Fast-moving bills in two state legislatures could dictate to their education departments what goes into the states' accountability plans under the Every Student Succeeds Act.

Saying they're frustrated with the state's proposed accountability system under the Every Student Succeeds Act, a group of local superintendents in Louisiana aim to create their own.

The first ESSA deadline arrives April 3 and local superintendents in some states are making a big push to delay their state board from voting on the plan.

Experts say new education committee chairs and state chiefs have a steep learning curve this year as they write their accountability plans under the Every Student Succeeds Act.

A House bill would take from the state board its ability to establish some statewide standards, craft an accountability system, and identify schools in need of improvement.

Republican control of state legislatures and deficits caused by decreased sales tax revenue has led many states consider making major changes to their K-12 funding formulas.

States are wrestling with several key issues this session including accountability plans under the Every Student Succeeds Act that can prove pivotal in the coming years.

State education departments are required under the Every Student Succeeds Act to conduct "meaningful consultation" with their state legislatures and governors, and that's just begun in many states.

New Hampshire's education commissioner nominee Frank Edelblut, a businessman, Republican and school choice proponent, has been criticized throughout the state for his lack of education experience.

Gov. Christie has pushed to flatten the state's funding formula so that the state's impoverished urban districts would get the same amount of money wealthy suburban districts get.


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