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Promise to Practice

In The 74, Carolyn Phenicie provides an overview of Promise to Practice—the latest iteration of the Collaborative for Student Success’ Check State Plans initiative, done in partnership with HCM Strategists. ”Now that all state plans to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act have been approved,...

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New Social-Emotional Learning Guide

Education Dive’s Lucy Hood reports on the importance of social-emotional learning (SEL) and highlights a new guide from the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL). The guide, “provides educators with assessment tools for gauging social emotional learning (SEL) as well as guidelines for...

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The Importance of Measuring Subgroups Under ESSA

All4Ed’s Anne Hyslop responds to a recent piece by Mike Petrilli about the Alliance’s analysis of ESSA accountability plans, which identified a dozen states that fail to ensure subgroups are “universally included in school ratings.” While Petrilli argued that “Including subgroups in school ratings doesn’t...

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Are States Waiting Too Long to Intervene with Struggling Schools?

Jayme Kennedy takes a look at a recent report by the National Center for Learning Disabilities, which found that, under their ESSA accountability plans, “29 states don’t report under-performing schools until three years of low performance are recorded.” Additionally, “those same states don’t ask for assistance or...

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Ensuring School Performance Data Works for Families

In Education Next, Data Quality Campaign’s Paige Kowalski and Brennan McMahon Parton discuss the importance of making sure families can easily access, understand, and effectively use school performance data. This is particularly important since now, under ESSA, “nearly every state has made strong commitments to...

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Survey: Did States Engage with Their Stakeholders?

The Collaborative for Student Success recently released results from a survey of education stakeholders which sought to find out whether states have meaningfully engaged with them as part of the development of their ESSA plans. The memo also examined whether stakeholders took advantage of this...

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Creating Real Partnerships for Family Engagement

The National Association for Family, School and Community Engagement’s Vito Borrello and Reyna Hernandez write in The 74 about the “importance of well-designed family, school, and community engagement in supporting children’s learning.” They also discuss how ESSA supports such efforts through its Statewide Family Engagement...

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States “Shirking” ESSA on Equity Metrics?

Dian Schaffhauser writes in T.H.E. Journal that, according to the Alliance for Excellent Education, many states are “shirking” their responsibilities under ESSA when it comes to two equity-focused policies:  how states are defining “‘consistently underperforming’ in identifying schools for targeted support,” and how they are including...

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