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New Playbook Provides Educators Path to Meeting ESSA Funding and Finance Requirements

The December 2019 ESSA deadline for “school districts to start breaking out school-level funding” is quickly approaching. As schools nationwide come to terms with the financial challenges of meeting this deadline, “streamlining and modernizing” systems with “enhanced automation will have payoffs that supersede the requirements…


Eleven Oregon Schools in Need of ‘Targeted Support’ Based on Accountability Data

According to accountability data from the Oregon Department of Education, “11 Central Oregon Schools were marked as needing help,” reports Jackson Hogan for The Bulletin. As opposed to previous years before passage of ESSA, Oregon has taken a different path, working with school districts to…


Despite Improvement, Racial Achievement Gap Persists in some North Carolina Schools

Education officials in Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools see some signs of improvement in a racial achievement gap, but there is still work to be done, according to Matt Goad for News & Observer. According to accountability results, the district met just under a quarter of…


Nearly Half of Louisiana Schools Will Need to Develop Student Improvement Plans

Based on guidelines set forth by ESSA, 571 schools across Louisiana—44 percent of schools— “will be required to develop improvement plans to submit to the state for approval and funding.” According to recently released performance scores, “about 16 percent of Louisiana public schools received an…


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