Louisiana

ESSA Funds Start to Roll In

The Advocate’s Will Sentell writes that more than a dozen public schools and districts in the state will soon receive over $8 million “to finance improvements in Louisiana’s first rollout of changes” from ESSA.

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Louisiana Launches ESSA-Inspired Online School Quality Tool

In Louisiana, as part of the state’s ESSA plan, education officials have created “a user-friendly platform”—Louisiana School Finder—which is “able to host a wide array of information on school and [child care] center quality,” and present it in ways that are “transparent and easy to...

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State Plan Submissions and Drafts

Approved State Plans Alabama: Final Plan Approved (5/7/18) Alaska: Final Plan Approved (5/16/18) Arizona: Final Plan Approved (9/6/17) Arkansas: Final Plan Approved (1/16/18) Colorado: Final Plan Approved (5/7/18) Connecticut: Final Plan Approved (8/15/17) Delaware: Final Plan Approved (8/2/17) District of Columbia: Final Plan Approved (8/28/17) Georgia:...

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LA Redefines Quality in State ESSA Plan

According to American Press, “Louisiana Superintendent John White told a U.S. Senate committee” recently “that the state’s plan to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act is based on the idea of ‘academic mastery.’” Under ESSA, “each state must submit a plan to the Department of...

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LA Dept. of ED Seeks Proposals from local Organizations

The Louisiana Dept. of Education is seeking “proposals from organizations that could conduct an evaluation of operations and academic programs at the Louisiana School for the Deaf, the Louisiana School for the Visually Impaired and the Louisiana Special Education Center” to comply with ESSA. The...

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LA Business and Education Groups Express Concern with Draft ESSA Plan

Nine Louisiana business and education groups – including  Louisiana Association of Business and Industry, the Urban League of Greater New Orleans and the Southern Poverty Law Center – expressed their concern with the way public school letter grades are calculated in Superintendent White’s draft ESSA...

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