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:...
October 12, 2017
Oregon parents are concerned “about a change to modified diplomas could risk transition services.” Under ESSA “all states to use one high school diploma—the one that a “preponderance” of students earn—to count as their graduation rate.” State Senate Bill 20 was drafted to match graduation...
May 10, 2017
In a blog post, Stand for Children Oregon discussed their state’s ESSA plan and the coalition they formed to advocate for Oregon students. The coalition, which also included Latino Network, Unite Oregon, Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon, Salem-Keizer Coalition for Equality, Children’s Institute and...
January 12, 2017
The Oregon Dept. of Education will host a community feedback session on ESSA on January 18 at 6:30pm. The event is part of a series of sessions organized by ODE for community members to “give input on Oregon’s plan to improve student learning” and “determine...
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 21, 2016
Oregon education leaders held the third of eleven education forums last week, where they discussed how the new accountability system must pay special attention rural students, who are often forgotten in Oregon’s education process. Read more here.
March 30, 2016
The Oregon Department of Education released a press release announcing 11 education forums in April and May across the state and inviting all community members to come discuss ESSA. Read more here.