Say hello to ESSA and goodbye to No Child Left Behind

Girl Headed Into a Cave - © Dmitry Kotin

In the news:  The Senate and the House of Representatives passed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). President Obama made it official by signing the new K-12 education bill into law.

Some advocates are excited because: The criterion for accountability has been broadened to include student engagement, educator engagement, and school climate and safety as indicators of success; states will be required to collect data on school quality (e.g., bullying/harassment, chronic absenteeism, suspension rates, etc.); and funding for “safe and healthy” initiatives will soon follow.

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~ by cjstorm on December 13, 2015.

One Response to “Say hello to ESSA and goodbye to No Child Left Behind”

  1. Reblogged this on Laura A. Diaz ~ Books and Beyond.

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