Tag: Every Student Succeeds Act

DeVos approves Arizona education plan replacing No Child Left Behind

| September 13, 2017
DeVos approves Arizona education plan replacing No Child Left Behind

The U.S. Department of Education approved Arizona’s state plan of the Every Student Succeeds Act, which will replace the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.

According to the Arizona Department of Education, ESSA is the federal law that allows the U.S. government to support national and local education goals with grants and resources.

Without compliance of this state plan of ESSA, $1 billion of federal aid for Arizona schools would be in jeopardy.

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ESSA Reviews Are In: New Mexico, Louisiana Rise to the Top; Michigan, Arizona Falter

| July 5, 2017
ESSA Reviews Are In: New Mexico, Louisiana Rise to the Top; Michigan, Arizona Falter

Most of the noise surrounding the Every Student Succeeds Act this week was focused on the highly anticipated rollout of the independent peer review project from the Collaborative for Student Success and Bellwether Education Partners. While many groups, advocates, and experts have weighed in on specific pieces or trends in the plans, the peer review project is one of the only efforts giving a full analysis of what’s been cooked up in each state plan…

How does Arizona measure up? See HERE

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Arizona Education Officials Release 2nd Draft Of Every Student Succeeds Act. Please see related stories

| November 16, 2016
Arizona Education Officials Release 2nd Draft Of Every Student Succeeds Act. Please see related stories

Arizona education leaders are another step closer to finalizing the state’s plan to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act. The federal law gives the state more power to determine which schools are under performing and hold them accountable.

The Arizona Department of Education released the second draft of the state plan this week. Plan revisions were based on public and stakeholder feedback.

Alexis Susdorf, spokeswoman with the Arizona Department of Education, said stakeholders’ biggest concerns from the first draft surrounded the lack of details about the rollout the federal policy that replaced the No Child Left Behind law.

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State to adopt plan for new US education law

| October 12, 2016
State to adopt plan for new US education law

Arizona is the first state to come up with a draft plan for a new education law designed to replace No Child Left Behind.

The U.S. Education Department reauthorized the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 with the new education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act.

The Every Student Succeeds Act, nationally referred to as ESSA, replaces the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. President Obama signed the new law on Dec. 10, 2015.

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Expect More Arizona: What’s Different in Arizona’s Revised Math and English Standards?

| September 14, 2016
Expect More Arizona: What’s Different in Arizona’s Revised Math and English Standards?

Arizona’s English and math standards were recently revised by Arizona educators and we’ve heard from many of you asking about the differences between the new version and the 2010 standards. Below is a brief overview highlighting the proposed updates or additions in the 2016 standards.

Please note: If these standards are adopted, specific changes in the classroom will depend on what your school is already doing. For example, many schools already teach cursive, so they may just need to check to ensure what they are doing lines up with the standards. …

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Your Opportunity to Give Input on Arizona’s Education Priorities is Here

| August 29, 2016
Your Opportunity to Give Input on Arizona’s Education Priorities is Here

The state’s Department of Education is inviting all Arizonans to share their priorities for education by responding to an online survey, the results of which will be used to develop Arizona’s plan for implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

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Superintendent Douglas Invites Arizonans to Provide Feedback on ESSA

| July 13, 2016
Superintendent Douglas Invites Arizonans to Provide Feedback on ESSA

Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas today invited all Arizonans to share their feedback with the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) on the upcoming implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). ESSA, which will replace No Child Left Behind as the primary federal legislation addressing America’s public education system, is scheduled to be implemented in the 2017-2018 school year.

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New Data Shows Foster Care Children Lag Behind Peers in Academic Success

| December 17, 2015
New Data Shows Foster Care Children Lag Behind Peers in Academic Success

A newly released study finds Arizona students in foster care fare worse academically than their peers, even those who are considered to be at risk because of other factors,  such as poverty, language barriers and learning disabilities. The report, Arizona’s Invisible Achievement Gap, highlights a critical issue affecting foster children: disruptions have a devastating impact […]

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