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Oregon Updates 2020-21 Guidance with ESSA Equity Considerations

In new guidance released by the Oregon Department of Education, special consideration is given to how schools can best “ensure equity and access for students” who receive services under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), and the Americans...

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Mental Health Days for Oregon Students?

“Should schools allow students to take excused mental health days?” asks Evie Blad in Education Week. Some students in Oregon sure think so. They are supporting a bill that would add “mental or behavioral health” to the list of legitimate reasons for school absence. This...

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Oregon Not Properly Tracking Struggling Students

According to KTVZ, a recent report from the Oregon Secretary of State finds the state’s education department “only made partial progress on three of the 15 recommendations to improve education for students in online or alternative schools” and “made no progress on the remaining 12.”...

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Boys & Girls Clubs Working With Schools Via ESSA Grants

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Oregon’s Greater Santiam area, in partnership with schools in Lebanon and Sweet Home, will implement a new educational program called the 21st Century Community Learning Center this autumn through a federal student support grant authorized under ESSA.

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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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Change to Modified Diplomas Worries Oregon Parents

Oregon parents are concerned “about a change to modified diplomas could risk transition services.” Under ESSA “all states to use one high school diploma—the one that a “preponderance” of students earn—to count as their graduation rate.”  State Senate Bill 20 was drafted to match graduation...

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