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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PA State Senator Voices Concerns with State ESSA Plan

Pennsylvania State Senator John H. Eichelberger Jr. says the State’s Department of Education “ignored the recommendations of legislative committee chairmen” on the state’s ESSA plan, which was “submitted Sept. 18 for assessment by the U.S Secretary of Education.” Eichelberger has written Education Secretary DeVos “asking...

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PA Dept. of Ed Seeks to Alleviate Testing Pressure on Students

The Pennsylvania Dept. of Education “hopes to alleviate testing pressure on students and teachers” as the state pulls together their ESSA implementation plan. Deputy Secretary of Elementary and Secondary Education Matthew Stem, wants to utilize ESSA to “reduce the amount of time spent on standardized...

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