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Ed Trust NY Comments on Draft ESSA Plan

Ian Rosenblum, executive director of The Education Trust—New York, commented on the state’s recently submitted draft ESSA plan. Rosenblum said the “plan appears to be a mixed bag for equity” but “the draft plan fails to clearly communicate whether schools are meeting expectations for all...

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Chiefs for Change Highlights Opportunities under ESSA

In The 74 Million, Chiefs for Change’s Anne Hyslop highlights the opportunity for states to be innovative in their use of federal funds. Emphasizing that there is bipartisan support for the flexibility in ESSA, she notes that, “flexibility gives states an opportunity to be thoughtful...

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Ed Trust-Midwest Gives Michigan’s Draft ESSA Plan “High Marks”

In an interview about their analysis of Michigan’s draft ESSA plan, Education Trust-Midwest Executive Director Amber Arellano gave the plan “high marks” and said its “focus on raising performance standards for teaching and learning will help Michigan catch up with states like Massachusetts, which has some...

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Foundation for Excellence in Education Releases ESSA Innovation Playbook

The Foundation for Excellence in Education released an ESSA Innovation Playbook designed to “help state policymakers navigate and identify provisions within ESSA” to “advance state priorities including school choice, digital learning, course access and competency-based education.” The playbook outlines six provisions to support local innovation...

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Website Answers ESSA Questions for State Policymakers

The Foundation for Excellence in Education launched a webpage for state policymakers to ask questions on ESSA. The page features previously answered questions based upon the #AskExcelinEd question and answer series, which began with ESSA basics and is “building toward more technical themes.” The Foundation...

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Online Tool Helps States Use Title I for Direct Student Services

Chiefs for Change debuted online tools to help states use Title I funding under ESSA for Direct Student Services (DSS). The tools seek to help states interested in “targeting funding for innovative approaches.” Chiefs for Change also released a model application, policy paper, and a...

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Resources for for Higher Education Leaders to Leverage ESSA

Higher Ed for Higher Standards – in partnership with the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), National Association of System Heads (NASH), and State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO) – released new resources for higher education leaders to “leverage ESSA.” The latest document, “Strategies to Support Student K-12 to...

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Online Tool Helps Districts Set Learning Goals, Measure Progress

Chiefs for Change, Johns Hopkins School of Education, and analytics firm Tembo launched an online tool designed to help districts set learning goals and measure school progress under ESSA. According to Chiefs for Change CEO Mike Magee, the “Student Growth Simulator” will help “set goals...

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