Wisconsin

WI Dept. of Public Instruction Hosts Public Forums on ESSA

The Wisconsin Dept. of Public Instruction will host six public forums to discuss the state’s ESSA plan. The events will feature “short presentations to provide information about the plan followed by guided discussions around four key areas: school accountability, educator development, school improvement, and student...

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WI State Legislature Briefed on ESSA Plan

Members of the Wisconsin State Legislature were briefed on the state’s ESSA plan. The Assembly subsequently passed a measure requiring the “education department to respond to any concerns education committee members raise to the plan.”

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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) Colorado: Submitted...

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Rep. State Legislators Question Decisions Made Concerning WI’s ESSA Plan

Republican state legislators argued that “executive branch officials are ignoring them,” alleging that “Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers and the state Education Department have made ‘unilateral decisions’ about Wisconsin’s ESSA plan.” In response, Republican lawmakers have announced that they “intend to write legislation that...

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