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Every Student Succeeds Act
President Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act into law, replacing No Child Left Behind on Dec. 10, 2015. ESSA gives states and school districts the opportunity to change the high-stakes consequences of standardized tests.
Public meetings on ESSA implementation
The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) announced a series of public meetings on ESSA implementation in Pennsylvania to share background on the new law and solicit public feedback:
- Friday, Dec. 2, at 9:30 a.m. Community College of Allegheny County, Pittsburgh
- Thursday, Dec. 8, at 2:30 p.m. Tom Ridge Environmental Center, Erie
- Friday, Dec. 9, at 1 p.m. Lock Haven University
- Friday, Dec. 16, in Philadelphia (time and location TBD)
- Wednesday, Jan. 4, in Quakertown (time and location TBD)
- Tuesday, Jan. 10, in Scranton (time and location TBD)
Many of these meetings occur during the school day. PSEA members who cannot attend should encourage friends, family, and interested parents to attend these meetings and share their thoughts on standardized testing. You can share your personal feedback about ESSA and standardized testing with PDE by emailing RA-edESSA@pa.gov.
ESSA implementation in Pennsylvania
PSEA Advisories on the Every Student Succeeds Act
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