How will ESSA impact schools in your state?

We know that with the new education law in place states will now have increased control on how their education systems are constructed. But how will that part of ESSA impact schools?

Perhaps there will not be a more obvious outcome of ESSA than how states deal with their classroom teachers.

In the past the federal government was able to dictate the terms of teacher evaluations on a national scale. Many teachers feel that his is a good thing (we agree, by the way) because states will obviously be more in tune with what is happening in local districts and communities and will take those into account when evaluating their teachers.

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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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ESSA Summary: 3 Things To Know


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Key differences between the new ESSA act and No Child Left Behind


We’re big fans of the new ESSA act.

And unless you’ve been on Mars for the past few months you’re likely aware of the new education law that replaced No Child Left Behind.

But what are the differences between the two laws?

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What You Need to Know About ESSA

Recently, we were able to speak with Dr. Paula Love, the RFP Matchmaker, and discuss the implications of the new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) for school systems as well as industries serving them.  Dr. Love shared valuable information to assist us in serving students.  Here are some highlights to assist you as well and if you are interested in learning more, please download our Infographic ESSA Policy & Funding Update.

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