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MT Draft ESSA Plan to be Available July 12

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...

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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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State Superintendent Juneau Comments on ESSA Plan

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...

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MT Drafts 82-Page ESSA Outline

December 15, 2016

Montana drafted an 82-page ESSA plan outlining how the state will “encourage schools’ progress, close achievement gaps and turn around the worst performing schools.” The plan is available for public comment.

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MN Dept. of Ed Releases ESSA State Plan

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...

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Superintendent Juneau’s ESSA Working Groups Scheduled to Hold First Meeting Sept. 26

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.

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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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Evan Rosenberg Announces Anticipated Date for ESSA State Plan Release

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.

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