Opportunities and the (one big) risk of ESSA

The new law presents a lot of good opportunities and poses a risk for education. ESSA explained.

We’ve now well established a few things about the new education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act. States and local districts now have more control over things like standards, school ratings and testing time. (Good). The law still has holes in it that low-income and special education students could fall through, just like No Child Left Behind. (Bad).

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ESSA and Special Education Students

What is the connection between ESSA and special education students?

As we’ve explored ESSA over the past few weeks we wanted to delve into the link between ESSA and special education students and teachers. Our classroom observation solution, ClassGather, has been widely adopted by SpEd teachers and directors around the country so it made sense to look into this impact for ourselves.

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How ESSA fails our students

While the new law is a step in the right direction, according to some ESSA leaves much to be desired

We’ve gone on record saying that we, at Thrivist, are fans of the new education law, ESSA. That doesn’t mean that we don’t welcome opposing viewpoints and opinions and we came across just that a few days ago and thought it would be worth pressing into.

We found this article on US News & World Report printed from The Conversation.

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The new ESSA law: Explained

The new ESSA law explained in under 5 minutes

We’ve been exploring the new ESSA law for the past few days and have given some fairly broad, and brief overviews of the major takeaways from this landmark piece of legislation.

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ESSA Summary: 3 Things To Know


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