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May 10, 2017

How New York and California's Draft ESSA Plans Stack Up

We broke down the draft California and New York plans under the Every Student Succeeds Act using the same categories we've used for states that have formally submitted theirs.

April 26, 2017

Why the Flurry of State Action to Overhaul K-12 Funding?

A large number of states this year seek to upend their funding formulas because of budget shortfalls, rising Medicaid costs, and new flexibility under ESSA.

April 12, 2017

Alabama Governor Who Said State's Schools 'Suck' Resigns

A task force appointed by Gov. Robert Bentley, a Republican, had led the creation of that state's ESSA plan, but its website has now been taken down.

March 23, 2017

State Board Association Creates ESSA Tracker

NASBE is tracking all 50 states' state board meeting minutes to determine how state leaders are voting on state ESSA plans.

March 20, 2017

Betsy DeVos Emphasizes Choice and Flexibility to State Education Leaders

The Education Secretary told state board members that "common sense doesn't win out in Washington" and that the Education Department "has created roadblocks for states in the past."

March 09, 2017

Survey: State Board Members Feel Buoyed By ESSA Authority

Some state boards of education lost authority in the wake of controversy over the Common Core Standards, but many say ESSA gives them opportunities to flex their muscles.

February 21, 2017

Louisiana and Ohio Local Superintendents Attempt to Block States' ESSA Plans

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.

February 07, 2017

States' ESSA Plans Now Entering the Legislative Phase

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.

November 16, 2016

At Post-Election ESSA Conference, State Leaders Barely Mention Trump

State legislators and school board members from around the country focused more on what they're doing to prepare for ESSA than on changes under a new presidential administration.

November 11, 2016

Turnarounds Can Be Effective When Used With Other Strategies, Report Finds

A new report from the Center on Reinventing Public Education offers the first comprehensive assessment on state turnarounds before the full implementation of President Barack Obama's Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

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