Stakeholder Engagement Tag

Summary of State ESSA Tours and Comment Periods Underway

It’s important for states to solicit public comments and feedback on their education plans. Below is a list of states’ comment periods that are underway and upcoming tours. CALIFORNIA   Public comments will be welcomed at the following events: Saturday, June 17, 9 a.m. to...

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Primas Calls for Parent and Community Involvement in ESSA Development

In a BlackPressUSA column, NNPA Program Manager Dr. Elizabeth Primas notes that the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) attempts “to fulfill the promise of a high-quality education for all of our children. ESSA advocates for qualified teachers, high standards, robust programs, and assessments, which inform...

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WI State Legislature Briefed on ESSA Plan

Members of the Wisconsin State Legislature were briefed on the state’s ESSA plan. The Assembly subsequently passed a measure requiring the “education department to respond to any concerns education committee members raise to the plan.”

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IN Dept. of Ed Hosts More Than 100 Stakeholders at Public Forum

The Indiana Dept. of Education hosted more than 100 stakeholders at a public forum to discuss the state’s ESSA plan. Ryan Snoddy, superintendent of the Northwestern School Corporation, was “impressed with the ideas presented at the meeting” and believed the discussions were a “good start.”...

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Kentucky Announces New Round of Public Forums

Kentucky State Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt announced a series of forums for the public to comment on the state’s accountability system under ESSA. According to Pruitt, the comments gained at the meetings “ensure opportunity and access to a quality education for all.”

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