Massachusetts

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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Education Advocacy Groups Team Up to Discuss the Impact of ESSA

Massachusetts Institute for a New Commonwealth – in partnership with the Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education and Springfield Business Leaders for Education – is hosting a forum on February 2 to discuss the impact of ESSA. The event is “aimed at increasing community dialogue” regarding...

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MA Board of Ed Schedules Meeting to Discuss ESSA

The Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education has scheduled a “special meeting” on Monday to discuss the timeline for the state’s ESSA accountability plan. The board will review academic standards designed to help prepare students for “college and careers.”

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MA Stakeholders Seek to Improve Under-performing Schools

Stakeholders in the Massachusetts education community shared a series of ideas Thursday that they hope the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education will incorporate into a the state plan to measure the success of schools under ESSA. Several organizations, including MASSCreative, the Boston Student Advisory...

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MA Stakeholders Aid in Development of New ESSA Plan

As part of a statewide listening tour, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education held a forum last week on the future of Massachusetts’ accountability system. Stakeholders in the Massachusetts education community shared a series of ideas that they hope will be incorporated into a...

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