Education Groups Express Disappointment in Dept. of Ed Decision to Remove Stakeholder Engagement in ESSA Plans

Education Groups Express Disappointment in Dept. of Ed Decision to Remove Stakeholder Engagement in ESSA Plans

March 21, 2017

Eleven education groups sent a letter to the Council of Chief State School Officers “expressing their disappointment” in the Dept. of Education’s decision to remove stakeholder engagement efforts in ESSA plans. The group argued that the “omission of stakeholder engagement as a priority for state plans should not be a disincentive nor diminish the importance for state education agencies to ensure and document that the appropriate consultation required by the law has taken place.”