Higher Education Tag

Recommendations on K-12 and Higher Ed Alignment

Higher Ed for Higher Standards released a new “Leveraging ESSA” brief detailing how the first 17 states to submit their ESSA plans laid out plans to align K–12 and higher education to support long-term student success – as the group had detailed in its previous...

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New Policy Brief on Leveraging ESSA

Higher Ed for Higher Standards, the Council of Chief State School Officers, National Association of System Heads, and State Higher Education Executive Officers Association released a new policy brief as part of their “Leveraging ESSA” series. The brief identifies “clear strategies for developing aligned K-12”...

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Resources for for Higher Education Leaders to Leverage ESSA

Higher Ed for Higher Standards – in partnership with the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), National Association of System Heads (NASH), and State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO) – released new resources for higher education leaders to “leverage ESSA.” The latest document, “Strategies to Support Student K-12 to...

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Local Superintendent Discusses ESSA Implications

Topeka Superintendent Tiffany Anderson discussed the implications of ESSA during a webinar sponsored by the Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Schott Foundation for Public Education. She argued that, “it’s now about preparing kids for college and not just taking a test. We’re about serving the whole kid. ESSA...

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Vice Presidential Candidate’s Past Positions on Education Policy

Following the Vice Presidential debate, Education World published an article highlighting the candidates’ past positions on education, including ESSA. Sen. Tim Kaine has been an advocate for “career and technical education,” and sought to include related programs in ESSA “to improve access to K-12 career...

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Civil Rights Organizations Make Recommendations to NY on Accountability

In conjunction with Education Trust-New York, an “unprecedented coalition” of 12 education, business, and civil rights organizations, cosigned a policy memo detailing recommendations for the state of New York to use ESSA to create accountability systems that “maintain high standards, prioritize closing achievement gaps, ensure...

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Will Higher Education’s Other Pressures Undercut ESSA’s Promises?

In a piece from Education Week, Arnold Shober, an associate professor of Government at Lawrence University in Appleton, WI, writes that ESSA “promotes higher education as a primary destination after K-12” but “higher education’s other pressures may undercut ESSA’s promises.” Questions about the purpose of...

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Proposed “Teacher Preparation Rule”

The National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities commented that the Administration’s proposed “teacher preparation rule” – which would have states collect information on teacher placement, retention, and impact on students – is “incongruent with the new Every Student Succeeds Act … which prohibits the...

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