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ESSA: What is it?

Education Week provides an overview of the newly reauthorized federal education law, Every Student Succeeds Act.

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U.S. Education Department threatens to sanction states over test opt-outs

The Opt Out movement has been growing in Minnesota and nationally. “Opt Out” refers to parents and guardians choosing to exclude their students from standardized tests. Valerie Straus’ January 28 Answer Sheet article in the Washington Post discusses potential push-back from the federal government: “Under NCLB and now under ESSA, at least 95 percent of eligible students […]

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ESSA rule making public comment period

As you recently heard, the Elementary and Secondary School Act (ESSA) has been reauthorized and a new federal education law is being implemented: the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESEA). As it true with every new law that requires rules, or means by which the law can be put into practice, the department who will implement […]

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Opportunity to provide written comments on new education law rulemaking to U.S. Department of Education

Dear Friends, Last year Senator Al Franken was proud to support an overhaul of No Child Left Behind and the new Every Student Succeeds Act as it became law.  As the new law begins to be implemented our office hopes to be a resource to you to ensure that this law goes forward in a […]

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New school accountability measures must be careful not to reinforce student poverty

Michael Hansen, The Brown Center Chalkboard, January 4, 2016  The newly enacted Every Student Succeeds Act offers reprieve to states that felt encumbered by No Child Left Behind’s onerous school accountability measures. Not only will the ambitious 100 percent proficiency standard no longer loom over the shoulders of state superintendents, but under the new law, states […]

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What Does ESSA Mean for Special Education? 

Christina Samuels, Education Week, December 10, 2015   The No Child Left Behind Act is officially part of the past, and the Every Student Succeeds Act is the law of the land. So what does the new law mean for students with disabilities? Though NCLB is gone, to be replaced with far-more state-led accountability, there are […]

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President Signs ESEA Rewrite, Giving States, Districts Bigger Say on Policy

Education Week, Alyson Klein, December 10, 2015 UPDATED For the past quarter century, federal education policy has been moving in one direction: toward standards-based education redesign, a greater reliance on standardized tests, and bigger role for Washington when it comes to holding schools accountable for student results. President Barack Obama reversed course with the stroke […]

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Scoring the New Every Student Succeeds Act

Rick Hess, Education Week, November 30, 2015 Parents United reposts news and blogs these for their value, however, posting should not imply our agreement with the thesis. It’s crunch time for the new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The week before Thanksgiving, months of intense negotiations yielded a House and Senate deal on their competing […]

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