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OH Rep. Calls for Lawmakers Involvement in ESSA Plan

ESSA grants states “control to determine academic standards, and Republican Ohio House of Representatives member Theresa Gavarone wants lawmakers to have the final say in what the Ohio Department of Education comes up with.” Gavarone says, “We’ve been elected by our constituents and as representatives...

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CA Adopts State’s ESSA Plan

The California State Board of Education adopted the state’s ESSA compliance plan “with, as expected, few changes to the draft published last month.” After a year-and-a-half of work, “most board members said they were satisfied that the document meshes with and advances the state’s larger...

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The Importance of Standards under ESSA

Dr. Elizabeth Primas, program manager for the NNPA/ESSA Public Awareness Campaign, writes about the importance of standards under ESSA, which gives states leeway to “continue using the Common Core State Standards and/or create and adopt their own rigorous standards.” And along with the “freedom to...

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Chiefs for Change Looks at Curriculum Reform

Chiefs for Change released a report examining how ESSA “presents new opportunities for curriculum reform,” which can be a “powerful and underused driver of school improvement.” The report profiles work in Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New York, and Washington, D.C. to “create the conditions for aligned...

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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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New Coalition Formed to Advocate for Oregon Students

In a blog post, Stand for Children Oregon discussed their state’s ESSA plan and the coalition they formed to advocate for Oregon students. The coalition, which also included Latino Network, Unite Oregon, Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon, Salem-Keizer Coalition for Equality, Children’s Institute and...

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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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