Every Student Succeeds Act

The latest news about ESSA—the latest revision of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act—including articles, opinion essays, and special features.

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Inside the Every Student Succeeds Act
In this e-book, Education Week gets to the heart of a law set to reshape the education policy landscape in a host of issue areas, including school accountability and testing, teacher quality, academic standards, and English-language learners.

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Putting ESSA's Puzzle Together
This Education Week special report offers a big-picture look at the state of play on ESSA nationally, along with deeper dives into issues of school accountability, student assessment, data transparency, and school improvement.

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A Guide to State ESSA Plans: Goals, Teacher Quality, and More
Nearly all states have now laid out their blueprints for how they intend to hold schools accountable under the Every Student Succeeds Act. Here's our review of state ESSA plans.

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What is the "Weighted Student Funding Pilot", how do select states plan to use Title II funding, and how does ESSA influence state flexibility in determining teacher evaluation criteria?

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Now that many states have pledged through ESSA plans to prioritize STEM, they must follow through, write three STEM education advocates.
November 30, 2017 – Education Week
Those overseeing state education departments cope with staff and budget pressures even as they welcome new flexibility under the Every Student Succeeds Act.
November 29, 2017 – Education Week
Current trends indicate states are backing away from using student-growth measures—and standardized-test scores, in particular—to gauge teacher quality.
November 15, 2017 – Education Week
A higher percentage of teachers come up short in New Mexico than in many other states—but that could change.
November 15, 2017 – Education Week
Some civil rights advocates look askance at Arizona's plan to weigh test scores differently depending on how long a student has been at a particular school.
November 1, 2017 – Education Week
ESSA’s new transparency and accountability regulations offer an opportunity to rethink attendance, write Hedy N. Chang and Phyllis Jordan.
October 25, 2017 – Education Week
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
Some advocates worry that goals states have set under the Every Student Succeeds Act won't move the needle for students with disabilities who have long struggled with low achievement.
October 25, 2017 – Education Week
Florida and other states say "English-only" laws prevent them from providing state tests to English-learners in their native language even though ESSA urges them to do so.
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

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