• By David DeSchryver
    July 28, 2015

    What are the big stories for the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) as it heads towards conference? David DeSchryver weighs in on Education Writers Association webinar. Read more

  • By David DeSchryver
    January 15, 2015

    Sen. Lamar Alexander's discussion draft bill provides new supplement, not supplant language that may have significant implications for the education market. The new language preserves the requirement that federal Title I funds are used only to supplement state and local dollars, but the compliance test is quite different.  Read more

  • By David DeSchryver
    October 3, 2014

    I am presenting at the California Association of Administrators of State and Federal Education Programs (CAASFEP) Professional Development Institute next week about what is happening in federal education policy today, and what will be happening in the future.  It’s not an easy question, so I’ve been mulling over the trends and ways to think about them. Read more

  • August 1, 2013

    It has been a busy summer for education policy. In our July-August Insider edition, we asked Insiders to weigh in on recent activity, including ESEA reauthorization in the U.S. House, the student loan debate, and Common Core assessments.  Read more

  • By Jenna Schuette Talbot
    July 22, 2013

    Late last week, the House of Representatives passed the Student Success Act (HR 5) with a 221-207 vote. Read more

  • By Jenna Schuette Talbot
    July 18, 2013

    Per yesterday’s House Rules Committee hearing, a total of 26 amendments to the GOP Student Success Act will be heard and voted on today. Read more

  • By David DeSchryver
    July 11, 2013

    If the Student Success Act goes to the floor next week, this will be the first time an ESEA bill has made it to the floor in either chamber since No Child Left Behind was introduced in 2001. Read more

  • By David DeSchryver
    April 2, 2013

    The NCLB accountability model is just that – a model.  The student academic growth model is just that – a model. The statistician George Box said it artfully, “All models are wrong, some models are useful.” Read more

  • By David DeSchryver
    October 17, 2012

    What happened to parental involvement? The idea has been incubating. In 2002, NCLB got ahead of itself. The premise was right, but the data and the tools were not yet ready. That has changed. Read more

  • By John Bailey
    October 19, 2011

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