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April 30, 2015

WA Dept. of Ed Announces Plan to Submit ESSA Plan in September

April 12, 2017

The Washington State Dept. of Education announced it will submit an ESSA implementation plan in September. According to Superintendent Chris Reykdal, “Submitting our plan in September allows for continued engagement on some of the remaining issues and provides us the opportunity to align our final...

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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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WA Public Comment Period Deadline for State’s ESSA Plan, Feb. 15

January 27, 2017

The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction announced the public comment period deadline for the state’s ESSA plan. To date, over 120 comments have been submitted. The deadline for comment submission is February 15, 2017.

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WA State Office of Public Instruction Examines Ways to Address Absenteeism Under ESSA

January 15, 2017

According to the Union Bulletin, the Washington State Office of Public Instruction is examining ways to track absenteeism under the state’s new ESSA plan. One in five students in Washington miss 10 percent of the 180-day school year. State Education Superintendent Chris Reykdal stated that...

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WA Superintendents Approve of Delayed ESSA Plan

December 15, 2016

Washington superintendents are “glad that the state office of public instruction had delayed the ESSA plan until the spring,” according to The Daily News. The state will continue to collect public comments on the draft plan until January.

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WA Announces Postponement of ESSA Plan Submission

November 29, 2016

State education officials in Washington announced that they will postpone ESSA plan submission. As reported by the Yakima Herald, the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction announced it would offer the “public at least two more months” to “weigh in on a 241 page...

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WA Releases Draft ESSA Plan, Accepting Public Comments

November 16, 2016

The Washington Dept. of Education released a draft of Washington’s ESSA state plan. The public comment period will be open through December 15.

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WA Announces Date for Release of Draft ESSA Plan

November 3, 2016

Washington’s Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) announced that they intend to release the state’s draft plan for public comment early November.

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State Education Leaders Visit Yakima, WA

July 11, 2016

State education leaders visited Yakima, WA this week to discuss ESSA with community members. This is the fourth meeting in a set of regional forums in the state. Superintendent Kevin Chase noted that he sees ESSA benefiting English Language Learners by putting less pressure on...

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Forums to Be Held Across WA on ESSA Opportunities and Challenges

June 14, 2016

Gil Mendoza, deputy superintendent of K-12 education, and Gayle Pauley, assistant superintendent of special programs and federal accountability, hosted the first of seven forums on how the state will implement ESSA. Each forum will cover opportunities and challenges that lie ahead, how ESSA is similar...

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WA Announces Dates for ESSA Implementation Forums Across State

June 3, 2016

The Office of the Superintendent of Public instruction announced the date for several forums across the state to provide an overview of ESSA implementation in Washington. The first forum will be held starting next Tuesday and go until early August. Read more here.  

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Workshop Helps WA Education Leaders Better Understand ESSA

May 27, 2016

Kati Haycock, president of The Education Trust, spoke at a workshop to help Washington education leaders and advocates better understand ESSA. Read more here.

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Puget Sound Educational Service District Announces Seven Public Meetings

May 22, 2016

The Puget Sound Educational Service District announced a series of seven public meetings in June and July to discuss ESSA. Read more here.

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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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