May 12, 2015
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.”
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...
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:...
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.”
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.