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Former Rep. Kline Discusses ESSA and Local Control

In The Hill, former Congressman and chair of the House Education Committee, John Kline, discussed how ESSA shifts “education authority and accountability out of Washington and back to the states, where it belongs.” He also cites Sec. DeVos’ recent comments that ESSA “essentially does away...

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MD Stakeholders Stress Importance of Consistency and Accountability

During a recent meeting as part of the Maryland Dept. of Education’s ESSA listening tour, stakeholders called for “consistency and ease of access to information” and “expressed interest in using additional indicators of success outside of academic standards.” Participants also suggested “investing in good leaders...

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Condoleezza Rice Gives ESSA Advice to Local Leaders

In an interview with The 74, Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, was asked about advice she would give to local leaders who are making decisions under ESSA. Rice encouraged states to set high standards for students and teachers and to give parents a choice....

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What Does ESSA Mean for School Testing?

A brief in the Wall Street Journal highlights what ESSA means for school testing, noting that under ESSA “states will set academic standards and determine consequences for not meeting them.” The article notes that NCLB was “blamed for ushering in a climate of overtesting” and...

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Will Higher Education’s Other Pressures Undercut ESSA’s Promises?

In a piece from Education Week, Arnold Shober, an associate professor of Government at Lawrence University in Appleton, WI, writes that ESSA “promotes higher education as a primary destination after K-12” but “higher education’s other pressures may undercut ESSA’s promises.” Questions about the purpose of...

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