On October 17, U.S. Department of Education (USED) Secretary Betsy DeVos announced that all ESSA consolidated plans submitted in the fall are complete and are ready for peer review.
On October 19, the Senate passed its Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 budget resolution, which includes reconciliation instructions for tax reform.
On October 17, 18 attorneys general filed a lawsuit against USED Secretary DeVos regarding her delay of the gainful employment rule developed under the Obama Administration, arguing that the decision to delay the rule is illegal.
Next week, the Senate is expected to consider a second emergency supplemental appropriations bill to provide additional funding to areas impacted by the recent hurricanes.
Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA):
USED Secretary DeVos Announces ESSA State Plans Ready for Peer Review: USED Secretary Betsy DeVos announced that all ESSA consolidated state plans submitted for the fall deadline have been deemed complete and are ready for peer review. The plans will now be reviewed by experts and stakeholders through the peer review process to ensure that they comply with the law.
October 17, 2017
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