Stakeholder Engagement Tag

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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LA Dept. of ED Seeks Proposals from local Organizations

The Louisiana Dept. of Education is seeking “proposals from organizations that could conduct an evaluation of operations and academic programs at the Louisiana School for the Deaf, the Louisiana School for the Visually Impaired and the Louisiana Special Education Center” to comply with ESSA. The...

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WV Stakeholders Discuss State’s ESSA Plan

Education stakeholders in West Virginia gathered on July 20 to discuss the state’s ESSA plan at a public forum in Fairmont. Several questions and discussions focused on “sociological particulars of life Appalachia.”

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Advocates Weigh in on NY’s Proposed Rating System

Advocates argue that New York state’s “proposed rating system for reporting on how well schools serve specific ‘subgroups’ sends the wrong message… by creating uneven standards for students of different races, ethnicities and backgrounds.” Ian Rosenblum, executive director of EdTrust-NY, says “the methodology could create...

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SD Seeks Stakeholder Feedback

Stakeholders in South Dakota will have until June 30 to submit feedback on the state’s ESSA plan. According to the Argus Leader, school administrators in the Sioux Falls area “support the proposed plan,” and educators across the state have had the opportunity to be involved...

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