Washington

State ESSA Plan Receives “Positive Marks”

Paige Cornwell reports that Washington State’s ESSA plan “has set ambitious goals for its students that other states should emulate, says a panel convened by Bellwether Education Partners in partnership with the Collaborative for Student Success.”

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State Plan Submissions and Drafts

Approved State Plans   Arizona: Final Plan Approved (9/6/17) Connecticut: Final Plan Approved (8/15/17) Delaware: Final Plan Approved (8/2/17) District of Columbia: Final Plan Approved (8/28/17) Illinois: Final Plan Approved (8/28/17) Louisiana: Final Plan Approved (8/15/17) Maine: Final Plan Approved (8/31/17) Massachusetts: Final Plan Approved (9/21/17) Michigan:...

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WA State Announces State ESSA Plan

Washington state officials announced their ESSA plan on September 18, the federal deadline for submission. “Graduation rates will be 50-percent of the formula,” said state schools chief Chris Reykdal. “We include things now like absenteeism of students, and how they’re performing in the 9th grade,...

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School Improvement Changes Ahead for WA Parents

When ESSA takes effect this year, Washington State “parents won’t receive letters that their child’s school ‘needs improvement’ because the school didn’t meet federal test-score targets, like some did before” because, under ESSA, there “are no federal test-score targets.”

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WA Dept. of Ed Announces Plan to Submit ESSA Plan in September

The Washington State Dept. of Education announced it will submit an ESSA implementation plan in September. According to Superintendent Chris Reykdal, “Submitting our plan in September allows for continued engagement on some of the remaining issues and provides us the opportunity to align our final...

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WA Superintendents Approve of Delayed ESSA Plan

Washington superintendents are “glad that the state office of public instruction had delayed the ESSA plan until the spring,” according to The Daily News. The state will continue to collect public comments on the draft plan until January.

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WA Announces Postponement of ESSA Plan Submission

State education officials in Washington announced that they will postpone ESSA plan submission. As reported by the Yakima Herald, the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction announced it would offer the “public at least two more months” to “weigh in on a 241 page...

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