National Organizations Tag

NASBE Launches Database Tracking State Board Activity on ESSA

The National Association of State Boards of Education debuted their “State Board Insight Database” designed to track “trends in state boards’ agendas and actions each month” on ESSA implementation. The database is a “library of all information and action items drawn monthly from publicly reported...

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DeVos Speaks to CCSSO at Annual Legislative Conference

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos spoke to the Council of Chief State School Officers at their annual legislative conference. DeVos stated, “Once your state has developed a plan to provide a quality education in an environment that is safe and nurturing for all children,...

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NGA Releases Statement on DeVos’ Simplified ESSA Implementation Plan

The National Governor’s Association (NGA) released a statement on Secretary DeVos’ simplified ESSA implementation plan release. According to the statement, the governors are “concerned that the Department’s revised template fails to prioritize proper stakeholder engagement.” NGA has “led national efforts to encourage significant input” from stakeholders and...

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Resources for for Higher Education Leaders to Leverage ESSA

Higher Ed for Higher Standards – in partnership with the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), National Association of System Heads (NASH), and State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO) – released new resources for higher education leaders to “leverage ESSA.” The latest document, “Strategies to Support Student K-12 to...

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CCSSO and Parent Groups Identify How Parents Can Engage around ESSA

The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) partnered with the National PTA and Learning Heroes to release two resources – Parent Engagement Guidelines and a Discussion Framework – for states to create stronger parental engagement under ESSA. The organizations identified “effective strategies” needed to...

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iNACOL Webinar on Nov 9 To Cover Personalized Learning Under ESSA

The International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) will host a webinar on November 9 from 2:00pm to 3:00 pm EST regarding opportunities for personalized learning under ESSA. The organization will also discuss an upcoming report on recommendations for lawmakers to support the “transformation of...

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CCSSO Proposes Alternative to “Supplement, Not Supplant” Language

In response to the Dept. of Education’s proposed “supplement, not supplant,”  the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) released a proposal laying out alternative language. Formally submitted through the Dept. of Education’s online comment platform, the new language would “establish important guardrails” in order...

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Five Toolkits to Help Stakeholders Leverage ESSA

The Alliance for Excellent Education released five toolkits to help stakeholders “create-next generation high schools” by “leveraging opportunities available” under ESSA. The information provided is designed to “bolster the college and career readiness of all students” and is “changing approaches to student learning by emphasizing...

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