National Group Praises Louisiana Education Plan In the NewsJune 26, 2017
An analysis released last week by the nonpartisan policy group Alliance for Excellent Education praises Louisiana’s new education plan as “one of the most promising in the United States,” The American Press reports.
An education advocacy group has rated five states' plans for the Every Student Succeeds Act—and while Louisiana and New Mexico end up look looking pretty good, Colorado and Illinois come out less rosy. The Alliance for Excellent Education, which focuses on college-and-career readiness and students from low-income backgrounds among others, has released "equity dashboards" for those four states, as well as the District of Columbia.
Michigan’s Federal School Compliance Plan Will ‘Negatively Impact’ Disabled Students, Calley Says In the NewsMay 02, 2017
Lt. Gov. Brian Calley says a federal compliance plan from the Michigan Department of Education would not "meaningfully account" for students with disabilities and needs additional work before the U.S. Department of Education signs off on it.
Student Advocates Sound the Alarm: States’ ESSA Plans Will Fail the Underserved Kids the Law Was Built to Protect In the NewsApril 11, 2017
The earliest wave of plans submitted by states to carry out the Every Student Succeeds Act are raising stark concerns among advocates that the much-vaunted “guardrails” meant to protect the most vulnerable students might not be as sturdy as they seem.
Activists who monitor the high school space are urging U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to keep a close watch on a loophole in federal law that could allow states to identify fewer high school "dropout factories" for support.
Exclusive: The 29 Experts Joining Forces to Give State ESSA Plans a Harder Accountability Look In the NewsApril 06, 2017
State plans to carry out the Every Student Succeeds Act will be getting a second — and perhaps tougher — look. Bellwether Education Partners and the Collaborative for Student Success have assembled a group of advocates, education experts, and former state officials to independently review the first round of ESSA plans submitted in early April, apart from the required federal process.
States Get Leeway on Naming ‘Dropout Factories’ In the NewsApril 04, 2017
A recent move by Congress has quietly opened a loophole that could allow states to avoid publicly identifying some of their high school “dropout factories” for intervention and support. It happened last month when Congress voted to dissolve accountability regulations written by the Obama administration for the Every Student Succeeds Act. With his signature, President Donald Trump finalized that move March 28.
Gov. Bob Wise Objects to Congressional Plan to Limit Accountability for States and Schools Press ReleaseFebruary 02, 2017
This morning, Republican leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives education committee introduced a resolution to rescind accountability regulations under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), an action that would remove important safeguards for students. In response, Bob Wise, president of the Alliance for Excellent Education and former governor of West Virginia, released the following statement.
The Alliance for Excellent Education, a national education policy and advocacy organization that focuses on the needs of underserved high schoolers, has released five Next-Generation High School toolkits to help districts understand how the Every Student Succeeds Act can and will impact schools.
A new series of toolkits designed to help administrators meet next-generation high school standards has been released by the Alliance for Excellent Education, a national education policy and advocacy organization for underserved secondary school students.