April 30, 2015
December 14, 2017
In a blog post, Texas Aspires’ Molly Weiner argues that, “We must make bold, ambitious choices in the coming years to rapidly improve public education in Texas,” and policymakers must be “thoughtful and meticulous about how we measure performance, regardless of the discomfort we might...
October 17, 2017
Approved State Plans Arizona: Final Plan Approved (9/6/17) Arkansas: Final Plan Approved (1/16/18) Connecticut: Final Plan Approved (8/15/17) Delaware: Final Plan Approved (8/2/17) District of Columbia: Final Plan Approved (8/28/17) Illinois: Final Plan Approved (8/28/17) Louisiana: Final Plan Approved (8/15/17) Maine: Final Plan Approved (8/31/17) Maryland: Final...
January 1, 2017
The Texas Education Agency released the results of the state’s ESSA public survey. Participants voted for “critical thinking skills, development of interpersonal skills such as public speaking, and access and completion to advanced-level coursework” to help students be successful. The TEA is scheduled to release...
November 4, 2016
Lauren Callahan, an information specialist with the Texas Education Agency, said TEA and Education Commissioner Mike Morath have “held, and will continue to hold, meetings with education service center directors, district superintendents and advisory committees about the various implementation options” Texas has under ESSA. Callahan...
October 21, 2016
Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath is seeking input from Texas families and taxpayers on ESSA implementation. The Texas Education Agency (TEA) will use an online survey to “help determine how the federal law can be used to improve accountability, funding, school advancement, and grant-making systems.”
June 29, 2016
Members of the Association of Texas Professional Educators (ATPE) held meetings in Washington, D.C. with the Dept. of Education and the Senate and House education committees to discuss ESSA implementation, providing perspectives from Texas classrooms.
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.
December 9, 2015
Texas Commissioner of Education Michael Williams issued the following statement on ESSA: “The Texas Education Agency will now focus on working through the specific details of this federal legislation to help explain to our districts and charters the many aspects included in this bill. It’s important...