Submitting State Plans Tag

Florida (Finally) Submits Revised Plan

According to Jeffrey Solochek in the Tampa Bay Times, the Florida Department of Education has submitted its revised ESSA plan, “months after the U.S. Education department said multiple revisions were needed.” In the updated version, state education officials said they “had filed for a waiver...

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California Finally Finalizes Accountability Plan…

“Two years, a presidential election and many meetings after the California State Board of Education first started talking about how to satisfy a major federal education law, members finally agreed Thursday to submit a final plan,” writes Joy Resmovits. The vote to submit a final...

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To Compromise or Not to Compromise…That is the Question (In California)

“How far to push the federal government?” asks EdSource’s John Fensterwald. Members of the California State Board of Education will answer that question at a special meeting “when they consider proposed compromises” regarding the state’s ESSA, which U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos “will likely approve—if...

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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 Alabama: Final Plan Approved (5/7/18) Alaska: Final Plan Approved (5/16/18) Arizona: Final Plan Approved (9/6/17) Arkansas: Final Plan Approved (1/16/18) Colorado: Final Plan Approved (5/7/18) Connecticut: Final Plan Approved (8/15/17) Delaware: Final Plan Approved (8/2/17) District of Columbia: Final Plan Approved (8/28/17) Georgia:...

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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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