ESSA Resources Tag

NASBE Launches Database Tracking State Board Activity on ESSA

The National Association of State Boards of Education debuted their “State Board Insight Database” designed to track “trends in state boards’ agendas and actions each month” on ESSA implementation. The database is a “library of all information and action items drawn monthly from publicly reported...

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FutureED Launches New Website on ESSA

FutureEd, a non-partisan think tank at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy, launched a new website on various education related topics including ESSA examination. The organization is designed to “produce clear, compelling analysis on key education issues” for “policymakers, practitioners, the media, and other...

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National Education Researcher Database to Launch Fall 2017

The University of Virginia in conjunction with the Jefferson Education Accelerator is building a “comprehensive catalog of education research” in response to ESSA’s call for evidence standards. The National Education Researcher Database (NERD) will launch in the fall of 2017 with an archive of more than “10,000 education researchers, including areas of expertise, contact...

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Foundation for Excellence in Education Releases ESSA Innovation Playbook

The Foundation for Excellence in Education released an ESSA Innovation Playbook designed to “help state policymakers navigate and identify provisions within ESSA” to “advance state priorities including school choice, digital learning, course access and competency-based education.” The playbook outlines six provisions to support local innovation...

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Education Commission of the States Releases New Policy Report on ESSA

The Education Commission of the States shared a policy report on recommendations for states as policymakers develop their ESSA plans. The report represented “big-picture ideas” and offered “state examples and additional resources” for local leaders to use during drafting stages. In the report, the Education...

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The 74 Releases Informational Video About ESSA

The 74 released an informational video on the “5 Things to Know About ESSA.” The video highlighted the following points: ESSA reduces federal authority over school decisions and gives it back to the states and local districts. States must still give standardized tests every year...

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Website Answers ESSA Questions for State Policymakers

The Foundation for Excellence in Education launched a webpage for state policymakers to ask questions on ESSA. The page features previously answered questions based upon the #AskExcelinEd question and answer series, which began with ESSA basics and is “building toward more technical themes.” The Foundation...

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