Accountability Tag

Providing Stability for Foster Youth in California

In this exploration of the educational challenges facing California’s foster youth, Margaret Olmos, Jessica Maxwell, and Vanessa Hernandez note that ESSA “requires that county offices of education and school districts collaborate with county child welfare agencies to ensure educational stability and address protocols for school...

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ESSA and the Arts

“While there is a growing recognition that the arts are central to a well-rounded education, schools have been slow to incorporating that into curriculum,” writes Naaz Moden. “Though the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) listed the arts and music as tenants of a ‘well-rounded’ education,...

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State-by-State Funding Breakdown

Andrew Ujifusa reports on how ESSA has “brought a new focus to school funding and how it works, including a new federal requirement for states to report how much individual schools receive per pupil.” However, the different ways states are approaching providing schools with this...

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Alabama Releases School-Level Spending Data

Thanks to ESSA’s financial transparency requirements, the public in Alabama is getting a closer look at how much schools are spending to educate the state’s children. These numbers, writes Trisha Powell Crain for AL.com, are “all over the map, varying widely between districts and between...

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Leveraging ESSA to Reduce Absenteeism

“The Every Student Succeeds Act puts more pressure on schools to ensure their students show up every day,” writes Evie Blad for Education Week. “But when it comes to addressing chronic absenteeism, some educators and policy makers say they are building the plane in the...

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Michigan Will Have Two Accountability Systems…

“Michigan will have two separate accountability systems for its K-12 schools, which is the result of lame-duck legislation conflicting with federal education law,” writes Jennifer Chambers. “Michigan already had an accountability system in place under the Every Student Succeeds Act when state lawmakers in December passed a new state A-F accountability system...

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Vermont Late in Releasing Data…

“In October of 2018, the Vermont Agency of Education released statewide, top-line test scores from that spring’s math and English testing. But school-by-school results, they said, would need to wait until December,” reports Lola Duffort. “Nine months later, they still aren’t out.” At the beginning...

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Innovative Assessments Beyond ESSA Pilot

With only four states taking advantage of ESSA’s innovative assessment pilot, are innovative assessments “dead in the water” ask Bonnie O’Keefe and Brandon Lewis in The 74. Their answer? A definitive “no.” The four states taking part in the ESSA pilot—Louisiana, New Hampshire, Georgia, and...

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Indiana Falling Short When It Comes to Foster Students?

According to The 74, this spring, when Indiana released a “bleak report” regarding educational outcomes for students in foster care, it “broke new ground in making public the state’s troubling statistics.” And the “same Indiana law that called for the first-ever release of the distressing...

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