April 30, 2015
October 17, 2017
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:...
August 17, 2017
The Alaska Dept. of Education has submitted their final draft of the state’s ESSA plan – and is accepting public comment until September 15. However, the plan has also been sent to the governor, who has 30 days to review before final federal submission.
June 10, 2016
In May, the State Legislature passed a bill that would suspend all standardized testing in the state until the year 2020. The legislation now awaits the Governor’s signature. Education Week reported how the legislation could result in the loss of millions of dollars in federal...
June 6, 2016
State Dept. of Education & Early Development (EED) has two scheduled webinar presentations in the month of June on the state plans for ESSA. In addition to informing stakeholders, EED will introduce “an online tool that the public can use to provide their ideas and...
May 16, 2016
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s primers include individual state by state accountability system fact sheets, which detail each state’s current accountability system, what could change under ESSA, and what to be asking state leaders. See details about your state here.