Advocacy Organizations Tag

ExcelinEd Releases State Landscape

ExcelinEd has looked at ESSA plans for all 50 states and the District of Columbia and released its landscape analysis. Dr. Christy Hovanetz, who authored the analysis, said, “It’s encouraging that in the majority of states, schools will earn summative ratings that are easily understandable...

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New Online Tracking Tool

Achieve released a new online tracking tool that “summarizes states’ long term goals for student achievement and graduation rates, along with the accountability indicators and weighting included in states’ plans submitted under ESSA.” The tracker allows users to view accountability indicators in the state’s plan and compare...

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Educators Weigh in on Professional Learning

Educators for High Standards identifies the key components of high-quality, effective professional learning that are laid out in ESSA, and shares how schools and districts can provide educators with the opportunities they need, want, and deserve. In partnership with Learning Forward and Teach Plus,  Educators...

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Ed Trust will Pivot to Being More Deeply Engaged in States

Black Enterprise examined the work of Lillian Lowery, vice president for P-12 Policy and Practice at The Education Trust, noting that she’s “furthering Obama’s ‘Every Student Succeeds’ quest.” According to the article, Lowery and Ed Trust are focusing on working with states, especially in the ESSA...

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New Resources on Local Engagement and Advancing STEM Opportunities

Education First released a report on states’ efforts to advance opportunities in STEM education under ESSA. The report concluded that while plans did not largely focus on STEM innovation, there were four main policies that continuously appeared. States are including state science assessment results, career...

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NNPA Seeks to Increase Awareness about ESSA

Dorothy Leavell, chairwoman of the National Newspaper Publishers Association, announced “that she wants the NNPA to be the principle source of information for the Black community concerning the implementation of ESSA. The group seeks to “increase awareness about ESSA with a focus on engaging Black...

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