« Guns Aren't a Focus of Federal School Safety Panel, Betsy DeVos Tells Senators | Main | Betsy DeVos Headed to Europe to Explore Career Education, School Choice »

Betsy DeVos Greenlights ESSA Plans for Nebraska and North Carolina

Thumbnail image for ESSA-letters-600x292-Getty.jpgU.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has given the stamp of approval to two more plans to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act—Nebraska's and North Carolina's.

For those keeping score: This means DeVos has approved plans for 46 states, plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Still waiting: California, Florida, Oklahoma, and Utah.

Nebraska plans to use mostly positive labels in its school rating system. Schools can either be  "excellent," "great," "good," or "needs improvement." It will also use a dashboard system to gauge schools' performance on a mix of factors. The state will consider science achievement and chronic absenteeism in rating schools. It plans to put aside a portion of its federal Title II funding to improve school leadership.

North Carolina will consider biology tests, ACT scores, and the ACT WorkKeys exam in evaluating its schools. It will using an A through F system to rate its schools.

Image: Getty Images

Want to learn more about the Every Student Succeeds Act? Here's some useful information:

Don't miss another Politics K-12 post. Sign up here to get news alerts in your email inbox.

Follow us on Twitter at @PoliticsK12.

Notice: We recently upgraded our comments. (Learn more here.) If you are logged in as a subscriber or registered user and already have a Display Name on edweek.org, you can post comments. If you do not already have a Display Name, please create one here.
Ground Rules for Posting
We encourage lively debate, but please be respectful of others. Profanity and personal attacks are prohibited. By commenting, you are agreeing to abide by our user agreement.
All comments are public.

Follow This Blog


Most Viewed on Education Week



Recent Comments