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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 […]

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 […]

May 3, 2017

Testing Opt Out: Parent Wants Conference; School Calls Police *Just in Case*

One of the great contradictions within corporate ed reform is the promoting of a “parental choice” that stops short of the parent’s choice to opt his or her children out of federal- and state-mandated standardized testing. Once could easily argue that the states cower to the federal requirement for standardized testing related to the Elementary […]

January 29, 2016

The Retroactive Lowering of the GED Cut Score

On January 20, 2016, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution carried a story about the possibility that the GED Testing Service would retroactively lower the cut score for passage of its revised GED.  That same day, EdWeek picked up the story, and on January 26, 2016, GED Testing Service confirmed that the GED cut score would indeed be retroactively lowered from 150 to 145 […]