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Connecticut “Seeing Early Reductions in Chronic Absenteeism Under ESSA”

August 31, 2018

The New Haven Register reports that Connecticut has successfully driven down chronic absenteeism under ESSA, with “about 10,000 more students attending school for more than 90 percent of days each year over the last six years.”

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Connecticut Stepping up on Kindergarten Transition Resources

June 4, 2018

Marva Hinton writes in this Education Week blog that in Connecticut, education leaders are “taking steps to help ease the transition of children into kindergarten,” as addressing “critical junctures” in education is required under ESSA. To comply with the law, the state “recently began providing...

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State Plan Submissions and Drafts

October 17, 2017

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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U.S. Dept. of Ed Approved CT and LA’s ESSA Plans

August 15, 2017

The Dept. of Education approved ESSA plans from Connecticut and Louisiana.

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CT Comments after Dept. of Ed Issues an Incomplete on Draft ESSA Plan

July 5, 2017

In response to the Dept. of Education issuing an “incomplete” on Connecticut’s draft ESSA plan, Laura Stefon, chief of staff for the state education department, commented that the state “will provide clarification where necessary, make tweaks if appropriate, and respectfully disagree with USED where necessary.”

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CT Dept. of Education Launches Online Survey

November 21, 2016

The Connecticut Dept. of Education launched an online survey to gauge public opinion on the state’s education priorities. Feedback from the survey will be used in the state’s draft ESSA implementation plan.

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Releases State ESSA Primers

May 16, 2016

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s primers include individual state by state accountability system fact sheets, which detail each state’s current accountability system, what could change under ESSA, and what to be asking state leaders. See details about your state here.

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