NNPA EDUCATION NEWS

Black Parent Town Hall spotlights ESSA, quality education

Parents, grandparents and anyone raising school-age children, as well as property owners in DeKalb and across Georgia, can find out about the new national education law – Every Student Succeed Act, or ESSA – at a Black Parents’ Town Hall Meeting on Educational Excellence on Oct. 23 at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta.

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States Ignore Social Competency for Students in ESSA Plans

Not a single state’s plan to comply with the federal education law—and its broader vision for judging school performance—calls for inclusion of such measures in its school accountability system…

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Black Students in the Nation’s Capital Deserve Better

Parents and educators alike expressed concern about the lack of resources and implementation strategies to support the Office of the State Superintendent of Education’s (OSSE) aggressive goals for academic proficiency and high school graduation.

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The Importance of Educating All Children

“Some students begin school ahead of the pack. As educators, it is our responsibility to ensure all children, irrespective of their initial academic level continue to make progress.” – Dr. Elizabeth Primas talk about the Every Student Succeeds Act and the importance of educating all children.

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