College and Career-Readiness Tag

CCSSO and Education Strategy Group Make Recommendations for Developing Accountability Systems that Value College and Career Readiness

The Council of Chief State School Officers and Education Strategy Group released recommendations for states as they develop ESSA accountability systems that “value college and career readiness” and “better support all students in achieving success after high school.” According to Matthew Gandal, president of Education Strategy Group, “college and career readiness is not prioritized in school...

Read More

ME Dept. of Ed Considering “Certificate of Completion” Under ESSA

The Maine Dept. of Education is considering a “Certificate of Completion” under ESSA “designed to recognize students who may not be considered ‘proficient’ under the law,” but still “pass all their classes.” If approved, the certificate would fall under ESSA’s “college and career ready” indicator.

Read More

Rep. Emmer Affirms Support for ESSA, Career and Technical Education

Rep. Tom Emmer (R-MN-6) authored a MinnPost opinion piece, discussing his support of ESSA and highlighting his efforts in the field of career and technical education, through “innovative alternatives” and “affordable options to create ‘job-ready’ grads.” He also underscored the importance of local engagement, arguing,...

Read More

Five Toolkits to Help Stakeholders Leverage ESSA

The Alliance for Excellent Education released five toolkits to help stakeholders “create-next generation high schools” by “leveraging opportunities available” under ESSA. The information provided is designed to “bolster the college and career readiness of all students” and is “changing approaches to student learning by emphasizing...

Read More

Dept. of Education Releases Early Learning Guidelines

The Dept. of Education released guidelines on how states can “invest in early learning” under ESSA. The goal of the guidelines is to “improve the health, social-emotional, and cognitive outcomes for all children” and to keep students on track to “graduate from high school, college...

Read More

District Leaders Concerned about State Plan Details

Coverage in the Belleville News-Democrat reports that education leaders in some districts are concerned about details in the “Illinois College and Career Ready Indicator Framework” section of the state’s plan. “I think it’s a good start and we just need to provide some feedback,” said...

Read More