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Source: Minnesota Department of Education This week, the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) received initial feedback from the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) regarding Minnesota’s plan to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The feedback was overall very positive. USDE had no questions on Minnesota’s decision-making process to identify…

Source: Minnesota Department of Education The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) closed the public comment period on August 31 for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). A brief overview of themes from the comment period is available at MDE’s website at http://education.state.mn.us/MDE/dse/ESSA/StatePlanPublicComment or at https://www.mnmsba.org/Portals/0/MDE-ESSA-Public-Comment-Themes-Aug2017.pdf. Stakeholders can read all of…

The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) has worked with a diverse group of stakeholders to shape Minnesota’s Every Student Succeeds Act plan, which will be submitted to the U.S. Department of Education in September 2017. Visit https://www.mnmsba.org/Portals/0/PDFs/Minnesota-ESSA-StatePlanPreliminaryDecisions-April2017.pdf to view an MDE document highlighting the state plan’s preliminary decisions for accountability…

Source: Minnesota Department of Education On December 10, 2015, President Barack Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which replaced No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and changed many portions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The U.S. Department of Education has issued some guidance for a clear…

Source: Politico The U.S. Education Department has received about 20,000 public comments on its draft accountability rule under the Every Student Succeeds Act, including a strongly worded letter from Vermont’s State Board Chair Stephan Morse. Morse blasted the requirement that states come up with summative ratings, which are a concrete…

Source: U.S. Department of Education The U.S. Department of Education today announced the next step in President Obama’s Testing Action Plan — a grant competition to help states get the resources they need to innovate and improve the quality of assessments, enhance reporting for parents, educators and other stakeholders, and reduce…

Source: Education Week As part of its “Inside ESSA Webinar Series,” Education Week is hosting a free webinar — “Monitoring and Improving School Climate With Student Surveys.” This webinar is scheduled from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. (Central Time) on Thursday, July 21. Click here to register for this free webinar.…

The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) hosted two more of its Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Topic Meetings this week at its office in Roseville. MSBA’s Government Relations staff attended both meetings, please see their highlights below. Monday, May 2: Foster Care and Homeless Youth The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act ensures…

  Source: National School Boards Association (NSBA) The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Negotiated Rulemaking Committee Thursday held the second day of negotiations for its second session. U.S. Department of Education (ED) officials opened the meeting seeking comments on its proposed definition of “students with the most significant cognitive disabilities.”…

Source: National School Boards Association On Wednesday, the second session of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Negotiated Rulemaking Committee began to negotiate terms of regulations relating to assessments and supplement/not supplant under Title I of ESSA. The following were discussed, but no agreement was reached on any key issues: The…

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