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MD Legislature Overrules Gov. Hogan’s Veto

April 12, 2017

The Maryland Legislature overruled Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto of a bill that “would limit the state’s use of charter operators and vouchers to improve low-performing schools” under the state’s ESSA plan. The bill received support from the teacher’s union who argued it “was meant to...

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State Plan Submissions and Drafts

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) Colorado: Submitted...

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MD General Assembly Submits Education Accountability Bill

March 25, 2017

The Maryland Legislature submitted a bill that would allow the state’s Board of Education to “determine how schools should be rated to determine performance.” The bill would “force the state board to reduce the weight given to standardized testing” and “prohibit the state from turning...

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MD Stakeholders Stress Importance of Consistency and Accountability

January 12, 2017

During a recent meeting as part of the Maryland Dept. of Education’s ESSA listening tour, stakeholders called for “consistency and ease of access to information” and “expressed interest in using additional indicators of success outside of academic standards.” Participants also suggested “investing in good leaders...

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MD Dept. of Ed Announces 5 Stop Listening Tour for ESSA

January 5, 2017

The Maryland State Dept. of Education is launching a five-stop listening tour for ESSA. The dept. “expects to submit its plan to the Dept. of Education this summer.”

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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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