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July 22, 2017

State-Level Impact of ACCESS 2.0 Scoring Change

This Education Week article reports on the recent results of a English-proficiency test, ACCESS 2.0, and how a planned scoring change impacted the number of students scoring proficient. The article provides specific examples of this impact in Nevada, Maine, and Tennessee.

October 5, 2016

Celebrating English Learner's Assets

In this U.S. Department of Education's blog, the 2016 Principal Ambassador Fellow Dana Nerenberg shares her five essential values to support English learners.

September 29, 2016

Closing the Achievement Gap for Native Students

The U.S. Department of Education announced new resources to close the achievement gap for native students. Learn more about the Obama Administration's efforts to improve the lives of American Indian and Alaska Native children.

June 6, 2016

Ed Week's Every Student Succeeds Act Overview

Key elements of the new Every Student Succeeds Act are summarized in this Education Week article. A short video unpacks the details of the new law and what it means for schools, educators, and students.

April 11, 2016

ESSA: Six New Transparency Requirements

Edweek lists six new areas that districts and states will need to report on under ESSA that they didn't have to report on under NCLB. These areas include: state accountability systems; foster, homeless, and military connected kids; long-term ELLs; per-pupil expenditures; post-secondary enrollment; and crosstabulation.

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