May 12, 2015

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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VT Scheduled to File ESSA Plan by April 3rd Deadline

March 26, 2017

Amy Fowler, deputy secretary at the Vermont Agency of Education, announced the state “stands to do well” under ESSA due to “new latitude and the administration’s more hands off approach.” Vermont is scheduled to file their ESSA implementation plan to the Dept. of Education by...

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VT Criticizes US Dept. of Education Proposal on Defining Learning

August 18, 2016

Highlighting a letter to the Dept. of Education in July on the proposed ESSA regulations, the Vermont State Board of Education submitted commentary to a local state publication emphasizing their critique that the Dept.’s proposal “continues to use a narrow definition of learning and over...

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VT Parents and Community Members Attend Conference to Discuss ESSA

August 11, 2016

ESSA was discussed by more than 150 parents and community members who attended a conference at the Jay Peak Resort last week. According to Agency of Education Secretary Rebecca Holcombe, “The conference was well attended, and in the past few months we’ve had input from...

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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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