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Partnerships Help Milwaukee Schools Address ESSA In the News

November 29, 2017

Partnerships with national service programs such as AmeriCorps are at the heart of success for Milwaukee Public Schools. As a recent webinar hosted by the Alliance for Excellent Education laid out, such collaborations can help districts implement plans for evidence-based school improvement under the Every Student Succeeds Act.

Louisiana Should Celebrate our Progress in Education In the News

November 08, 2017

Louisiana's Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plan receives national acclaim: According to an independent review by national advocacy groups, Bellwether Education Partners and the Collaborative for Student Success, Louisiana's plan to comply with the federal ESSA (passed in 2015) presents a strong vision for students and sets high expectations. The Alliance for Excellent Education, published an analysis of the plan, calling it one of the "most promising" in the United States.

Parents of Students with Disabilities Call on SBOE for More Representation In the News

October 12, 2017

Parents of and advocates for students with disabilities met with interim State Superintendent Ed Richardson Wednesday to express concern that Alabama’s ESSA plan (Every Student Succeeds Act) does not hold schools to a high enough standard when it comes to the performance of special needs students with one parent describing her child's special education class as a "daycare."

Proposed WV Plan Could Affect School Accountability for Minority Groups In the News

August 05, 2017

“Some states have a lower n-size for reporting than they do for accountability,” said Phillip Lovell, vice president of policy development and government relations for the Alliance for Excellent Education. “We think the n-size for both should be low,” Lovell said, “but we definitely think the lower your n-size, the more accurate and actionable your data becomes.”

California Proposes Minimal Sanctions for Low Participation in State Tests In the News

July 20, 2017

In passing a new school accountability law — the Every Student Succeeds Act — Congress gave states more latitude to decide how to use federal education funding, particularly in improving schools serving low-income students and English learners. What hasn’t changed is the requirement for nearly all students to take annual standardized tests — and for states to see that schools and districts comply.

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