Roughly two thirds of states included either chronic absenteeism or college and career readiness in their ESSA plans, pointing to the limits in states' ability to collect and report accurate and reliable data.
September 2017 Archives
The plan, which violates ESSA in several areas, has infuriated the state's civil rights community which said in a widely-circulated petition that the plan will harm the state's large ELL population.
The Every Student Succeeds Act has led to state-level shakeups and power shifts among policymakers and discord among advocates. This will matter when it comes to implementation.
Michael Sentance abruptly resigns less than a year after being hired to oversee Alabama's schools and as board members were preparing to decide his fate after a brutal evaluation.
New York, which has had a politically contentious history assessing its students, will seek three waivers from how the Every Student Succeeds Act requires states to test students.
Governors have 30 days to review state accountability plans under the federal K-12 law and some governors have already taken issue with portions of their states' plans.