Every Student Succeeds Act

Pennsylvania's New List Of Struggling Schools Looks Beyond Usual Suspects

Dec 13, 2018
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Pennsylvania released a list of 289 struggling schools Thursday that will have to develop "improvement plans" with the direction of state advisers.

Ideological Debate Over Low-Performing School Underlies PA's Education Compliance Plans

Sep 25, 2017
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Every state in the U.S. was required to submit a proposal to the federal government by last week on how it will comply with the new federal education law, known as the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

New Education Law Gives Districts Flexibility On Assessments

Dec 17, 2015
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The No Child Left Behind Act has indeed been left behind. The 2002 Bush-era education law was replaced on Dec. 10 by the Every Student Succeeds Act.  It’s passage was described as a “Christmas miracle” by President Obama, as the bill received wide bipartisan support.

But what does ESSA mean for Pittsburgh schools? For local perspective, Essential Pittsburgh’s Paul Guggenheimer spoke with Roseann Javorsky, assistant executive director for teaching and learning at the Allegheny Intermediate Unit, and Carey Harris, executive director of A+ Schools.