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Massachusetts

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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New Federal Limits under ESSA Impact Some Special Education Students in MA

August 25, 2017

Under ESSA, new federal limits “on the number of students allowed to take an alternative to the state’s MCAS exam could have significant impacts for some special education students in Massachusetts.”

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Education Advocacy Groups Team Up to Discuss the Impact of ESSA

January 31, 2017

Massachusetts Institute for a New Commonwealth – in partnership with the Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education and Springfield Business Leaders for Education – is hosting a forum on February 2 to discuss the impact of ESSA. The event is “aimed at increasing community dialogue” regarding...

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MA Board of Ed Schedules Meeting to Discuss ESSA

January 22, 2017

The Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education has scheduled a “special meeting” on Monday to discuss the timeline for the state’s ESSA accountability plan. The board will review academic standards designed to help prepare students for “college and careers.”

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MA Stakeholders Seek to Improve Under-performing Schools

July 26, 2016

Stakeholders in the Massachusetts education community shared a series of ideas Thursday that they hope the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education will incorporate into a the state plan to measure the success of schools under ESSA. Several organizations, including MASSCreative, the Boston Student Advisory...

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MA Stakeholders Aid in Development of New ESSA Plan

July 26, 2016

As part of a statewide listening tour, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education held a forum last week on the future of Massachusetts’ accountability system. Stakeholders in the Massachusetts education community shared a series of ideas that they hope will be incorporated into a...

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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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The Worcester Education Collaborative & The Research Bureau Hold Meeting to Discuss ESSA

April 15, 2016

The Worcester Education Collaborative and The Research Bureau held a meeting to discuss implications of the ESSA on Massachusetts education with panelists from the Massachusetts Association of School Committees, the Massachusetts Commissioner of Elementary & Secondary Education and the Harvard School of Education. See the...

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