Education Accountability

    In this April 11, 2017 file photo, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is seen in the State Department
    Library of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington. How to
    spot a troubled school and how to help it? What does it mean to be a good student? What should report
    cards look like? These are some of the questions states are grappling with as they are working to submit
    blueprints of how they will implement the Every Student Succeeds Act, or ESSA, a landmark education law
    meant to help struggling schools. The law allows states greater flexibility in dealing with low
    performing schools, but the flexibility also comes with the risk or doing too little, too much or too
    differently.