Dept. of Ed Approves ESSA Plans for VT and ME

Dept. of Ed Approves ESSA Plans for VT and ME

August 31, 2017

The Dept. of Education approved state ESSA plans for Vermont and Maine. The department highlighted Vermont’s “inclusion of physical fitness in its accountability system” and “tracking the percentage of high school students who go on to college, the workforce, military, or trade school 16 months after graduation,” as well as Maine’s “coaching and mentoring of teachers working at low-performing schools, and its plans by 2030 to cut by half the number of non-proficient students.”