National Education Landscape

National Education Landscape

Sixteen states and the District of Columbia have submitted their Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plans to the U.S. Department of Education for review and approval.  The remaining states must submit plans prior to September 18, 2017.  State ESSA plans outline how the state will use new flexibility to craft accountability systems, school ratings, school improvement efforts, and more.   While there is great diversity in how states are approaching these issues, some common themes are emerging. 

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