May 12, 2015
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:...
September 6, 2017
Montana’s ESSA plan received gubernatorial approval, “but it’s still unclear if it will be accepted by the U.S. Department of Education.” The plan “calls for students who have historically scored the lowest in tests—students in poor families, English learners, kids with disabilities, and Native Americans—to...
July 24, 2017
Education groups met with Montana Office of Public Instruction to discuss the state’s draft ESSA plan. Montana officials have chosen to grade schools on college and career readiness, attendance, science proficiency and a yet to be created school survey.
July 7, 2017
Montana School Superintendent Elsie Arntzen released the state’s draft ESSA plan for public comment and review. Arntzen said she wants to “ensure the plan reflects Montana’s unique education system,” and the “plan is an opportunity to promote local control and flexibility, and to put Montana...
June 15, 2017
The Montana Office of Public Instruction announced that the state’s draft ESSA plan will be made available by July 12. Susie Hedalen, OPI director educational services and ESSA, stated, “We’re trying to get the word out because we want to make sure we hear from...
December 29, 2016
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau issued a statement on the state’s ESSA plan after formally submitting the plan to the Dept. of Education. She stated that the plan “places a strong emphasis on school climate as a way to measure the health of...
November 19, 2016
The Montana Dept. of Education released a draft of Montana’s ESSA state plan. According to the Montana Standard, officials said “they’ll likely adjust the plan after reviewing comments from the public and the governor’s office,” and then submit the plan to the Dept. of Education...
September 13, 2016
Superintendent Denise Juneau’s two ESSA Consolidated State Plan Stakeholders Working Groups are scheduled to hold their first meeting on September 26th. The department indicates that it will have a plan for the public and the Governor to review by November 10th.
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 25, 2016
Evan Rosenberg, candidate for an open seat on the Target Range School District Board of Trustees, noted that, “Montana’s Office of Public Instruction will publish in July of this year their state plan that details how they will implement ESSA.” Read more here.