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Harvard Professor Argues ESSA’s Main Importance

Thomas Kane, the Walter H. Gale Professor of Education and Economics at Harvard University and faculty director of Center for Education Policy Research, argued ESSA’s main importance is the flexibility provided to the states. Kane noted, “ESSA allows states the discretion to encourage local innovation...

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CAP Raises Concerns over Trump’s Proposed Federal Budget

Experts from the Center for American Progress posted a blog opposing President Trump’s 2018 federal budget. CAP said the budget “would dismantle public schools through massive cuts to teacher training, after-school programs in public schools, and transfers of public funds to private school vouchers.” They...

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New CAP Report Shares Guidelines for Designing School Classification Models

The Center for American Progress released a report on designing accountability systems under ESSA. The report’s authors encourage states not to “just comply with ESSA,” but to “take advantage of the flexibility afforded by the law in order to develop classification systems that reflect their state vision for education and that...

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Johns Hopkins University Launches “Evidence for ESSA”

The Center for Research and Reform in Education at Johns Hopkins University launched “Evidence for ESSA,” a website that “reviews every math and reading program for grades K to 12” and determines which programs “meet the strong, moderate, or promising levels of evidence defined in...

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NCTQ Publishes New Report on Teacher Evaluation Systems Under ESSA

The National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) published a new report on opportunities for teacher evaluation systems under ESSA. NCTQ argued that since ESSA does not require “teacher-evaluation systems based in significant part on students’ test scores,” states are “given states flexibility to tinker with...

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Johns Hopkins University Launches New ESSA Website

In February, the Center for Research and Reform in Education at Johns Hopkins University will launch a website that “reviews every math and reading program for grades K to 12” and determine which programs “meet the strong, moderate, or promising levels of evidence defined in...

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