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Every Student Succeeds Act

The Indiana Department of Education (DOE) is in the process of determining how the new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)requirements will translate into state education policies.  ESSA requires participating states to submit a plan that must include certain required components: challenging academic standards, academic assessments, statewide accountability systems and school support and improvement activities.  Learn more about ESSA implementation in Indiana or view a quickESSA overview
A draft plan will be open for stakeholder review by January 2017.  To help DOE develop the statewide plan, they are having an ESSA Listening Tour to gather input.  Look for dates near your community in September and October.
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Seeking interviewees of Medically Fragile children for Bloomberg News story

Sharing a request from our partner agency in SC:

We've received a request from Bloomberg News healthcare reporter, Carolyn Chen, who is interested in doing a story on barriers facing Medically Fragile children. She is seeking families who 1) might be trying to get their medically fragile child home from the hospital but can't because of the lack of home nurses,  2) families who have had trouble getting a home nurse and as a result, has stayed in hospital longer than necessary,  3) families who figured out how to problem-solve this issue and has made it happen, 4) other families who might not be sure they are eligible for this story, but are interested in chatting with reporter because of their experiences.
Additional information quoted by reporter: "In a nutshell, I'm interested in writing about medically fragile children who don't need to be in the hospital but do need round-the-clock nursing care. It seems that there is a shortage of nurses in a number of states a…