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Vermont state board chair blasts U.S. Education Department’s ESSA draft accountability rule

Source: Politico The U.S. Education Department has received about 20,000 public comments on its draft accountability rule under the Every Student Succeeds Act, including a strongly worded letter from Vermont’s State Board Chair Stephan Morse. Morse blasted the requirement that … Continue reading

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U.S. Education Department announces next step in president’s Testing Action Plan

Source: U.S. Department of Education The U.S. Department of Education today announced the next step in President Obama’s Testing Action Plan — a grant competition to help states get the resources they need to innovate and improve the quality of assessments, … Continue reading

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MSBA expresses concerns to U.S. Department of Education over proposed ESSA accountability regulations

On July 29, MSBA filed public comment via a letter in response to the U.S. Department of Education’s “Notice of Proposed Rulemaking” implementing provisions of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) related to accountability and state plans. MSBA’s primary concern … Continue reading

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U.S. Education Department releases guidance on homeless children and youth

Source: U.S. Department of Education The U.S. Department of Education today released guidance to states and school districts on the new provisions in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) for supporting homeless youth. The new provisions address the needs of … Continue reading

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Free webinar set for July 21: “Monitoring and Improving School Climate With Student Surveys”

Source: Education Week As part of its “Inside ESSA Webinar Series,” Education Week is hosting a free webinar — “Monitoring and Improving School Climate With Student Surveys.” This webinar is scheduled from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. (Central Time) on Thursday, … Continue reading

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Applications open for Teacher Quality Partnership Program

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Innovation and Improvement recently opened applications for the Teacher Quality Partnership Program (TQP) to ensure all students have access to great educators who can help them succeed. TQP builds partnerships between high-need schools and … Continue reading

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MDE’s latest Every Student Succeeds Act meetings look at foster care and homeless youth, Title programs

The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) hosted two more of its Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Topic Meetings this week at its office in Roseville. MSBA’s Government Relations staff attended both meetings, please see their highlights below. Monday, May 2: Foster … Continue reading

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