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Iowa to Include Student Feedback in ESSA School Accountability

November 10, 2017
Source: District Administration

Illinois and North Dakota are the only other states that include student surveys in their ESSA accountability systems, though other states have explored the idea, says Phillip Lovell, vice president...

High-Schoolers Graduate in Record Numbers, But Are They Ready for What’s Next?

November 09, 2017
Source: Christian Science Monitor

“When a state sets expectations high for all kids they are sending a certain message: ‘We want these kids to have access to a university if that’s what they want to do.’ Not automatically...

Louisiana Should Celebrate our Progress in Education

November 08, 2017
Source: The Times-Picayune

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...

Louisiana District Illustrates Power of E-rate in Education

October 13, 2017
Source: Edscoop

A Louisiana school district’s recently launched one-to-one initiative is the latest example of how federal E-rate funds are enabling the growth of edtech in classrooms across the country.

Parents of Students with Disabilities Call on SBOE for More Representation

October 12, 2017
Source: Montgomery Advertiser

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...

High School Dropout Rate Among Hispanics Reaches All-Time Low, Study Finds

October 02, 2017
Source: Education Week

The high school dropout rate among Hispanic students has dropped sharply in the past decade, reaching an all-time low of 10 percent, according to a new study. In 1996, 34 percent of Hispanic students...

The Future of Work Is Uncertain, Schools Should Worry Now

September 26, 2017
Source: Education Week

“For thousands of educators, this discussion isn’t about 15 years from now. It’s about the present,” said former West Virginia Gov. Bob Wise, who now heads a national...

New SAT Yields Higher Scores, But Don’t Be Fooled

September 26, 2017
Source: Education Week

Only 46 percent of students met the minimum scores that the College Board has correlated with a good likelihood of succeeding in entry-level, credit-bearing college coursework. Even in the transition...

Extra Help: Behind a New Targeted Push to Boost High School Graduation Rates

September 20, 2017
Source: Inside Philanthropy

The high school graduation rate in the U.S. is higher than ever at 83.2 percent, but demographic gaps persist, according to a study out of Johns Hopkins University. A new project from America’s...

Pa. Department of Education Submits Federal Education Plan for Review

September 18, 2017
Source: Trib Live

If you’ve ever wondered what’s going on in the minds of state leaders when it comes to education, some experts say looking at Pennsylvania’s new education plan — which the state...

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