At a Congressional Hearing, Committee Members Learn About State Plans to Implement ESSA While Noting the Conspicuous Absence of Education Department Officials

By John Rosales During a hearty discussion exploring state and local plans for the implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), Congressional members of the Committee on Education and the Workforce acknowledged that one vital component was missing from Tuesday’s hearing: Education Secretary Betsy DeVos or any department representative for that matter. “A lot

‘Time to Learn’ Campaign Helps Sway Legislators to Limit Testing

During this year’s legislative session, the Louisiana Association of Educators (LAE) launched the Time to Learn Campaign to engage members and community stakeholders, lobby legislators, and to ensure passage of bills that aim to reduce testing in schools, among other ESSA-related issues. “During the session, LAE pursued a set of bills that reigned in the

NEA Members Are Encouraged to Meet with Legislators of Both Parties

As NEA President Lily Eskelsen García has said before, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) isn’t only about getting rid of the era of toxic testing, it’s about finding ways to improve all aspects of education and doing so with the expertise of those who know it best – our educators. As such, U.S. Rep.

Educator Voice Vital Part of Oregon’s New State ESSA Plan

In May, the Oregon State Board of Education unanimously approved the Oregon Consolidated State Plan, which the Oregon Education Association (OEA) played a key role in helping to develop. The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) submitted the plan to the U.S. Department of Education, which has 120 days to respond to the document. State education