Submitting State Plans Tag

Time Might Be on Ohio’s Side

Jessica R. Towhey writes on Inside Sources that it may have been a good idea for Ohio to delay submission from April until September, because it gave the state “valuable time to continue working with the community,” as well as to “review plans from states...

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State Plan Submissions and Drafts

Approved State Plans   Arizona: Final Plan Approved (9/6/17) Connecticut: Final Plan Approved (8/15/17) Delaware: Final Plan Approved (8/2/17) District of Columbia: Final Plan Approved (8/28/17) Illinois: Final Plan Approved (8/28/17) Louisiana: Final Plan Approved (8/15/17) Maine: Final Plan Approved (8/31/17) Massachusetts: Final Plan Approved (9/21/17) Michigan:...

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DeVos Announces all 34 Plans Ready for Review

Secretary Betsy DeVos announced that “all consolidated state plans submitted by 34 states and Puerto Rico under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) for the fall deadline were found to be complete and ready for peer review.” DeVos commended “the chief state school officers, governors...

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Alabama State Board will Vote on ESSA Plan

According to WSFA, Alabama’s “state school board will likely approve their version of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) on Thursday, but some parents are against the plan they say excludes kids from the evaluation plan.”

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GA Governor says State ESSA Plan Falls Short in Setting High Expectations

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that, while Georgia School Superintendent Richard Woods is pushing to take advantage of testing flexibility under ESSA, Governor Nathan Deal “opposes a retreat from test scores as a critical determinant of school performance.” Governor Deal has refused to put his signature on Georgia’s ESSA...

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CAP Ed Expert Discusses Role as Independent Peer Reviewer

Scott Sargrad, managing director of the K-12 Education Policy team at the Center for American Progress, writes about his participation in Bellwether and the Collaborative’s independent peer review, and offered guidance for New Hampshire’s education leaders as they finalize their ESSA accountability plans. Sargrad says the states “have...

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Dept. of Ed Approves Massachusetts’ ESSA Plan

The U.S. Dept. of Education approved Massachusetts’ ESSA plan. Secretary Betsy DeVos “praised the plan’s details on turning around low-performing schools and for emphasizing the share of high school students who complete accelerated courses.” She also said, “I continue to be heartened by the ways...

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NE’s Governor Says He Won’t Sign State’s ESSA Plan

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts says he won’t sign the state’s ESSA plan “because of concerns about how it addresses accountability.” The plan was approved by the Nebraska State Board of Education on September 8 and subsequently sent to the U.S. Dept. of Education for review...

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