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Senate education committee to hear from states today

The Senate education committee will be holding a hearing today to listen to the state perspective on implementation of ESSA. The committee have invited education chiefs from Nebraska (Matthew Blomstedt), Delaware (Susan Bunting), and South Carolina (Molly Spearman), as well as the president of Democrats…

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Feds Update Ed Advocates on ESSA

Klein reports that on September 24, federal education officials met privately “with a select group of education advocates at the department to talk the Every Student Succeeds Act, the school safety commission, choice, and career and technical education.” Secretary DeVos wasn’t present, but the group “heard from Mick…

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State Plans Minimizing Performance of Vulnerable Students?

Education Week’s Alyson Klein reports on an analysis released by the Alliance for Excellent Education, that found many state ESSA plans “don’t do a great job of incorporating the performance of vulnerable subgroups of students, such as racial minorities, English-learners, and those with disabilities.” Additionally,…

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States, ESSA, and Mental Health

As part of the Education Week’s ongoing “Answering Your ESSA Questions“series: “How does ESSA handle mental health in schools?,” Klein notes that there “aren’t any explicit requirements that states include mental health in their ESSA plans.” But “this doesn’t mean states aren’t taking mental health…

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