Every Student Succeeds Act

Turn State Report Cards into Positive Practices: 3 Tips for Schools to Give Data a Voice

Traditionally, students receive report cards to gauge and reflect their academic performance; nowadays, schools do, too. Under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), each state educational agency (SEA) and local educational agency (LEA) that receives Title I Part A funds must prepare and disseminate an annual report card that includes a variety of data about public schools. The data cover a wide range of measures on student and school performance, accountability, per-pupil expenditures and educator qualifications, as well as any other information that the SEA or LEA deems relevant.

NSBA's public comment on the Dept. of Education's Consolidated State Plan Template

NSBA today submitted public comments in response to the U.S. Department of Education’s (Department) request for feedback on the Consolidated State Plan Template. Excerpts from the comments follow:

NSBA appreciates the Department’s effort to reduce federal overreach and amend the Consolidated State Plan Template so that it focuses exclusively on the legal requirements established in ESSA.

NSBA Public Comment on the Consolidated State Plan Template

NSBA submited the following document in response to the U.S. Department of Education’s (“Department”) Notice regarding Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Consolidated State Plan Template:

NSBA Responds to President's Executive Order on Federal Control of Education

NSBA, AASA joint statement on ESSA implementation process

In response to the U.S. Department of Education’s new guide for states to use in the development of their education plans as required under ESSA, NSBA Executive Director & CEO Thomas J. Gentzel and AASA Executive Director Daniel A. Domenech released the following joint statement:

NSBA, AASA Joint Statement on the ESSA Implementation Process

Alexandria, Va., (March 14, 2017) - NSBA Executive Director & CEO Thomas J. Gentzel and AASA Executive Director Daniel A. Domenech released the following joint statement in response to the U.S. Department of Education’s new guide for states to use in the development of their education plans as required under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA):

Issue Brief: Every Student Succeeds Act

Since the enactment of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) on December 10, 2015, the U.S. Department of Education has focused on implementation, which includes a broad range of both formal regulatory actions and non-regulatory guidance.

As of December 20, 2016, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) has issued final regulations for assessments and accountability, both of which are set to become fully effective in January 2017.

Statement about anniversary of ESSA from NSBA Exec. Dir. & CEO Gentzel

Tomorrow, December 10, is an important date in the history of public education and school governance. It is the day President Obama signed the landmark Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which restored local governance and community ownership of public education.

NSBA Exec. Dir. and CEO Gentzel Statement about Anniversary of the Every Student Succeeds Act

Alexandria, Va. (Dec. 9, 2016) – Tomorrow, December 10, is an important date in the history of public education and school governance. It is the day President Obama signed the landmark Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which restored local governance and community ownership of public education.

U.S. Department of Education releases final accountability & state plans regulations

The U.S. Department posted final regulations on the implementation of accountability, data reporting, and state plan provisions of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to the federal register today. The Department is expected to release guidance on the regulations within the next several weeks and host a series of webinars beginning in January 2017.

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