April 30, 2015

WI Dept. of Public Instruction Hosts Public Forums on ESSA

June 2, 2017

The Wisconsin Dept. of Public Instruction will host six public forums to discuss the state’s ESSA plan. The events will feature “short presentations to provide information about the plan followed by guided discussions around four key areas: school accountability, educator development, school improvement, and student...

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WI State Legislature Briefed on ESSA Plan

May 3, 2017

Members of the Wisconsin State Legislature were briefed on the state’s ESSA plan. The Assembly subsequently passed a measure requiring the “education department to respond to any concerns education committee members raise to the plan.”

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WI Dept. of Ed Releases ESSA Plan for Public Review

May 1, 2017

The Wisconsin Dept. of Public Instruction released its ESSA implementation plan for public review. The state will submit the plan to the US Dept. of Education by September 18.

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WI Dept. of Public to Release Draft ESSA Plan Friday

April 23, 2017

Wisconsin’s Dept. of Public Instruction is scheduled to release its draft ESSA plan on Friday, as some Republican legislators continue to criticize their lack of involvement in the process.

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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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The Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty and Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce Send Joint Letter to the State Superintendent of Public Instruction

February 14, 2017

The Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty and Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce sent a joint letter to the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, discussing concern over the lack of involvement by the state legislature when drafting the state’s ESSA implementation plan. The groups argued that, by failing to...

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Rep. State Legislators Question Decisions Made Concerning WI’s ESSA Plan

January 19, 2017

Republican state legislators argued that “executive branch officials are ignoring them,” alleging that “Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers and the state Education Department have made ‘unilateral decisions’ about Wisconsin’s ESSA plan.” In response, Republican lawmakers have announced that they “intend to write legislation that...

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Memo Claims Wisconsin Superintendent for DPI Acted Alone on State’s ESSA Plan

January 6, 2017

Members of the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty released a memo criticizing the Wisconsin Superintendent for the Dept. of Public Instruction (DPI) for “acting alone” on ESSA. The memo argued that DPI is “making unilateral decisions” on the state’s plan with “very little consultation with...

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WI Dept. of Public Instruction Holds Listening Session

July 27, 2016

The Wisconsin Dept. of Public Instruction staff held a listening session last week focused on how to implement ESSA.

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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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