ESSA Resources Tag

Webinar on Changing Role of Education Finance Leadership

On August 27, at 1:00 pm ET, BSCP Center will host a webinar featuring Edunomics Lab to discuss questions regarding ESSA’s financial transparency reporting. Participants “will learn about the new Supplement-not-Supplant requirement for a district ‘resource allocation methodology’ and explore what conducting ‘resource allocation reviews’...

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State Identification Systems and Improving Equity

As a result of the switch from NCLB to ESSA, “state leaders are attempting to create an identification system within their states that meet the U.S. Department of Education’s requirements, but that also balances their resources and values,” writes Nikole Gregg. “Their task has become...

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Collaborative for Student Success Launches Assessment HQ Website

The Collaborative for Student Success has launched Assessment HQ, a unique online platform that takes the guesswork and risk of misinformation out of state annual assessments by providing transparency on student proficiency and state testing decisions. As a part of ESSA, states are required to...

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ESSA and Empowering Educator Voices on Policy

Over at Educators for High Standards, South Carolina 2nd grade teacher Stephanie M. Johnson explains how ESSA is empowering the educator voice in policymaking. This was a great start, she says, as ESSA “encouraged states and district to move toward a model of shared decision...

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ESSA, Other Federal Programs Can Defray CTE Costs

In Education Dive, Shawna de la Rosa discusses how “three federal laws have an impact on CTE programs—the Every Student Succeeds Act, the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act and the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.” She argues that schools that leverage these programs...

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ESSA and the Arts

“While there is a growing recognition that the arts are central to a well-rounded education, schools have been slow to incorporating that into curriculum,” writes Naaz Moden. “Though the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) listed the arts and music as tenants of a ‘well-rounded’ education,...

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Leveraging ESSA to Reduce Absenteeism

“The Every Student Succeeds Act puts more pressure on schools to ensure their students show up every day,” writes Evie Blad for Education Week. “But when it comes to addressing chronic absenteeism, some educators and policy makers say they are building the plane in the...

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States Leading the Way on Innovative Community Schools

With community schools gaining attention (and ground) in the education space, Brookings’ Reuben Jacobson takes a look at how states are leading the way in innovating for such schools, which “engage families and community organizations to provide well-rounded support to students.” In recent years, he...

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Fairness in School Spending

Jane Porath, an 8th grade mathematics teacher at Traverse City East Middle School in Michigan and a Educators for High Standards Teacher Champion, takes on the complex issue of fairness versus equity in education funding.. The Every Students Succeeds Act requires states to track and...

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Vermont Late in Releasing Data…

“In October of 2018, the Vermont Agency of Education released statewide, top-line test scores from that spring’s math and English testing. But school-by-school results, they said, would need to wait until December,” reports Lola Duffort. “Nine months later, they still aren’t out.” At the beginning...

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