Implementation Timeline Tag

New Toolkit Designed to Help States Plan ESSA Implementation

Leading Educators, in collaboration with Education First, released a “State Teacher Leadership Toolkit” designed to help states plan ESSA implementation. The toolkit provides a “playbook” for states to “develop a framework to guide the planning, design, implementation, and assessment of teacher leadership initiatives.” The document...

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VA Likely to Postpone ESSA Plan Implementation

As reported by the Roanoke Times, Virginia will “likely take advantage” of the new regulations that allow states to postpone ESSA plan implementation. According to State Superintendent Steven Staples, “We may not have to rush to get that plan in now.”

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Why Maximizing ESSA’s Potential is Crucial for Student Success

Liam Goldrick, director of policy for the New Teacher Center, wrote on the importance of maximizing ESSA’s potential for students and schools. Goldrick argued ESSA has the potential to “bring greater balance to our schools” and “drive equity in education.” The New Teacher Center has...

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IA Dept. of Education Announces State ESSA Committee

Iowa Dept. of Education Director Ryan Wise announced a new state committee to provide input on development of Iowa’s plan. The 26-member group met for the first time last week and includes educators and representatives of school boards, area education agencies, education associations, and parents.

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Local Superintendents Gather Feedback on Joint Strategic Plan

Hawaii Island Complex Area superintendents, State Superintendent of Education Kathryn Matayoshi, and several other education leaders from Oahu met to gather feedback on proposed updates to Hawaii’s current “joint strategic plan.” Officials are drafting an updated version to be presented to the State Board of...

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