Stakeholder Engagement Tag

Alexander Furious Over Dept. of Ed State Plan Reviews

Politico reports that Sen. Lamar Alexander, the Republican Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, was “furious” that a top aide to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was “circumventing” ESSA, contending the federal agency was “out of bounds” in challenging state officials on issues such as...

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Reviewers Weigh In: What Parents Should be Watching

In anticipation of the release of the second round of independent peer review results, we asked peer reviewers to share their thoughts on different aspects of state ESSA plans. In the first blog, which appeared on The 74, the Collaborative asked five peer reviews about...

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ESSA Makes Parent Engagement Even More Important

Massachusetts educator Jessica Lander writes in The 74 that ESSA “has elevated the importance of parent engagement, setting aside funding and requiring states to develop strategies for effectively engaging with families.” However, for too long, “there has been minimal guidance, training, time, or support for...

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DE Dept. of Ed to Revamp School Profiles Website

The Delaware Department of Education seeks to “give its school profiles website a facelift,” and is looking for public input. Under ESSA, the state must hold public meetings during their development of school report cards, and the first in a series of such meetings was...

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WV Submits ESSA Plan to Dept. of Ed

West Virginia submitted its ESSA plan to the U.S. Department of Education on Monday, ahead of schedule. “I am extremely proud of the extraordinary amount of work put into developing this plan and for the valuable input we received from various stakeholders including teachers, parents,...

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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. IOWA The third draft of Iowa’s ESSA plan is now available for public review and comment through...

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ND Education Stakeholders Meets to Discuss Updates to ESSA Plan

In response to federal feedback, the North Dakota Dept. of Public Instruction met to discuss updates and changes to the state’s ESSA plan. State Superintendent Kirsten Baesler commented that the meeting went “really well,” and “she and the ESSA planning team applauded the DOE’s response,...

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