Alaska

Alaska

April 30, 2015

State Plan Submissions and Drafts

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:...

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AK’s Public Comment Period Ends Sept. 15

August 30, 2017

The Alaska Journal for Commerce reports that Alaskans’ last chance to comment on the state’s ESSA plan ends on September 15, “a month after Alaska’s education department published its draft plan for review.”

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AK Submits ESSA Plan to Governor

August 17, 2017

The draft has been submitted to the Governor’s office for a 30 day review period, prior to the September 18th federal deadline. Public comment will be accepted until September 15th.

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AK Opens Public Comment Period for ESSA Plan

August 17, 2017

The Alaska Department of Education and Early Development has submitted their final draft of the state plan for the Every Student Succeeds Act. Public comment will be accepted until September 15th.

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AK Dept. of Ed Submits Final Draft ESSA Plan

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.

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State Legislature Passes Bill to Suspend Testing

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...

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State Dept. Announces Webinars on State Plan

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...

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Releases State ESSA Primers

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.

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