Governing Magazine New Issue Brief

Governing Magazine New Issue Brief

August 25, 2017

Governing magazine’s new issue brief highlights the Check State Plans research, underscoring how both reports seek to provide useful resources to state education leaders as they develop their ESSA plans. The brief provides an overview of discussions with state leaders in five second-round states—California, Kentucky, Missouri, New York, and Wisconsin—and talks about “challenges and areas of opportunity under ESSA.” In a blog post, Collaborative Executive Director Jim Cowen notes that, as “states work to finalize plans and update those that have already been submitted, we hope that leaders look to the independent peer review provided through Check State Plans and the Governing brief as resources that can contribute to the most effective plans for the students in their state.”