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MD Legislature Overrules Gov. Hogan’s Veto

The Maryland Legislature overruled Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto of a bill that “would limit the state’s use of charter operators and vouchers to improve low-performing schools” under the state’s ESSA plan. The bill received support from the teacher’s union who argued it “was meant to...

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NEA President Calls for Renewed Commitment to Public Education

National Education Association President Lily Eskelsen Garcia, issued a statement to Congress calling for a “renewed commitment to public education.” By passing ESSA, Garcia argued Congress “acted with the best interests of all students in mind” and should now allow local communities “the room to...

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Are Forced Teacher Transfers Allowed Under ESSA?

Education Week looked at the issue of “forced teacher transfers” and whether they are permitted under ESSA’s proposed spending rules. While the actual rules state, “Nothing in this section should be construed to require the forced or involuntary transfer of any school personnel,” American Federation...

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November 17

The National Education Association will host its second webinar on ESSA implementation, with a focus on Oregon. To register for the event, click here.

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NEA Webinar Profiles Educator-Led Approaches to ESSA Implementation

The National Education Association hosted a webinar with the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development on ESSA implementation. NEA President Lily Eskelsen Garcia argued that educators not only “have the opportunity” to make changes under ESSA, but they also “have the responsibility” to work together...

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Anticipation Mounts for What Positive Changes ESSA will Bring

In Education Week, Larry Ferlazzo blogged about his radio interview with education leaders on whether ESSA will bring positive changes to the classroom. American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten argued that what happens in the classroom will greatly depend on how states “embrace the...

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NAE Launches ESSA-Focused Website

The National Education Association launched their ESSA-focused website, aimed to help states “understand the opportunities presented under ESSA and how to take advantage of the flexibility the law offers.” NEA President Lily Eskelsen Garcia commented that the organization is taking a “leave no state behind”...

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