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ESSA Plans: Explainer and Key Takeaways Form Each State

Here's a breakdown of what states and the District of Columbia plan to do with their new flexibility under the Every Student Succeeds Act to set achievement goals and take other action in the area of school accountability. (April 21, 2017)

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The Accountability Push in Virtual Learning
Our guests discussed why accountability is so important for virtual schools, what those schools are doing to ensure high-quality learning for students, and what challenges they face in meeting that goal.

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Tackling Turnaround at Shawnee High School
Education Week is following Shawnee High through its quest to move off the bottom of Kentucky’s list of low-performing schools and remake itself into a school that produces high numbers of graduates who go onto college and careers.

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State report cards, the much-maligned and politically fraught web portals for conveying how schools stack up, are set for a head-to-toe makeover, both in how they look and the information they provide.
October 25, 2017 – Education Week
Pressure to cut the rates of student absences will ramp up as most states use attendance in some form in new accountability plans.
October 18, 2017 – Education Week
The widespread damage of Hurricane Harvey is something Texas public education has never seen, with nearly a quarter of the state’s students living in a school district affected by the storm, state education Commissioner Mike Morath said.
September 28, 2017 – McClatchy-Tribune
School choice policies can create a 'tremendous burden' for families, especially those families with the fewest resources, warns Carolyn Sattin-Bajaj.
September 20, 2017 – Education Week
Some states that turned in their Every Student Succeeds Act plans earlier this year didn't make many changes after getting feedback from the federal officials.
September 20, 2017 – Education Week
Fraudulent graduation practices give a false sense of educational progress, charges former New York City administrator Bernard Gassaway.
August 30, 2017 – Education Week
The Education Department must step up to enforce ESSA, writes the law’s co-author, former Minnesota Rep. John Kline.
August 28, 2017 – Education Week
Many "good" schools are just skating by on their students' privileged backgrounds and family resources, writes Karin Chenoweth.
July 19, 2017 – Education Week
The first round of federal feedback has some warning that federal officials are being too prescriptive in weighing how the states intend to put the Every Student Succeeds Act into effect.
July 19, 2017 – Education Week
AdvancED is expanding its school improvement contracting as states prepare for the Every Student Succeeds Act rollout, even as some caution about the potential for it to become both judge and service provider.
June 21, 2017 – Education Week

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