DeVos Nomination and ESSA Updates | Last Week’s Best Articles In Education

We’re back with Last Week’s Best Articles In Education!

Our team is always seeking the latest news in the field of education. As advocates for a quality education for ALL students, we know we have to stay up-to-date on everything that’s going on in the education spheres of our nation…from the White House to the local public school district, from new legislation to the small acts of bravery and kindness made by a single teacher, from the milestones and celebrations to the hazardous injustices affecting many of our nations students.

Here are the best stories we came across last week…because we believe you should stay up-to-date, too!


Video: 5 Things to Know About America’s New Education Law, the Every Student Succeeds ActVideo: 5 Things to Know About America’s New Education Law, the Every Student Succeeds Act via The 74 Million

“The Every Student Succeeds Act is the new, bipartisan K-12 federal education law that was signed into law by President Barack Obama in 2015. It replaces No Child Left Behind, beginning with the 2017–18 school year, and states are currently rushing to revise their education policies to align with the new law.”


How The Systemic Segregation Of Schools Is Maintained By 'Individual Choices'How The Systemic Segregation Of Schools Is Maintained By ‘Individual Choices’ via NPR

“The original mission of public schools … is this understanding that no matter where you come from, you will go into the doors of a school and every child will receive the same education.”


Will Betsy DeVos Uphold These Faith-Rooted Principles on Public Education? Will Betsy DeVos Uphold These Faith-Rooted Principles on Public Education? via Sojourners

“As a Christian, African-American woman, and former educator, I believe it is incumbent on people of faith to pray for our leaders and hold them accountable to maintaining our nation’s investments in universal public education and addressing the extreme disparities in our system that disproportionately impact low-income families and children of color. That’s why I started The Expectations Project, an organization that mobilizes people of faith around education equity.


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