April 30, 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 1, 2017
Lexington Institute scholars Doug Mesecar and Don Soifer write that turning New Jersey’s ESSA plan into “improved student outcomes,” as well as “narrowing gaps in student achievement,” depends on the state “effectively getting schools the support necessary to accomplish this crucial work, and also monitoring...
August 9, 2017
The Dept. of Education approved Nevada, New Jersey, and New Mexico’s ESSA plans. States must implement their plans for the 2017-2018 school year.
July 31, 2017
New Jersey is seeking a waiver from the Dept. of Education on the ESSA requirement for testing middle school students. The state would like “to test its middle school students in the mathematics course in which they are enrolled, rather than with the state tests...
October 6, 2016
U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Bob Menendez (D-NJ), with U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King, Jr., hosted a roundtable at Montclair State University. They discussed New Jersey’s implementation of ESSA with students, educators and community leaders.
September 16, 2016
Wendell Steinhauer, president of the 200,000-member New Jersey Education Association penned an opinion piece highlighting the opportunity that ESSA provides and emphasizing the importance of stakeholder engagement during the state’s four regional listening sessions later this fall.
September 2, 2016
The New Jersey Department of Education issued a press release requesting input from stakeholders on how the state should implement provisions of ESSA. The NJDOE will host four regional listening sessions in September.
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.
March 29, 2016
Peter Shulman, Deputy Commissioner Division of Talent and Performance at the state Department of Education issued a memo to public and non-public chief school administrators and charter school and renaissance school project leads outlining several goals for the state’s implementation of ESSA. They mention that...