Low-Performing Schools Tag

ExcelinEd Playbook Details Four Core Areas of ESSA

The Foundation for Excellence in Education (ExcelinEd) released their first ESSA playbook designed to provide stakeholders with recommendations and resources on implementation focusing on the “four core areas of ESSA:” school accountability, interventions, using ESSA to advance state innovations, and ESSA’s weighted student funding pilot....

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Dept. of Education Awards School Improvement Grants

The Dept. of Education awarded $427 million in School Improvement Grants (SIG) to “help turn around America’s persistently lowest-achieving schools.” The program has invested over $7 billion since 2009 to improve public schools. In conjunction with the SIG program, ESSA requires states “identify and support...

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How Should States Define School Quality Under ESSA?

Chad Aldeman, a principal at Bellwether Education, authored a new report, “Grading Schools: How States Should Define ‘School Quality’ Under the Every Student Succeeds Act.” Aldeman argues that accountability systems are best for states to “signal what it values and how schools should be working...

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States Begin Preparing Accountability System Plans Under ESSA

Education Week highlighted states preparing their accountability system plans under ESSA. The piece focused on K-12 officials who are concerned over the “relatively tight timeline for identifying schools that need fundamental overhauls.” States are working to develop these plans before the March or July 2017...

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CAP and ERS Report Details How to Improve Low-Performing Schools

The Center for American Progress (CAP) and Education Resource Strategies (ERS) released a report detailing how states can improve low-performing schools under ESSA. The authors highlight turnaround efforts as a high priority because ESSA “gives states greater autonomy” to allocate Title I dollars to these new...

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EdWeek Highlights Key Groups That Have Weighed in on ESSA Drafts

Education Week continued highlighting “key groups that have weighed in on the draft ESSA regulations covering accountability.” This week’s summary includes: The National Association of Elementary School Principals, and National Association of Secondary School Principals are concerned that the proposed regulations may inhibit the goal...

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IN State Superintendent Holds First Meetings with Educators

Early this week, State Superintendent Glenda Ritz held the first of a series of meetings with a group of 19 educators tapped to help examine how the state rates schools and make sure the A-F school grading system meets ESSA regulations. According to the Chalkbeat report,...

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State Leaders Assemble Stakeholder Group

The State Board of Education and Education Commissioner Johnny Key assembled a stakeholder group to help select a consultant that will work to increase collaboration and coordination among traditional public schools and charter schools. One of their first tasks will be to define a “high-quality school,” which...

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Ed Week to Host ESSA Webinar

Education Week announced it will host a webinar titled, “ESSA and K-12 Policy: State and District Perspectives” examining how states and school districts will handle being “in the driver’s seat” on accountability, interventions for low-performing schools, flexibility on federal funding and testing, and where things...

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