School Improvement Tag

Next Phase of Check State Plans Announced: Promise to Practice

Last week, Collaborative for Student Success announced that, in partnership with HCM Strategists, the organization is undertaking “Check State Plans: Promise to Practice,” which will bring together an updated network of peer reviewers to examine how states are implementing their school improvement plans under the...

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LPI Report Examines States’ Plans to Close Opportunity Gaps

In this recent report, the Learning Policy Institute examines how numerous states are using ESSA to address equity disparities in education, increase inclusivity in schools, and help all students reach their potential. The report “provides information on which states have committed in their ESSA accountability...

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PA Looking to Expand ESSA Pilot Program

Katie Meyer reports for WITF that the administration of Gov. Tom Wolf is “touting a new approach to coordinating with schools on the district level” in the Keystone State. After successfully implementing an ESSA-related school improvement pilot program in three Pennsylvania districts last year, state officials are...

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Strategic Leadership and School Improvement

Linda Jacobson reports for Education Dive that, with almost all state ESSA plans approved by the U.S. Department of Education, the “question related to school improvement isn’t so much what works to help low-performing schools, but how to implement strategies in the most effective way,”...

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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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