Florida Reconsiders Waiver Request

Florida Reconsiders Waiver Request

September 10, 2017

With little time before their deadline to submit an ESSA plan to the federal government, the Florida Department of Education “may scrap a plan to ask the government for a pass on a key part of its education law,” potentially throwing the process “into chaos.” Florida previously received feedback “after releasing its original draft plan in June,” but a “significant course change this late in the game could produce a hastily prepared plan that doesn’t have buy-in from parents, teachers, and local school leaders.”