Implementation Timeline Tag

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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OH Dept. of Ed Submits ESSA Plan to U.S. Dept. of Ed

The Ohio Department of Education sent its ESSA plan to the U.S. Dept. of Education “after delaying the submission by months to consider feedback from educators and community members.” State officials “will begin working with area districts to implement the ESSA plan once it’s approved...

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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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