April 30, 2015
January 23, 2017
The Orangeburg Consolidated School District 5 Education Association hosted an ESSA town hall meeting that focused on three main areas: 1, reducing class size; 2, reducing state standardized tests; and 3, and providing “wraparound” services for students to meet their social, personal, and mental needs....
January 16, 2017
In an interview with The T&D, Dr. Tom Newman, superintendent of Orangeburg Consolidated School District Four, said that ESSA “allows states to eliminate ’unnecessary and duplicative assessments’.” Newman and other stakeholders have presented their recommendations to the state, but still have “some serious concerns” about...
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 6, 2016
Molly Spearman, SC state superintendent of education issued a memo to district superintendents informing them that SC plans to request a waiver under ESSA that SC’s “assessment system measure the full range of the State’s academic content standards. South Carolina requests this waiver only with...