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January 12, 2016

Schneider’s ESSA Digest, Part IV (Switching Documents)

On December 18, 2015, I began writing a series of posts on the Every Student Achieves Act (ESSA), the latest reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA). I began my series using the 1,061-page ESSA conference report draft. Since that time, the 1,061-page conference draft has been reformatted and condensed into this 391-page […]

December 30, 2015

Schneider’s ESSA Digest, Part III (Pages 90 – 105)

I am in the process of carefully reading the 1,061-page Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the December 10, 2015, reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), and writing a series of posts that will form a digest of those 1,061 pages. This ESSA digest will be a long-term endeavor. My first […]

December 28, 2015

Schneider’s ESSA Digest, Part II (Pages 47 – 90)

I am in the process of carefully reading the 1,061-page Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the December 10, 2015, reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), and writing a series of posts that will form a digest of those 1,061 pages. As previously noted, it will take me some time to […]

December 18, 2015

Schneider’s ESSA Digest, Part I (Pages 1 – 47)

I am in the process of carefully reading the 1,061-page Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the December 10, 2015, reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), and writing a series of posts that will form a digest of those 1,061 pages. It will take me some time. This is my first […]

March 7, 2016

My Chief Concerns about ESSA

I have been asked recently if I would compose a list of concerns related to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the latest revision of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). ESSA replaces the last revision, the infamous No Child Left Behind (NCLB). I had planned to write a series of posts based on […]

January 6, 2016

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Final Version: 391 Pages

I have been writing a digest of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which is the latest reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA). For my first three posts of the series, I used the 1,061-page draft version of ESSA. However, a kind reader sent me this 391-page final version which is the same text […]

February 28, 2020

One-Time, Two-Year Teacher Jessica Baghian Wants to Be LA’s Next State Superintendent

Jessica Tucker Baghian wants to be Louisiana’s next state superintendent. No surprise here. According to the February 27, 2020, Advocate, Baghian, who currently holds a state assistant superintendent position, officially applied for the state superintendent job being vacated by John White effective March 11, 2020. The application window closes on Friday, February 28, 2020. Baghian’s […]

February 24, 2020

TFA Is Expanding Its “Pipeline of Philanthropists.” Interested?

Teacher temp org, Teach for America (TFA), is adding two “leadership gifts officers,” or fundraisers focused on enlisting more “seven- and eight-figure” philanthropic donors, or “ensur[ing] that Teach For America’s pipeline of philanthropists is ever-expanding and increasingly diverse.” Interestingly, TFA’s corresponding “VP, Leadership Gift Officer” position requires “at least 10+ years of fundraising experience.” TFA […]

March 31, 2019

A Life Lesson: Don’t Cheat Yourself. Read the Whole Book.

I just finished grading this semester’s major essay for my senior English classes. My goal was to have each student read a book– cover to cover– and write a paper on that book. Sound simple? Not so much. We are in an age in which the technology at our fingertips makes cheating ourselves out of […]

December 25, 2018

The Value of Closing Shop

It’s Christmas. This morning, I had several pieces of Whitman’s chocolate for breakfast–a childhood dream (smile). And like an adult who understands digestive action and consequence, I followed that chocolate dining wonder with a bowl of bran cereal, for I know the time will come to, ahem, “pay the piper,” so to speak. Christmas is […]