District of Columbia

SBOE Announces Third #ESSA Task Force Meeting

Washington, DC - The DC State Board of Education (SBOE) will hold its third Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Task Force meeting on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in Room 1114 at 441 4th Street NW. The twenty-nine members of the task force will continue the important work of devising education policy recommendations related to the District’s implementation of ESSA. More information about the work of the task force can be found at sboe.dc.gov/essa. [...]

What Are the Long-Term Academic Goals in States’ ESSA Plans?

Under the Every Student Succeeds Act, €”which replaced the previous version of the nation's main K-12 law—states have a lot of leeway in deciding what their long-term academic goals will be. That means that, unlike with the No Child Left Behind Act, there's no requirement that all states ensure that 100 percent of students are proficient on state English/language arts and math exams by a certain school year. [...]

[ESSA] State Plan Versions That Have Been Released So Far

A number of states have released drafts of their ESSA plans. Here’s a compiled list of the most recent versions states have released so far. Arizona: First Draft (9/7/16)  Second Draft (11/9/16) Final Plan (1/15/17) Colorado: First Draft (2/10/17) Connecticut: Released plan (4/3/17) Delaware: First Draft (11/1/16) District... [...]