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After AMAOs: Defining What Progress for English Learners Means Under ESSA

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When the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) passed in December, some advocates for English language learners (ELLs) expressed cautious optimism over the new law. For many, one notable bright spot was the shift moving accountability for ELLs’ performance…

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Interview: How the WIDA Consortium Is Preparing Its 35 States Under ESSA

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Last month, I wrote about how the new federal education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), requires states to include ELLs’ English language proficiency (ELP) progress as a core component of their Title I accountability plans. But…

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Beware Savvy Borrowers Using Income-Based Repayment

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The U.S. Department of Education has launched a campaign to inform borrowers with federal student loans about the benefits of the Income-Based Repayment plan (which is also called Pay As You Earn for more recent borrowers). Income-Based Repayment,…

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Evaluation Toward Support

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New teacher evaluation systems are an increasingly common aspect of teachers’ daily lives. To ensure that all students have access to quality teaching, the vast majority of states have adopted new, more rigorous teacher evaluation systems over the…

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What I Learned from Donald Trump’s New Education Policy Video

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Donald Trump released a new video explaining his proposals for U.S. K-12 education policy. As an education analyst, let my try to break down Trump’s nuanced views on education using every bit of information available in this video….

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New Study: Science Achievement Gaps Begin Early and Linger

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We talk a lot about the word gap in the early education community and for good reason. After all, the fact that many children from low-income families enter kindergarten already at a disadvantage is a big deal and…

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