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March 06, 2018

DeVos Tongue-Lashing Sets Back States' ESSA Messaging

State education officials already were working to counter criticism of their Every Student Succeeds Act plans even before the education secretary levied her own critiques this week.

February 21, 2018

Seventeen States Get More Time on Their ESSA Plans

The states told federal education officials they needed more time to address concerns raised about applications that still await approval by the Education Department.

October 26, 2017

Budget Cuts Lead Wyoming to Scale Back Relationship With Accrediting Agency

AdvancED, the national accreditation company, has for the last two years operated Wyoming's entire accreditation process but the state will now do the work on its own.

September 29, 2017

Why Did So Many States Choose to Use These Two ESSA Indicators?

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.

July 31, 2017

In Response to Federal Feedback, N.J. Seeks Testing Waiver From ESSA

The state wants to test its middle school students in the mathematics courses in which they're enrolled, rather than with the state tests created for that each student's particular grade.

July 28, 2017

Without Legislative Action, Michigan Scraps A-F Grading System

Michigan's legislature failed this year to create a statewide A-F accountability system, allowing for the state department to create its own dashboard.

July 13, 2017

ESSA's 'Ineffective Teacher' Requirement Gives Calif. Board Member 'Heartburn'

California's education department wants to define "ineffective teachers" under the Every Student Succeeds Act as those who are improperly assigned or don't have full credentials.

June 29, 2017

States Still Stumped by ESSA's Required Breakout of Per-Pupil Spending

Knowing school-by-school spending would be a boon for parent groups, civil rights activists say, but state officials say its tough to figure a dollar amount for thousands of schools.

June 05, 2017

States Move From ESSA Planning to ESSA Training

States including Louisiana and New Mexico are training thousands of teachers in the coming weeks on how to implement their states' accountability plans under the Every Student Succeeds Act.

May 19, 2017

In Some States, ESSA Means More Powers for Local School Boards

Some states, such as California, Kentucky and North Dakota plan to use the Every Student Succeeds Act to bolster the decision-making powers of their local school boards in the coming years.

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