Tag: Every Student Succeeds Act

K-12 education should not be a turf war

We can always use more examples of teamwork. Public-school officials have such an opportunity before them as schools prepare to re-open and should to seize it – and resist calls to resort to turf warfare. In March, Washington provided additional resources through the CARES Act so that school districts can[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: ESSA plan, safety breakdowns, graduation rates and more

State’s ESSA plan rapped: Florida’s plan to comply with the federal Every Student Succeeds Act is the worst in the country in identifying persistently underperforming schools and working to improve student outcomes, according to a review of every state’s plan by 24 independent education advocates and leaders of both political parties.[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: ESSA, restraints, budget, tax hike and more

ESSA criticism: U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ approval of Florida’s plan to comply with the Every Student Succeeds Act is called a “disappointment” by advocates who wanted the state to test English language-learners in their native languages and to have those students’ results included into the state’s larger accountability system. More[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: ESSA plan approved, medical marijuana and more

ESSA plan approved: Florida’s plan to comply with the federal Every Student Succeeds Act finally has won the approval of the U.S. Education Department. The state submitted five revisions of the accountability plan, including one this week, before Education Secretary Betsy DeVos gave her approval in a letter to Florida Education Commissioner[Read More…]