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Democrats Say DeVos Is Flouting ESSA. She Says No Way. Let’s Unpack the Debate In the News

February 19, 2018

Murray, other Democrats on the Senate education committee as well as advocacy organizations such as the Alliance for Excellent Education have argued that DeVos has OK'd plans that allow schools to get the highest rating (say an A) in their state's school rating system, even if subgroups of students such as minorities and those with disabilities are falling behind.

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."

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