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ICYMI: Most read by educators

What’s trending? From Pell Grants to states' ESSA plans, don’t miss these most-read stories.

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College students will have access to year-round Pell Grants under a provision in a spending bill passed by Congress last month. “This decision is about empowering students and giving them the flexibility and support needed to achieve their goals,” said Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.


Texas cities topped a list of the 300 largest US cities that yield positive outcomes for students from low-income families. Data show eight out of the 10 cities with the best performances are in the Lone Star State.


The Research Map website — launched by nonprofit Digital Promise — aims to help developers, teachers and administrators find and understand academic research. The website boasts a new “ask a researcher” feature to connect users with experts at Harvard University.


Some educators are using frequent assessments to help inform lesson-planning, asserts educator Rita Platt. In this blog post, she shares three key ways educators can use assessment data for planning.


The US Department of Education has published a list of frequently asked questions that seeks to clarify recent feedback from the department to three states about their Every Student Succeeds Act plans. The initial feedback raised concerns among the Council of Chief State School Officers, says its executive director, Chris Minnich.


Melissa Greenwood is the director of education content at SmartBrief.


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