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The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA): Some Eleventh-Hour Observations

Note: I plan to write another post on ESSA on December 01, 2015.


The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is the version of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) reauthorization that has flown through conference committee and continues on its speedy trek to the House for an expected vote on December 02, 2015. 1,716 more words

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Every Student Succeeds Act-- Final Version

So, here we go.

A revision to the “final” version, now 1061 pages, updated 11-30-15 at 10:28 a.m.:



Below is a link to the ESEA reauthorization draft that is scheduled to go before House and Senate for a vote. 60 more words

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John White Opts to Defer Charter Authorizer Approval...?

In March 2012, the Louisiana legislature passed Act 2, which includes language allowing for the authorization of “local charter authorizers” (LCAs)– organizations that are able to authorize charter schools in Louisiana and that are able to bypass local school boards in doing so. 898 more words


La. Gov.-Elect John Bel Edwards on Charters and Vouchers

On November 23, 2015, Louisiana Governor-Elect John Bel Edwards offered his first public address since being elected two days prior, on November 21, 2015.

Edwards spoke at the Louisiana Federation of Teachers (LFT) convention in Lake Charles. 957 more words


Folks You Should be Paying Attention to This - Information on Statewide Review of Educational Opportunities

Yesterday during the State Board meeting, they gave an update on the Statewide Review of Educational Opportunities (SREO) – formed through House Bill 56. I would pay close attention to this and DOE and the State Board’s recommendations which will be released next month at the December State Board meeting. 330 more words

Transcribed: Walmart's Anti-union Employee Orientation Video

In my November 11, 2015, post¬†about former US senator Mary Landrieu’s becoming a “strategic advisor” for the very-anti-union Walton Foundation, I included the following nine-minute Walmart employee training video, which came to public attention in May 2015: 1,163 more words


Former US Senator Mary Landrieu Works for the Walton Foundation

In December 2014,¬†“the last Deep South Democrat in the US Senate,” Senator Mary Landrieu, lost a runoff election to Republican challenger, Bill Cassidy. It was the first time in 138 years that Louisiana did not have a Democrat in the US Senate. 1,372 more words