Implementation Timeline Tag

Key Details on State ESSA Plans

Andrew Ujifusa reports for Education Week about the publication’s updated ESSA tracker, highlighting “six individual policy areas that advocates, analysts, and educators are watching closely,” in each state’s plan, such as long-term objectives, measuring school quality “beyond test scores and graduation rates,” and school ratings.

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Louisiana State Chief on ESSA Plan, Implementation

Contributing for the Daily Advertiser, State Chief John White writes that Louisiana’s ESSA plan has “set expectations for all students that are as ambitious as expectations in any state in the country.” He also states that in the next two months, as the “state Department...

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Feds Update Ed Advocates on ESSA

Klein reports that on September 24, federal education officials met privately “with a select group of education advocates at the department to talk the Every Student Succeeds Act, the school safety commission, choice, and career and technical education.” Secretary DeVos wasn’t present, but the group “heard from Mick...

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Challenges and Questions ESSA Presents for Districts 

With the school year fast approaching, Alyson Klein asks in Education Week what is “the toughest part of the Every Student Succeeds Act for districts to get a handle on?” To find out, she asked a few experts, including Noelle Ellerson Ng from The School Superintendents Association, Jeff Simering...

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Ed Week’s Indispensable ESSA Guide

Education Week’s Alyson Klein writes about the publication’s new special report called “ESSA on the Runway”, which “analyzes the state of ESSA implementation on the eve of the law’s operational debut” and “takes a multifaceted look at just how ready those states, districts, and schools...

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Helping Districts Meet ESSA Research Deadline

“It’s the first finding of pretty much any education study, regardless of the topic or the intervention: We need more research,” reports Sarah D. Sparks. But for educators and policymakers trying to improve education under ESSA, “understanding the good-enough evidence can be more important than...

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The 74 Previews an Interesting Year for ESSA

The 74 is taking a look ahead to the 2018–2019 school year—and ESSA’s transition from planning to practice. They explore how, as a new Administration wrangles with enforcement, the new law is not a “footnote” from 2015, but rather a “2018 test,” when states will...

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