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16 Jun

Dignity in Schools Campaign, Legal Defense Fund, Local Advocates Announce Recommendations for Mississippi State Education Plan

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Jackson, Mississippi - Today, the Dignity in Schools Campaign (DSC), NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF), and local advocates announced their recommendations for Mississippi’s draft state education plan, which will be submitted on September 18th to the U.S. Department of Education in compliance with the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA).
10 Mar

Senate Vote on Eliminating ESSA Regulations

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Yesterday, a Senate majority voted to repeal regulations created to ensure that states meet the requirements of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) when drafting their state plans.

Here you will find our webinar on Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) state plans in collaboration with DSC members and our federal partner NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. The webinar presentation includes the following: 

 

Date: 
Tue, 02/14/2017

Here you will find our webinar on Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) state plans in collaboration with DSC members and our federal partner NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. The webinar presentation includes the following: 

The Dignity in Schools Campaign (DSC) and our federal partner the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) invite you to join our Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) State Plans Webinar on:

 

Tuesday, February 14th at 2pm EST/ 1pm CST/ 12pm MST/ and 11am PST.  

 

Date: 
Tue, 02/14/2017 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
30 Jan

Education Advocates Urge State Departments of Education to Improve School Climates through ESSA State Plans

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Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), a coalition of education advocates sent letters to Departments of Education in eight states advising officials to include measures in their state ESSA plans to reduce the overuse of discipline practices that push students out of the classroom.

DSC Recommendations for Measuring the School Climate Indicator
 
Using data on chronic absenteeism is a start but not enough.

Here you will find a two- pager with our Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) priorities on school climate in State Accountability Systems and Plans.  Our priorities include:

13 Apr

DSC Members Attend Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Negotiated Rulemaking Committee Sessions

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From March 21-23rd and April 6-8th, Janel George of our federal partner organization NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc. (LDF), participated in the Negotiated Rulemaking Committee sessions deliberating draft regulations related to Title I of the recently-enacted Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). DSC members Marlyn Tillman of Gwinnett SToPP (GA) and Kandise Lucas of Advocates for Equity in Schools (VA), along with other advocates from Richmond attended and gave comments.  The Negotiated Rulemaking Committee is comprised of representatives from across the country selected by the Department of Education to represent various constituencies, including parents, school leaders and civil rights groups, among others. The Committee is tasked with drafting and agreeing to regulations related to assessments, funding and supports under Title I of the law.