Federal Grants to Expand Charter Schools

The Department of Education announced $253 million in federal grants to expand charter schools. These grants are the first for charter schools to be awarded under ESSA and include the following states: ¬†Indiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Texas and Wisconsin. In addition, two state-level programs are also among entities receiving $56 … Read More

ESSA and Federal Education Budget Create Discord in Washington, D.C.

Even though healthcare and the Russian investigation capture the daily headlines in Washington, D.C., there is still real work being accomplished, although not without criticism. Some states that have already submitted their ESSA plans for review now find themselves having to defend them after feedback from the Department of Education. The response from the department … Read More