State and Local Control Tag

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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Sen. Inhofe Opines on ESSA, Calls Law a “Major Step”

In a Tulsa World opinion piece, Sen. Jim Inofe (R-OK) wrote that Republicans in Congress “took a major step in reforming the education system” through ESSA to return “control of our children’s education back to local leaders.” He said ESSA includes “many priorities” from the...

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Six Ways Schools Can Improve Their Accountability Systems

David Osborne, director at the Progressive Policy Institute, wrote an opinion piece in US News and World Report citing six ways that schools can improve their accountability systems under ESSA. Osborne argued that “if we want 21st century schools,” districts must be held “accountable to...

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OK to Begin Town Hall Meetings to Gather Pubic Input

Led by Oklahoma State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister, the state Dept. of Education will begin a series of town hall meetings to “gather input as the agency creates a comprehensive state plan to bolster academic performance.” The meetings will start October 18th and run into December.

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What ESSA Means for Schools, Systems, and States

In Education Week, Frederick Hess, director of education policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute, and Max Eden, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, argue that neither Donald Trump nor Hillary Clinton are putting forward “principled conservative leadership” when it comes to education. The...

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IL State Superintendent Discusses Federal Role in ESSA

In an opinion piece published by US News & World Report, Illinois State Superintendent Tony Smith writes that federal “micromanagement should be cast aside” in order for ESSA to be implemented as Congress intended. Smith calls for schools to be held accountable, and for state...

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How will a Trump Administration Impact K-12 Funding?

In an analysis of Donald Trump’s Education Policy Speech, Education Week looks at the impact his policies could have on K-12 funding. The article notes that Trump’s comments about increasing defense spending could lead to policies that take away from the overall education budget, especially...

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