Report Provides Strategies for States to Achieve a “Culture of Excellence”

Report Provides Strategies for States to Achieve a “Culture of Excellence”

August 18, 2016

A report from Public Impact provides states with strategies for going beyond the requirements of ESSA to “achieve a culture of excellence.” Arguing that states need a “new approach,” the report details four areas in which states can “substantially increase the positive impact of federal funds on student learning and educators’ careers”: supporting excellent educators; academic standards, assessments, and supports for students; accountability, support, and improvement for schools; and state and district reporting regarding the “percentage of ineffective, unqualified teachers.” Public Impact released a one-page summary of the report, and authors Emily Ayscue Hassel & Bryan C. Hassel published an op-ed on Real Clear Education, lamenting that “[m]ost states won’t seize this opportunity to strive for greater excellence in students’ learning.”

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