on student testing and academic standards.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The U.S Department of Education has approved Vermont's plan required for the federal Every Student Succeeds Act.
The new education law replaced No Child Left Behind, and states were asked to submit state-level plans for charting student success to the federal government. Vermont Public Radio reports (http://bit.ly/2vxE4Fi ) that both Vermont and Maine's proposals were approved by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos late Thursday.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Board of Education will not discuss the superintendent's contract in an upcoming meeting.
The Department of Education announced Tuesday that a specially called meeting, which included a discussion of Superintendent Michael Sentance's contract, is cancelled. The board will only hold a work session on Wednesday.
The governor's office had questioned if the board had given adequate public notice of the meeting.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Department of Education has released the state's elementary and secondary education plan that is required under a new federal law.
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow this past week signed the plan for the Every Student Succeeds Act and will submit it to the U.S. Department of Education. The state department also will distribute the new plan to Wyoming's 48 school districts.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's contested redesign of statewide public school policies, submitted by education officials over the objections of Gov. John Bel Edwards, received federal approval Tuesday.
U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced that she had signed off on Louisiana's proposal under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act. The 2015 law requires states to spell out how they'll address school ratings, student report cards and other ways to spot and help troubled schools.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Agency of Education is going to be providing more information to the U.S. Department of Education about how the state plans to measure student progress under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act.
The act, signed by former President Barack Obama in late 2015, replaced the No Child Left Behind Act.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's five-year education plan was rated the best among the 17 states that submitted plans to the federal government as of late June, according to an independent review.
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos approved the state's plan on Wednesday under the Every Student Succeeds Act.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania has unveiled a new plan to track the performance of its 1.7 million students that includes a broader measurement of academic success.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Department of Education is allowing the public to comment on a draft of a state replacement plan for the No Child Left Behind Act.
States must submit their plans this year to the U.S. Department of Education on the Every Student Succeeds Act, which was signed into law in December 2015 and replaces No Child Left Behind. The state Department of Education's plan will be submitted Sept. 18 and will be available for review until Aug. 30.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Twenty-four teachers were selected to serve on a panel that will guide the implementation of a new federal school accountability plan in Michigan.
MLive reports the teachers were chosen from a pool of more than 300 who applied for a spot on the Michigan Teacher Leadership Advisory Council. They come from schools across the state.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana's chief school administrator is asking state schools to increase the number of students who are proficient in math and English and to graduate students who are prepared for college or a career.
Superintendent of Public Instruction Elsie Arntzen on Wednesday released her office's draft plan for schools to comply with the federal Every Student Succeeds Act.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Changes to U.S. law may mean thousands of high school diplomas in Indiana won't be counted toward national graduation rate reports.
The Every Student Succeeds Act requires states to report graduation rates in a uniform manner, the Indianapolis Star (http://indy.st/2tztFGs ) reported. The act sets rules for how states hold schools accountable and measure their progress.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Department of Education has launched an online survey for people to offer input on its Every Student Succeeds Act plan.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Department of Education is collecting public input on a proposal that would bring the state into compliance with new federal education rules.
Superintendent Jennifer McCormick's office announced this week that people have until 11:59 p.m. on July 20 to offer their thoughts through an online survey.
The federal Every Student Succeeds Act was signed into law in 2015, replacing the No Child Left Behind law established under President George W. Bush.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Illinois State Board of Education is proposing a new timeline for a federal law that aims to help students pass state exams as well as be proficient in math and reading.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's state Board of Education wants 70 percent of all students to perform proficiently on standardized tests under a new plan to comply with federal education legislation.
The state plan for the Every Student Succeeds Act sets a goal of more than doubling the share of students showing mastery in math and science within eight years, and eliminating the current gap between African-American and white students.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Department of Education plans a series of public meetings starting next week as it develops a state replacement plan for the No Child Left Behind Act.
States must submit their plans this year to the U.S. Department of Education on the Every Student Succeeds Act, which was signed into law in December 2015 and replaces No Child Left Behind. The state Department of Education's plan will be submitted in September.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Lawmakers questioned state education department officials Wednesday about whether a goal of cutting Wisconsin's worst-in-the-nation student achievement gap between white and non-white students in half over the next six years was doable.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Department of Education plans to hold a series of meetings as it develops a state replacement plan for the No Child Left Behind Act.
States must submit their plans this year to the U.S. Department of Education on the Every Student Succeeds Act, which was signed into law in December 2015 and replaces No Child Left Behind.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has signed legislation that sets up a new A-F grading system for public schools that is designed to comply with a new federal education law.
The bill signed by Fallin Friday brings the state into compliance with the federal Every Student Succeeds Act.
The bill outlines several factors for grades for individual schools, including statewide tests, graduation rates and English language proficiency.
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Department of Education has laid out several goals it plans to achieve within the next 15 years, including an 89 percent high school graduation rate.
The Casper Star-Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/2oI1qAB) the state's draft plan is intended to comply with the Every Student Succeeds Act, which was passed by Congress in 2015 and replaces No Child Left Behind.