Post Tagged with: "Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)"

School Leaders Unite to Advocate for ESSA Implementation on Capitol Hill

School Leaders Unite to Advocate for ESSA Implementation on Capitol Hill

AFSA members joined the National Association of Elementary and Secondary Principals (NAESP) on Capitol Hill in advocating for ESSA implementation. Over 200 principals from across the nation gathered on Tues., March 15 in an effort to improve federal policies that will help states and districts build the capacity of principals and advance school improvement. Specific points included: Ensure oversight of [...]

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Senate Ed. Committee Hearing on ESSA: Perspectives from Education Leaders

The Senate Health Education Labor and Pensions (HELP) committee held a hearing on February 23, 2016 to discuss implementation of the recently enacted Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Seven witnesses delivered testimony, including Utah Governor Gary Herbert, two superintendents, the president of the AFT and the vice president of NEA, and leaders of two think tank groups. All of the [...]

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Senators Discuss New Education Approaches During ESSA Hearing

POLITICO Pro reports that Senate HELP Committee members gathered at a Capitol Hill hearing on the Every Student Succeeds Act on Tuesday, February 23, 2016.   Committee members shared their anticipation for new and different approaches to education under ESSA. Sens. Michael Bennet and Sheldon Whitehouse, both said they hope to see the new law unleash innovation in the states. [...]

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Nation’s Principals Look Forward to New Flexibility Under ESSA

Nation’s Principals Look Forward to New Flexibility Under ESSA

                 Principals Groups Applaud Senate Passage of New Education Bill Bipartisan Education Bill Recognizes Principal’s Key Role and Provides New Flexibility   Contact: Bob Farrace, NASSP director of public affairs, 703-909-4661, farraceb@nassp.org Statement on the Senate passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) from the American Federation of School Administrators (AFSA), the National [...]

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Principals Groups Send Letter of Support on ESSA to the Hill

Principals Groups Send Letter of Support on ESSA to the Hill

AFSA, together with the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP), and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) sent a letter of support to Chairman Alexander and Kline and Ranking Members Murray and Kline. The joint letter sent on Dec. 2 congratulates them on bringing a final conference agreement forward to fully reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). [...]

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Tell Congress to Reauthorize ESEA Now!

Tell Congress to Reauthorize ESEA Now!

Congress finally appears poised to vote on the long overdue reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). This version of ESEA is titled “The Every Student Succeeds Act” (ESSA), which will completely replace the flawed “No Child Left Behind Act”. Your voice is critical in this process to ensure we get over the finish line. Please take a moment to contact [...]

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