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CA Dept. of Ed Debuts “School Accountability Dashboard” Website

March 17, 2017

Under ESSA, the California Dept. of Education debuted a “school accountability dashboard” website. The page is designed to be a “one-stop comparison tool” for its “ability to highlight high-performing schools for best practices and low-performing schools that need the most help.”

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Rev. Sam Casey Asks Californians’ Help on ESSA Plan

February 24, 2017

 Rev. Sam Casey, founder and executive director for Congregations Organized for Prophetic Engagement (COPE), asked Californians to help shape the state’s ESSA implementation plan. Casey called for stakeholders to provide feedback to “best serve students in our community” as well as to help “community members become informed activists...

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CA Education Advocates Say New ESSA Plan Must Work for All Students

January 13, 2017

Rev. Samuel Casey, executive director of Congregations United in Prophetic Engagement, wrote an opinion piece on the importance of stakeholders providing feedback to the state’s ESSA plan. Casey stated that California’s new plan must “work for all of our students.” He also encouraged everyone to...

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Column Discusses “Multiple Measures” Accountability System

October 17, 2016

A column in the Sacramento Bee argues that California’s new “multiple measures” accountability system, which is being finalized by the state Board of Education, “abolishes the state’s previous system of assigning scores to schools to signal how well their students are improving” and would not...

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CORE Districts Ask Permission to Develop Hybrid System of Accountability

July 31, 2016

California’s CORE districts are asking the State Board of Education for permission to continue to develop their hybrid system of accountability in 2017-18 and beyond. The Board will discuss and possibly vote on the proposal at its next meeting in September. Operating through a nonprofit,...

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80+ Organizations Ask State Board of Education to Focus on Equity

July 8, 2016

In a letter to the State Board of Education, over 80 organizations joined Ed Trust–West in calling for a clear focus on equity in California’s new education accountability system. The groups argued, “When education leaders have timely, relevant data, they can more quickly identify what’s...

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CA Dept. of Education to Host Six Regional Meetings

July 7, 2016

The California Department of Education is holding six regional meetings on the transition to ESSA. The first meeting was held late last week by the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools.

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CA Dept. of Education Holds Stakeholder Meeting

June 29, 2016

The state Dept. of Education held a stakeholder meeting on ESSA at the Los Angeles County Office of Education in Downey.

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State to Face Challenges in Development New Accountability System

June 21, 2016

The 74 Million reports on the challenges the state will likely face when developing its new accountability system as it will have to observe several “oversight demands by ESSA” while also remaining “true to the state’s ethos of de-emphasising test scores and focusing on helping...

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CA Dept. of Education Holds First ESSA Webinar

June 1, 2016

With support from the California Comprehensive Center at WestEd, the state Dept. of Education held its first informational webinar to provide an overview of ESSA and an update on the development of the ESSA State Plan. The next webinar will be held June 4th. Read...

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Local Superintendent Discusses ESSA Implementation

May 17, 2016

Michael McCormick, superintendent of the Val Verde Public School District, spoke at The Atlantic’s annual Education Summit, noting he believes there is a tension in our education system between compliance and innovation as a result of ESSA. He also commented that he believes his state...

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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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CA State Board Meets to Discuss ESSA Plan

May 11, 2016

The State Board of Education met to discuss the advancement of their ESSA implementation plan. An initial timeline notes the Board of Education will draft a plan August and September, after which they will conduct a 30-day public comment period. Read more here.

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Education Committee Approves Bill Allowing Legislature to Opine on ESSA Implementation

April 26, 2016

The Assembly Education Committee approved a bill by Assemblywoman Shirley Weber (D-San Diego) to “make the Legislature’s voice known and then to be part of discussions moving forward” surrounding ESSA implementation. What the State Board thinks of the bill will become clearer in two weeks,...

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