ESEA Insider News - Page 3

  • Uncertainties for ESSA with a new administration

    “It’s just turbulence,” the pilot announces, and you muse, “I hope so.” As President Trump and his appointees take charge, we are hoping the transition to the Every Student Succeeds Act will be smooth, but already there are indications of a shaky ride.

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  • Defining school completion for students with disabilities

    Local education agencies have latitude in determining the criteria for graduation, and that discretion coupled with the federal mandate for transition planning, presents LEAs with the opportunity for designing multiple paths for school completion for students with disabilities.

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  • Some of ESSA’s “knowns” under Trump

    In both education and the political world, it is imperative to separate the proverbial wheat from chaff to determine what ideas might have substance, and which ones may be passing.

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  • Initial steps for improving completion rates for students with disabilities

    By any measure, high school completion for students with disabilities continues to lag behind the general population, while as an indicator of program success, it is difficult to imagine a measure more important.

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  • Taking stock of ESSA status

    Regardless of the election and change in administration, the Every Student Succeeds Act is law, and the associated timeline for implementation still viable. There is work that needs to be accomplished on the national and state level, which will in turn drive local policy. Even so, there are practices that district administrators can be addressing right now.

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