Trump Education Dept. Releases New ESSA Guidelines
Editor’s Note: Last week, Congress voted to overturn some Obama era rules regarding ESSA. This is a follow up story, to what the new administration has replaced them with.
[Source: Education Week]
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Monday released a new application for states to use in developing their accountability plans for the Every Student Succeeds Act.
And, as you might expect, it is shorter and includes fewer requirements than an earlier application released by the Obama administration in November. The biggest difference seems to be on the requirements for outreach to various groups of educators and advocates. More below.
DeVos said the template will allow states and districts to implement the law with “maximum flexibility” as Congress intended.
“We know each school district is unique,” DeVos said in a speech in Washington Monday to the Council of the Great City Schools, which represents urban superintendents. “It’s fairly obvious that the challenges and opportunities of Albuquerque and Wichita don’t look the same. But neither do