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Advocates for those with disabilities push to assure the interests of such students are well-represented in states' Every Student Succeeds Act plans.
Overall, the nation's schools earn a C on educational performance in the Education Week Research Center’s latest annual report, based on a range of key indicators.
The 21st edition of Quality Counts examines what states and districts are doing to make ready for the Every Student Succeeds Act's implementation, and offers state-by-state grades for how the nation's schools are faring on a range of educational measures.
Educators are still wrestling with what they should add to the mix of indicators to meet the Every Student Succeeds Act’s mandate to go beyond just test scores.
Though it's not a spending measure, the Every Student Succeeds Act contains important new fiscal elements that could be affected by the federal budget debates in Washington.
Advocates are keeping close tabs on states over concerns about resources, staff, and know-how to meet the Every Student Succeeds Act's mandates regarding English-language learners.
A year after the Every Student Succeeds Act became law, it remains a work in progress as states, districts, and a shifting cast of federal officials prepare for ESSA's classroom debut in the 2017-18 school year.
Learning goals, funding strategies, and support for local districts are top of mind as states plot their prekindergarten course under the Every Student Succeeds Act.
The big job of retooling state education systems under ESSA will take staff resources and funding, both of which are still squeezed in states across the country.