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New America’s Dual Language Learners National Work Group has been keeping a close eye on the genesis, passage, and early implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). They have analyzed how the law, the primary federal legislation governing elementary and secondary education, changes No Child Left Behind’s English learner (EL) policies. This blog post explores how ELs are faring in ESSA Accountability Systems.

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This "spotlight" from the Center on Standards and Assessment Implementation includes links to each consolidated state plan (if available), information and key resources regarding the development and implementation of state plans, and information on how states have involved stakeholders during the development process.

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State leaders need to align labor market efforts with the education pipeline to provide students with the academic, technical, and employability skills they need to succeed in the workplace. Aligning the education-to-workforce pipeline can help increase cost-efficiency, promote coherence, and produce better outcomes for students and workers. This resource includes a brief, a workbook, and an interactive tool.

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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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