Minority Students Tag

Ed Week Examines Arizona’s ESSA Plan

An Education Week blog takes a look at Arizona’s ESSA plan, and how civil rights advocates are concerned how it will impact transient students. The plan, which has already been approved by the U.S. Department of Education, “attaches different weights to students test scores, depending...

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New America Foundation Education Expert Examines ESSA

New America Foundation’s Conor P. Williams writes that, when it comes to ESSA, he can say “I told you so.” The law “combines a thin veneer of civil rights equity with excruciating complexity and uncertain accountability.” Williams argues that it “takes a relatively simple federal...

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Florida Seeks a Waiver

Florida is seeking a waiver from “several fundamental portions of ESSA that dictate how schools handle some of the country’s most historically underperforming and disadvantaged students.” The state is “asking, among other things, that it not be required to judge schools based on how well English-learners...

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Education Advocates Weigh in on ESSA and Closing Gaps in Achievement

Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., president and CEO of the National Newspaper Publishers Association, authored an opinion piece on closing the achievement gap under ESSA. Chavis believes, “raising awareness about ESSA among all parents, especially Black parents is vital.” He calls for parents to “increase...

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Civil and Human Rights Groups Oppose ESSA Regulation Rollback

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and 30 other organizations sent a letter to U.S. Senators opposing the possible rolling back of accountability regulations. The groups argued these regulations will help schools “faithfully implement the law” and “meet their legal obligations to historically marginalized groups of students including students of color, students with disabilities, and...

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Dept. of Education Releases Final Testing Regulations

The Dept. of Education released final regulations on testing programs under ESSA. Changes included regulations on the number of students eligible to take alternative exams and other pilot programs. The final rules also expanded flexibility and sought to “clarify the parameters” when testing Native American...

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