Under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), states have been given a unique and important opportunity to shape and customize a plan that advances educational opportunities in bold and innovative ways for all students. The Check State Plans project is based on the belief that states need to embrace the flexibility ESSA offers them, and that their plansContinue reading Check State Plans | Website
Education Week‘s comprehensive guide to the latest goings-on with state ESSA plans. CHeck out the Guide>
Choice Media’s interactive map tracks state ESSA plans by their status with the United States Department of Education and links visitors to the latest version of each state plan. View the map>
About ESSA In December of 2015, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed into federal law. ESSA, a reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, made substantial changes to the previous iteration of the law, known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB). Most notably, ESSA represents a significant shift of power from theContinue reading Understanding ESSA | Website
In December 2015, Congress passed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), replacing No Child Left Behind (NCLB) as the main federal law governing K-12 education. Within the bill are provisions with potentially revolutionary implications for education because they promote the use of federal dollars on programs with evidence of effectiveness. More evidence on what worksContinue reading Evidence for ESSA | Website
Using, generating, and sharing evidence about effective strategies to support students gives stakeholders an important tool to accelerate student learning. ESEA1 emphasizes the use of evidence-based activities, strategies, and interventions (collectively referred to as “interventions”). This guidance is designed to help SEAs, LEAs, schools, educators, partner organizations and other stakeholders successfully choose and implement interventionsContinue reading Using Evidence to Strengthen Education Investments
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed by President Obama on December 10, 2015, and represents good news for our nation’s schools. This bipartisan measure reauthorizes the 50-year-old Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the nation’s national education law and longstanding commitment to equal opportunity for all students. Learn more>
Local Knowledge, Research Knowledge, and Educational Change: A Case Study of Early Spanish Reading Improvement
Local Knowledge, Research Knowledge, and Educational Change: a Case Study of Early Spanish Reading Improvement
Reforming schools depends on the interplay between research and local knowledge. This article uses examples from a multiyear project to improve reading achievement of Spanish-speaking children. Continue reading Local Knowledge, Research Knowledge, and Educational Change: A Case Study of Early Spanish Reading Improvement
A Knowledge Base for the Teaching Profession: What Would it Look Like and How Can We Get One?
This study explores the possibilities of building a useful knowledge base for teaching by beginning with practitioners’ knowledge and identifies the requirements for this knowledge to be transformed into a professional knowledge base for teaching. Continue reading A Knowledge Base for the Teaching Profession: What Would It Look Like and How Can We Get One?
Common Guidelines for Education Research and Development
This article describes NSF and ED’s shared understanding of the roles of various types of research in generating evidence about strategies and interventions for increasing student learning. The primary audiences for this paper are agency personnel, scientific investigators who seek funding from these agencies, and those who service as peer reviewers. Continue reading Common Guidelines for Education Research and Development