PODCAST: Breaking down NH’s draft plan for the ESSA with the DOE and Center for Assessment

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At the end of May, the New Hampshire Department of Education (Department) published its draft plan to comply with federal requirements under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The Department is asking for public input on the plan by June 23rd.

In order to help facilitate public engagement and input on the plan, Reaching Higher partnered with the Department to record a podcast that breaks down the state plan. We encourage you to download and listen to the full podcast, but if you are interested in specific parts of the state plan, we have broken down the conversation by topic below.

  • Introductions – 00:00 – 03:00
  • The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA): 03:00 – 08:00
  • ESSA vs. No Child Left Behind: 08:00 – 13:15
  • Developing the draft state plan: 13:15 – 16:45
  • Overview of the components of the state plan: 16:45 – 22:30
  • Accountability system: 22:30 – 31:15
  • Timeline: 31:15 – 33:10
  • Federal funds in the state plan vs. federal funds not covered by the state plan: 33:10 – 38:10
  • Students with learning disabilities: 38:10 – 40:20
  • Educational activities NOT in the state plan (such as curriculum): 40:20 – 42:50
  • The vision for how the state plan will help NH: 42:50 – 46:52
  • Providing feedback on the plan: 47:07 – 51:22

(Technical note: To skip ahead, click here to go to the podcast on SoundCloud. There will be a bar at the bottom of the page to scroll through the audio.)