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New Report: States Need to Focus More on College Readiness in ESSA Plans

The 74 Million – Kevin Mahnkin

“You might say that implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act, the sweeping federal education law passed with bipartisan support in 2015, is up in the air right now. With some states facing an April deadline to submit proposals for how they’ll hold their schools responsible for student results, House Republicans have voted to kill Obama-era regulations that were issued to guide states in constructing their accountability systems. Some say the rollback will restore ESSA’s original intent of providing states maximal leeway, unencumbered by federal interference. But the near-term result is a moment of uncertainty as education officials around the country decide on the standards they will use to determine success in schools — and when to intervene when those standards aren’t met.”(more)

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