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In a State of Flux, Part Two:

In partnership with the Walton Family Foundation, Education First developed a comprehensive “State of State Assessments: Part Two” report summarizing the challenges and opportunities for developing and implementing innovative summative assessment systems. The report builds on a 2018 “State of...
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ESSA Is a Big Piece of the STEM Equity Puzzle

By James Brown, Anand Vaishnav & Jacob Waters Earlier this fall, President Donald Trump called on the U.S. Department of Education to direct at least $200 million in competitive grant funding toward expanding science, technology, engineering, math, and computer science education. Though the...
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Creating Great Schools For Washington Students

To prepare Washington students for success in their home state, we must improve outcomes at low-performing schools and for struggling students. That is the premise of a new report, “Creating Great Schools for Washington Students,” from the Washington Roundtable and...
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Let’s Get This Conversation Started

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is an opportunity for states to not only connect with current education advocates, but to seek out those who feel disconnected or who have not been historically engaged in a public education dialogue. Education...
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Choices and Trade-offs

The Every Student Succeeds Act gives states the flexibility to decide how to measure student success in high school. This guide—developed with the input of testing and state policy experts across the country and written by a former state assessment...
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Making the Most of the Every Student Succeeds Act

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) gives all states the chance to dramatically change the way they approach and think about public education. “Making the Most of ESSA” is a reference guide designed to help policymakers and other stakeholders leverage...
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