April 30, 2015
April 5, 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. Submitted Plans Arizona: Submitted Plan (1/09/17) Connecticut: Submitted...
March 13, 2017
Kentucky State Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt announced a series of forums for the public to comment on the state’s accountability system under ESSA. According to Pruitt, the comments gained at the meetings “ensure opportunity and access to a quality education for all.”
November 22, 2016
The Louisville Urban League, Louisville and Kentucky chapters of the NAACP, and the Prichard Committee facilitated a discussion with community members and Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt on ESSA. Topics included closing the achievement gap, the state’s new accountability system, and underprivileged students.
September 4, 2016
Kentucky Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt commented on ESSA in an interview, specifically noting his comments to Congress during a hearing this summer. “I couldn’t sit idly by and be quiet about something that I think was going against what the intent of [ESSA] was… I...
July 25, 2016
The second meeting of the Kentucky Department of Education’s Accountability Steering Committee focused on how to implement ESSA with a new Kentucky accountability system last week. Participants agreed that Kentucky needs to get an accountability system right while trying to navigate both state and federal...
July 15, 2016
Kentucky Commissioner of Education Stephen Pruitt testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions last week. He commended the passing of the new law, saying this is both a “civil rights law and an education law.” Like other panelists, he expressed...
June 7, 2016
State Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt will host a virtual town hall meeting to gather feedback from Kentuckians on how they define school success in light of the state’s transition under ESSA. Commissioner Pruitt held 11 previous in-person town hall meetings on this matter in March...
June 2, 2016
The Dept. of Education has released their list of education town hall meetings on ESSA. The next meeting is May 29th. Read more here.
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.
April 17, 2016
Kentucky Commissioner of Education Stephen Pruitt told the media that a revised accountability system under ESSA would be “fair, reliable, easier to understand and more meaningful for kids.” He also announced he soon would name a steering committee, which represents all groups of stakeholders, including...