As we have detailed here previously several listening sessions will be held by the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) on implementation of the new federal education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), in Wisconsin.
Online registration is now available to participate in the sessions listed below. All sessions are open to the public and those who do not wish to register are welcome to attend as observers. If you are unable to attend the sessions but wish to provide input, there is an online feedback form available.
Continue reading Spaces Still Open for ESSA Implementation Listening Sessions, Online Registration Available
The WASB’s Executive Committee (President Stu Olson, Vice President Terry McCloskey, 2nd Vice President Mary Jo Rozmenoski and Immediate Past President Wanda Owens), Executive Director John Ashley, and lobbyists Dan Rossmiller and Chris Kulow met this week with Wisconsin’s Congressional offices to discuss federal funding and legislation impacting Wisconsin schools.
Continue reading WASB Reaches Out To Our Congressional Representatives
The U.S. Department of Education’s (USED’s) negotiated rulemaking committee concluded its negotiations on April 19, reaching consensus only on the Department’s proposed regulations governing assessments administered under Title I of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
The negotiated rulemaking committee did not reach consensus on or approve the proposed regulations submitted by the USED relating to “supplement, not supplant” provisions of Title I. Those provisions are intended to govern the manner in which school districts demonstrate that federal funds are being used to supplement, not supplant, State and local funds. The impasse followed eight days of negotiations, in which Wisconsin Supt. of Public Instruction Tony Evers played a key role. Continue reading ESSA Negotiated Rulemaking Committee Reaches Consensus on Testing Regulations
As we’ve reported, the proposed federal rules to implement “supplement-not-supplant” provisions in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) are triggering some spirited debates. Last week those debates occurred within the negotiating committee. This week they were repeated in Congress, where the chair of the Senate Committee that oversees education, former Education Secretary Lamar Alexander, threw down the gauntlet. Continue reading Sen. Alexander to Education Secretary: Rethink Your Draft ESSA Spending Rules, Or Else