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. Submitted Plans   Arizona: Submitted Plan (1/09/17) Connecticut: Submitted...

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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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The Advocate Calls for Cooperation on ESSA

An editorial in The Advocate highlighted past tensions between State Superintendent John White and Governor John Bel Edwards, remarking that past problems could hurt the implementation of ESSA in the state. The editorial board noted, “the Department of Education headed by White is seeking input...

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LA Governor Names 9 Members to Panel

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards named nine members to a panel that will recommend changes in public school policies, which could create controversy over how the state complies with ESSA. Edwards, who differs with Superintendent John White on key education policies, issued an executive order...

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