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This podcast features an interview with Hillary Knudson, Deputy Chief of Staff at the Tennessee Department of Education. Knudson speaks with the ARCC's director, Dr. Caitlin Howley about the submission process the state went through for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and lessons learned from that experience. This podcast was originally presented as a webinar on  July 27, 2017.

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The U.S. Department of Education's ESSA Consolidated State Plans webpage provides information on requirements for consolidated state plans, including two recent webinars that discuss updated requirements and the peer review process.  The peer review criteria are intended to help states as they develop state plans and also to inform peer review teams in their evaluation of the state plans.  The webpage also includes resources and templates as well as updates on plan submission.

 

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Welcome to the Appalachia Regional Comprehensive Center (ARCC) podcast series on the Every Student Succeeds Act, or ESSA. In this second podcast of the ESSA series, Dr. Caitlin Howley, Director of the ARCC, interviews Dr. Stephen Pruitt, Commissioner of Education for the Commonwealth of Kentucky, to discuss Kentucky’s ESSA planning.

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Welcome to the Appalachia Regional Comprehensive Center (ARCC) podcast series on the Every Student Succeeds Act, or ESSA. In this third podcast of the ESSA series, Dr. Caitlin Howley, Director of the ARCC, interviews Jobi Lawrence, an ARCC consultant with extensive experience inside state education agencies, and Jerry Boyd, Superintendent of  Putnam County Schools in Tennessee, to gain the perspective of those working inside states on ESSA concerns.

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The Appalachia Regional Comprehensive Center offers this bibliography as a reference for policymakers and practitioners to resources on ESSA either developed or shared by Content Centers in the U.S. Department of Education’s Comprehensive Center network. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the latest reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, offers state education agencies (SEAs) and their stakeholders a new opportunity to design systems that help all students reach their potential.

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The Appalachia Regional Comprehensive Center (ARCC) offers an annotated bibliography of resources and tools to support SEAs as they continue to involve stakeholders in ESSA preparation and implementation. Because we all have a stake in public education, ESSA requires SEAs to engage a wide array of constituents in planning and implementing the new law. Moreover, such engagement should be meaningful--ongoing, inclusive, substantive, and focused on continuous improvement.