Feds Looking Into ESSA’s “Dangerous School” Transfer Program

Feds Looking Into ESSA’s “Dangerous School” Transfer Program

November 30, 2018

Alyson Klein reports for Education Week that a “little-known provision of the Every Student Succeeds Act allows students who attend a ‘persistently dangerous school,’ or who become the victim of a violent crime on school grounds, to transfer to a safer school.” Now, federal officials want to know how states are implementing this measure. This notice, “scheduled to be published in the Federal Register,” states that “given ongoing, cross-Federal-agency efforts to help ensure students are safe in school, it is essential for the Department to understand how State Educational Agencies (SEAs) are implementing the requirement.”