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More than 25% of Schools Could “Need Improvement”

Alyson Klein reports for Education Week that states are starting to release their lists of schools targeted for additional support—specifically, “Additional Targeted Schools.” That’s the “wonky term for a particular set of schools that need improvement. Something to watch: It could end up describing anywhere...

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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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The “Nudging” Approach to Fighting Chronic Absenteeism

“As many as 8 million U.S. public school students struggle academically simply because they miss too much school,” Phyllis W. Jordan writes in Education Next. “Recognizing this, 36 states and the District of Columbia have begun holding schools accountable for chronic student absenteeism” under ESSA....

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New York Helping Rural Schools Via ESSA

Tom Dinki writes for the Olean Times Herald about the challenges facing rural schools in New York State, and how the state’s ESSA plan puts aside “$1.6 billion in federal aid to help rural districts increase teacher training and courses in STEM (science, technology, engineering...

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ESSA & Tracking College-and-Career Readiness

Alyson Klein answers more questions as part of Education Week’s “Answering Your ESSA Questions” series. This week, Harvard University graduate student Alex Sabin asks: “An ESSA accountability system can include a school success ‘measure’ outside of test scores such as college-and-career readiness. However, what exactly...

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ESSA, States, and School Climate

In the latest edition of Education Week’s “Answering Your ESSA Questions” series, Alyson Klein responds to the following query from an anonymous reader: “How many states are including ‘school climate’ in their ESSA accountability systems?” Short answer: “Not as many as you might think.” Click...

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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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Educators to Congress—No Federal Cash to Arm Teachers

Alyson Klein reports for Education Week that more than a dozen educator groups have sent a letter to Congress to make it “crystal clear that states and districts can’t spend money from Title IV of the Every Student Succeeds Act on guns for school staff.”

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