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5 Things to Know About the Oklahoma Teacher Walkout

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 21:40
The Oklahoma teacher walkout is not just about teacher pay, explains Erin McHenry-Sober of West Virginia University.
Categories: Education

MLK's Legacy in the Classroom: Truncated and Tidied Up

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 21:04
Fifty years after the death of Martin Luther King Jr., experts say the complicated legacy of the civil rights leader is often reduced in school curricula to just one speech, if not four words: “I have a dream.”
Categories: Education

Editor's Note: ESSA Is on the Runway

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 19:38
This special report takes a multifaceted look at just how prepared states, districts, and schools are for implementing ESSA's changes when the law goes into full effect for the 2018-19 school year.
Categories: Education

ESSA Progress Report: How the New Law Is Moving From Policy to Practice

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 19:38
The Every Student Succeeds Act becomes a working reality in district central offices and schools this fall, but it remains to be seen if the new federal law will live up to its bipartisan promise.
Categories: Education

Satisfying ESSA's Evidence-Based Requirement Proves Tricky

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 19:38
The law gives new flexibility on how to make improvements to the worst-performing schools, but the choices must have the facts to back them up.
Categories: Education

ESSA Promised New Gauges of School Quality. Does It Deliver?

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 19:38
Chronic absenteeism and college-and-career readiness prove popular as states look to choose a school performance measure beyond test scores and grad rates.
Categories: Education

ESSA Pressures States to Assure All Students Have Good Teachers

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 19:38
States must lay out how they'll make sure poor and minority students aren't being taught by a disproportionate number of ineffective or inexperienced teachers. But they have leeway in defining who those teachers are.
Categories: Education

Making School Spending Data Transparent and Accessible Is No Easy Lift

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 19:38
ESSA’s new requirement that districts report school-by-school spending numbers could prove a boon to the public and parents, and a headache for school administrators.
Categories: Education

ESSA Offers Testing Flexibility. So Why Aren't States Using It?

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 19:38
So far, just a handful are aiming to take advantage of new leeway on how to measure student learning, despite long-standing calls for a freer hand on assessments.
Categories: Education

State, Local Official Tussle Over Who's in Charge Under ESSA

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 19:38
At issue is just which branch of state government—or even which office—calls the shots on putting the Every Student Succeeds Act into practice. And election-year tensions up the ante.
Categories: Education

Treatment of Vulnerable Students Proves a Political Flashpoint in State ESSA Plans

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 19:38
The law requires states to report the performance of students of color, those with disabilities, and others, but advocates and officials are sharply divided on the approaches states intend to take.
Categories: Education

ESSA Programs and Requirements: What's New

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 19:38
The Every Student Succeeds Act includes some features new to existing federal K-12 law aimed at giving local leaders more flexibility on testing, spending, school improvement and more.
Categories: Education

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