• ESSA UPDATE from US Department of Education
    Secretary DeVos announced that all consolidated state plans under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) submitted by 34 states and Puerto Rico at the fall deadline were found complete and ready for peer review. The plans now proceed to the staff and peer review process, through which experts and stakeholders will examine them to ensure they comply with ESSA’s statutory provisions. “The Department worked closely with each state to ensure their plans were ready for peer review,” the Secretary said. “I commend the Chief State School Officers, governors, and stakeholders in these states for their efforts and for embracing ESSA’s flexibility to craft plans that will help meet the unique needs of their students.” Sixteen states and the District of Columbia submitted their plans at the spring deadline.