School Improvement Tag

Low-Performing Schools Under ESSA

Much of ESSA “deals with schools struggling to meet expectations,” reports Andrew Ujifusa in Education Week. “And we have new information concerning just how many of them are being tagged as needing improvement in the Every Student Succeeds Act era.” Ujifusa, notes however, there is a...

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More Than Two-Dozen New Mexico Schools Released from Oversight

Dillon Mullan reports for the Santa Fe New Mexican that the New Mexico Public Education Department announced recently that 27 public schools “have seen sufficient improvements in student achievement and graduation rates” that they no longer need to be under the “immediate oversight” of the...

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DC’s Ferebee at 100 Days

 In The 74, Carolyn Phenicie takes a look at the tenure of DC Schools Chancellor Lewis Ferebee at the 100-day mark. Looking back at his time as Superintendent of Indianapolis Public Schools, Ferebee ponders if perhaps he pushed change too fast when coming into office....

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New Mexico Ditches A-F School Ratings

Cindy Long reports that New Mexico’s new Governor and Secretary of Education will “amend the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), scrap the A-F school grading system and replace the policy of labeling schools as ‘failing’ in favor of actually supporting schools in need and celebrating...

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National Urban League Releases ESSA Equity Ratings

On April 10, the National Urban League released a new ESSA equity review, which rates the ESSA plans of 36 states and DC based on a dozen equity metrics, Education Dive’s Jessica Campisi reports. Metrics including resources, educators, and struggling school supports and interventions, were assigned...

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ECS Publishes School Improvement Report

Education Commission of the States recently published a report regarding school improvement plans and efforts in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. This “comprehensive resource” provides “information identified in statute, regulation and states’ plans under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) as of...

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Education Week Drops Massive ESSA Report

Recently, Education Week published a special, multi-part report offering “a big-picture look at the state of play on ESSA nationally, along with deeper dives into issues of school accountability, student assessment, data transparency, and school improvement.” Below, we outline a couple of the most interesting...

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Nebraska School Looking to Leverage ESSA Funds

Clinton Elementary in Lincoln, Nebraska, which is “eligible for a federal grant to help improve academic performance of some of the state’s lowest-performing schools,” plans to apply for up to $800,000 in ESSA funds over a three-year period, according to the Lincoln Journal Star. “Clinton...

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CCSSO Reports States Are Making Progress on School Improvement Plans

According to a new report from CCSSO, states are “making progress developing systems that will improve schools for all students, leveraging the flexibility provided under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).” This progress comes “as states are urgently building and initiating systems aimed at ensuring...

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Are States Limiting Schools Identified for Support?

This report by Lindsay Dworkin and Anne Hyslop for the Alliance for Excellent Education takes a look at how, under ESSA, “states have reimagined their school accountability systems and come up with new ways to identify schools for support and improvement.” Though ESSA has some...

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