State Plan Submissions and Drafts

Since April 3, a number of states have submitted their ESSA implementation plans to the U.S. Dept. of Education. Here’s a compiled list of the state plan submissions and the most recent draft versions states have released so far. Approved Plans Delaware: Final Plan Approved (8/2/17) Nevada: Final...

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VT Scheduled to File ESSA Plan by April 3rd Deadline

Amy Fowler, deputy secretary at the Vermont Agency of Education, announced the state “stands to do well” under ESSA due to “new latitude and the administration’s more hands off approach.” Vermont is scheduled to file their ESSA implementation plan to the Dept. of Education by...

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VT Criticizes US Dept. of Education Proposal on Defining Learning

Highlighting a letter to the Dept. of Education in July on the proposed ESSA regulations, the Vermont State Board of Education submitted commentary to a local state publication emphasizing their critique that the Dept.’s proposal “continues to use a narrow definition of learning and over...

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