Don’t Miss Your Chance to Speak Out About ESSA!
posted by: Melissa | June 29, 2017, 01:35 PM   

In 2015, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed into law. This law replaced No Child Left Behind as the guiding force behind education policy at the federal level. Under ESSA, much of what was decided at the federal level is now decided by the states, including testing policy, teacher quality measures, and more.


This does not mean that the federal government has no roll in policy at all. In order to comply with ESSA, states need to write a plan where they set the goals they want to achieve and how they will achieve them which need to be approved by the Department of Education. These plans are due to the federal government by September 18th, 2017.


Most states have already submitted the first draft of their plans, received feedback from the Department of Education, and are working on their second drafts. In many states, the deadlines for the public to give feedback on their state’s plan are quickly approaching.


Below, we’ve done our best to discover how and when states are accepting feedback on their ESSA proposals. As educators, you have a unique perspective on these issues and your voice is needed. Find your state and follow the link to go to your state’s page on their ESSA plan. There you can read the plan and submit feedback. Don’t see your state? Contact us and we’ll do our best to update you.


States Accepting Feedback

California

Georgia

Idaho

Indiana

Iowa

Kentucky

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

New Hampshire

North Carolina

Ohio

Utah

Virginia

West Virginia 


Materials Available for Reading

Alabama

Arkansas

Florida

Hawaii

Kansas

Maine

Maryland

New Jersey

New York

Oklahoma

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Texas

Washington

Wisconsin

Wyoming 


Already Submitted

Arizona

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

Illinois

Louisiana

Massachusetts

Michigan

Nevada

New Mexico

North Dakota

Oregon

Tennessee

Vermont


We’ll be updating this blog as states update their materials, so check back frequently!

 

Edited July 5th, 2017


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