CEP Talks Year One ESSA Implementation

CEP Talks Year One ESSA Implementation

December 11, 2017

The George Washington University Center on Education Policy recently conducted a survey of state education officials and released a report outlining its findings, which takes a look at first-year state ESSA efforts. CEP found that, “Although many state education leaders like having greater control over key education decisions as a result of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), all but one of the state leaders responding to a new survey said their state lacks sufficient funding, staffing, or expertise to carry out one or more key requirements of this 2015 federal law,” and that “the Trump Administration’s withdrawal of many federal regulations and written guidance for ESSA has some state officials looking for clearer directions from the U.S. Department of Education.”