House Education Committee Feb. 3, 2016, HB 1096 on Agenda

HB 1096, the bill to allow parents to refuse the state assessments, including the behavioral assessment, SBAC, is on the House Education Committee agenda for tomorrow, Wednesday, February 3, 2016. I encourage you to listen live online at the link below. What: House Education Committee Meeting When: Wednesday, February 3, 2016 Time: 7:45 am CST/6:45…

Comparison of NCLB and ESSA

Wendy Hart, Alyson Williams and Jane Robbins have prepared a comparison of NCLB and ESSA. Thank-you ladies! No Child Left Behind (NCLB):2002 vs Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA):2015 The ESSA has been explained as a significant improvement over NCLB in the areas of federal overreach into education, specifically regarding standards, testing, and accountability measures. In…

Will ESSA “Fix” NCLB?

It has been said that parents, teachers and school districts are crying out for a fix to NCLB. Many promises were made with NCLB, and yet now it is being called the “failed” No Child Left Behind. It is said there were good intentions. I believe there are some good intentions in ESSA. I also…