What is the Every Student Succeeds Act? On Dec. 10, President Barack Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) into law. ESSA is the most recent version of the federal government’s biggest K-12 law, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, which came into effect in 1965. It governs around $25 billion in federal resources […]
Last week, the Fordham Institute released a report examining the extent to which states’ current (or planned) accountability systems serve high-achieving students. Delaware earned a rating of 1 out of 4 stars, suggesting room for improvement. Here’s our take. What does this mean for Delaware? There *is* room for Delaware (and other states) to improve. […]
Over the summer, education research wonks Eric A. Hanushek, Jens Ruhose, and Ludger Woessman published findings on the long-term economic impact of school improvement. This study draws a direct connection between school quality and economic growth, adding to a body of evidence demonstrating the benefits of education for individuals and society. Here’s our CliffsNotes review […]
The 2015-16 school year marked the first year that the SAT replaced Smarter Balanced as the statewide assessment for 11th graders—it also marked the launch of a redesigned SAT. A re-boot of the SAT gave Delaware high schools a fresh start for assessing college and career readiness among 11th graders. As the SAT scores were […]
It’s not just kids, parents, and teachers who feel the impact of our public schools. If you’re a citizen of Delaware, then you are—in one way or another—affected by our state’s education system. Scroll below for more on how supporting students today can lead to a brighter tomorrow for everyone.