Civil Rights Organizations Tag

Provisions to Ensure Every Student Succeeds

Marc H. Morial, president and CEO of the National Urban League, authored an article in The Hill highlighting the disproportionate funding between white students and students of color. Since programs for students of color often receive less funding than their white counterparts, legislation is needed...

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Secretary King Urges Policymakers to Engage Stakeholders Around ESSA

Education Secretary King urged hundreds of policymakers to engage stakeholders on the implementation of ESSA during this year’s Education Commission of the States’ National Forum on Education Policy. He underscored the importance of engagement efforts between state education departments and stakeholder groups as the accountability...

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Politics K-12 Survey on “Super Subgroups”

The Politics K-12 Team at Education Week surveyed all 50 states regarding their use of “super subgroups” in their NCLB waivers that “can no longer be used in place of individual subgroups of student for accountability purposes” under ESSA. The super subgroups combined smaller subgroups...

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CCSSO Guide for States on Engaging Stakeholders around ESSA

Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) has created a guide for states on engaging stakeholders around the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The guide was created with input from a variety of educational partners, including civil rights organizations, the NEA and AFT, and the...

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How will ESSA Address States with High Opt-Out Rates?

Republican lawmakers and civil rights advocates continue to debate how ESSA will treat states with high opt-out rates. According to Education Week, the draft ESSA rules could be seen as an attempt by the Dept. of Education to closely control how states deal with relatively...

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Civil Rights Leaders Release Letter on Title I Funding

Over 30 civil rights groups – all members of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights – released a letter urging the Dept. of Education to include robust parameters for Title I funding towards underfunded and struggling schools in its ESSA guidelines. Read more...

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