State and Local Control Tag

Promises of Greater Flexibility

According to the Washington Times, Arizona may put the “promises of greater flexibility” under ESSA to the test due to a 2016 state law “that allows traditional and charter school leaders to choose the standardized test they think best fits each school’s teaching methods.”

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Senate Committee Discussed State Innovation under ESSA

The Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee held a hearing on state innovation under ESSA. During the hearing, Chairman Lamar Alexander commented that “Tennessee, Louisiana, and New Mexico have taken the most advantage of the flexibility” offered under ESSA, in terms of “creating innovative...

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State Innovation under ESSA

The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions will hold a hearing to discuss state innovation under the Every Student Succeeds Act.

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Education Dive Examines ESSA’s Four Biggest Impacts

In a new post, Education Dive editor Roger Riddell writes on ESSA’s four biggest impacts. The law has shifted power back to districts and given states “more decision-making freedom” when it comes to standardized testing and “how they use their funding.” When it comes to...

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Plans from 16 States and DC Accepted by U.S. Dept. of Education

The Dept. of Education announced that 16 states and the District of Columbia have submitted ESSA plans that “federal officials deem complete.” Secretary DeVos noted that she is “committed to returning decision-making power back to states and setting the Department up to serve the support...

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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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ND Legislature Proposes New Bill

Under ESSA, the North Dakota Legislature is proposing a new bill that would allow districts to submit plans to the Dept. of Public Instruction for “education innovation programs that reflect their schools’ individual needs.” According to the Bismarck Tribune, “the bill reflects a sentiment among area educators that control...

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