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UPDATED Approved ESSA State Plan (Approved by ED on 8/30/2017)

Post By: ISBE
https://www.isbe.net/Pages/ESSA.aspx
SEE VIDEO: https://vimeo.com/185676606

​Updated: Approved ESSA State Plan - Approved by the U.S. Department of Education (08/30/17)
https://www.isbe.net/Documents/ESSAStatePlanforIllinois.pdf

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Is DeVos Sending Mixed Messages on Advanced Courses and Accountability?

Post By: Education Week
http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaign-k-12/2017/06/devos_states_advanc...

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos seems to be sending some confusing signals when it comes to whether states will be allowed to use Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate tests, the SAT, dual-enrollment courses, or career certifications to figure out if students are ready for college and the workforce, some experts say.

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Randi Weingarten Tells Feds: Your Opt-Out Actions Fly in the Face of ESSA

Post By: Education Week
http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaign-k-12/2016/01/randi_weingarten_to...

Attention John King and Company: The American Federation of Teachers is not happy with the way that you are handling opt-outs in this new, post-No Child Left Behind era.

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ESSA: How Much Pull Does the Education Department Have Now?

Post By: Education Week
http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaign-k-12/2016/01/essa_how_much_pull_...

As we've told you before, the Every Student Succeeds Act seeks to strike a balance between continuing federal protections for historically overlooked groups of students (like English-language learners and children in poverty) and reining in the federal government.

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