Equity Tag

NM Education Secretary Begins 8-City Tour

New Mexico Education Secretary Hanna Skandera began an eight-city tour to gather public feedback on New Mexico’s ESSA implementation plan. Skandera’s goals are to close gaps in achievement and to improve the state’s education system. She added, “Proficiency rates dropped pretty exponentially when we shifted...

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Ed Week Takes Deeper Look at Per Pupil Spending under ESSA

Education Week examined an ESSA provision related to per pupil spending. Some experts argue models for calculating per-pupil spending may no longer be valid, causing new challenges for states. While proponents of the measure believe that “school-level spending would show whether majority black, Latino and...

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Arizona Teachers Express Concern Over New ESSA Requirements

Some Arizona teachers expressed concern over new ESSA requirements that they believe may not lead to “equitable changes in how school districts’ allocate resources to help students succeed.” According to AZ Ed News, teachers are worried about Title I funding rules, eliminating inequalities, and closing the achievement gap.

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DSEA President Discusses Opportunities for Stakeholder Engagement

Frederika Jenner, president of the Delaware State Education Association, authored an opinion piece outlining opportunities for stakeholders to engage around the state’s draft ESSA plan. She encouraged leaders to get involved in “education-equity conversation” as well as still “working just as hard inside our schools...

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NEPC’s Indicators for Support, Safety, and Respect in the Classroom

In a policy memo by the National Education Policy Center, William Penuel, Elizabeth J. Meyer, and Michelle Renée Valladares, of the University of Colorado Boulder, provided direction for schools when “selecting indicators” under ESSA that are designed to address “students’ perceptions of support, safety, and...

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