Articles by NNPA ESSA

ESSA’s Success (or Failure) Is Up to All of Us

When the Every Student Succeeds Act was signed into law two years ago, leaders from both sides of the aisle hailed it as a rare and remarkable display of bipartisanship. The measure represented a significant rollback of the federal government's footprint in education policy and the dawn of a new era of state autonomy. [...]

HAWAII: $500,000 for Master Plan for Pāhoa Elementary School

Pāhoa Elementary School is the oldest elementary school in Puna. Despite its continued growth, Pāhoa Elementary School has had only one building and had been operating mostly from portable classrooms, a sub-standard administration building and no cafeteria. In fact, part of its playground has been coopted by the county for a baseball field. [...]

Control of public schools transferred back to the city in Newark

AMSTERDAM NEWS — Newark Public Schools is back under the control of the city, ending nearly 25 years of state control. The formal transfer was made at a news conference at Science Park High School last week. New interim Superintendent A. Robert Gregory, Mayor Ras J. Baraka, members of the Newark Board of Education and students were in attendance. [...]

The Bureau of Indian Education Is Broken – Education Week

The Bureau of Indian Education recently wrapped up its tribal consultation process on its latest proposed strategic plan "to guide its work and service delivery to [Native] students, schools, and tribes." While the BIE creates plan after plan intended to restructure, realign, reform, redesign, revise, and redo their education system, in actuality these plans are rarely carried out. The necessary changes to schooling simply remain words written on paper. [...]

Tech Companies Are Buying Their Own Education Research. That’s a Problem – Education Week

Last month, a pair of Apple shareholders demanded in an open letter that the company address growing concerns about children's addiction to their products. In light of research on the detrimental effects of electronic-media use, investment firm JANA Partners and the California State Teachers' Retirement System argued, parents need better resources to make sure children are using devices "in an optimal manner." [...]

VIDEO: The NNPA ESSA Public Awareness Campaign

The National Newspaper Publishers Association's ESSA Awareness Campaign is focused on informing and engaging parents, educators, elected officials and opinion leaders about efforts and policies aimed at closing achievement gaps for students of color and low-income students. [...]
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