We know you have been hard at work making sure everything this school year goes off without a hitch but there may be a few things that still need to be buttoned up. Not to fear! We've assembled a curated list of our best resources aligned to goals outlined by most ESSA plans.
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For 45 years, the “Survival Trip” in a rural Alaskan community has served not only as Ketchikan, Alaska’s eighth grade students’ final science exam but also, more importantly, as preparation for growing up in the unforgiving wilderness they call home. You can read more on this story, how the Trump administration recently instructed shelters housing migrant children it will no longer pay for schooling, soccer, and access to legal aid, and why school climate matters when it comes to retaining teachers, all in this week’s EdNews Round Up.
We are now several years into the implementation of ESSA; we have the first full year of school data from the 2017–18 school year; and states are currently in the midst of annual school testing. So, it seems like a good time to step back and take a look at how states are faring under ESSA accountability. To do this, we’ll examine the data and dashboards of a few states selected to show a variety of different approaches to ESSA accountability.
Tens of thousands of applicants have been denied qualification for the $700 million federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness program, intended by lawmakers to help with the nation’s student debt crisis. For many teachers, loan forgiveness is essential to escaping the burden of student loans, yet applications are denied every day. Read all about this story and more in this week’s EdNews Round Up!
Two decades after the national tragedy that occurred at Columbine, 17 principals who experienced school gun violence first hand have banded together to form a network of support. Read all about this story, how the national school nurse shortage could lead to school grants, the latest on the College Admissions Scandal, and more in this week’s EdNews Round Up.
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos just recently finished approving all of the U.S. ESSA plans. But states can still make changes to their ESSA plans, and depending on the results of upcoming midterm elections in several states, many of them may want to. Could your state be one of them? Read all about this and more in this week’s EdNews Round Up!