Louisiana

State Plan Submissions and Drafts

Since April 3, a number of states have submitted their ESSA implementation plans to the U.S. Dept. of Education. Here’s a compiled list of the state plan submissions and the most recent draft versions states have released so far. Approved Plans Arizona: Final Plan Approved (9/6/17) Connecticut:...

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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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LA Dept. of Education Releases Draft State Plan for Public Comment

The Louisiana Dept. of Education released their draft state plan for public consideration and comment. Overall, the document lays out five “challenges” that Louisiana students experience and how they will be addressed in the state’s final accountability plan. The Dept. also announced a schedule of...

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