Stakeholder Engagement Tag

ESSA as Reform Absent Repair?

ESSA “was designed to remedy the wrongs” of NCLB, Andrew Saultz, Jack Schneider, and Karalyn McGovern write in the Phi Delta Kappan. But the law has failed to live up to its promise. The trio argue that this is the result of the U.S. Department...

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ESSA’s Impact on State Assessment Landscape

State standardized testing is changing rapidly in the post-No Child Left Behind era. A new report, The New Testing Landscape: How State Assessments are Changing Under the Federal Every Student Succeeds Act, from FutureEd explores emerging trends, including the expanded use of college entrance exams for high...

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How States Evaluate Companies for School Turnaround Efforts

In EdWeek Market Brief, Michelle R. Davis explores how, almost four years after ESSA’s passage, the federal law’s evidence-based interventions requirements are upending the K-12 education marketplace. “Requirements that education companies show proof of the effectiveness of their products, services, and strategies are shifting how...

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New Data Tool Demonstrates College and Career Readiness Gap

“Researchers probing a new, interactive ‘data explorer’ that matches students’ outcomes with college and career readiness measures found that—while nearly all students are graduating from high school in some states—fewer than half are considered ready for college or careers,” reports Michele Molnar for EdWeek Market Brief. “The digital database, released...

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CEP Releases ESSA Evidence Report

Last week, the Center on Education Policy at George Washington University released a report (District Leader Interviews: How School Districts are Responding to ESSA’s Evidence Requirements for School Improvement), which is the second in a series examining the implementation of ESSA’s evidence-based school improvement approaches...

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ESSA and Empowering Educator Voices on Policy

Over at Educators for High Standards, South Carolina 2nd grade teacher Stephanie M. Johnson explains how ESSA is empowering the educator voice in policymaking. This was a great start, she says, as ESSA “encouraged states and district to move toward a model of shared decision...

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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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States Looking to Implement Innovative Assessment Models

In Education Dive, Linda Jacobson takes a look at a recent Bellwether Education Partners “State of Assessment” report, which “comes as the federal government is considering applications for a $17.6 million competitive grant program that would support efforts in four to eight states related to these...

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Work-Based Learning & ESSA

Last month, in this guest ECS post, Advance CTE’s Senior Policy Associate Austin Estes examined the latest research on, as well as state examples of, work-based learning as it has been put into practice. “While work-based learning is often delivered at the local level in...

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