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(DC) The ESSA Achievement Challenge

October 3, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

After states have submitted their ESSA plans and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos begins to issue her stamp of approval, what happens next? It’s time to put these plans into action; which states are most likely to see significant achievement gains in the coming years? Who has the ambition, coherence, and strategy to drive their systems toward meaningful improvements?

Join us on October 3rd, as we identify states with strong plans and distinct approaches and hear state superintendents and education advocates make the case that their work will lead to greater student success. At the close of the event, audience members will vote on who they think will show the most achievement gains in coming years. We’ll be back four years from now to see if they were right.

Follow the discussion on Twitter with @educationgadfly and #ESSAChallenge.


Michael J. Petrilli

President, Thomas B. Fordham Institute


Matthew Ladner

Senior Research Fellow (Representing Arizona), Charles Koch Institute


Candice McQueen

Commissioner, Tennessee Department of Education


Glen Price

Chief Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction, California Department of Education


John White

State Superintendent, Louisiana Department of Education


October 3, 2017
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Thomas B. Fordham Institute
1016 16th St NW, 7th Floor
Washington, DC 20036 United States
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Thomas B. Fordham Institute

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