New Mexico “Leading the Way” Under ESSA

New Mexico “Leading the Way” Under ESSA

November 20, 2018

All4Ed’s Lindsey Dworkin writes about how New Mexico is taking full advantage of the flexibility afforded by ESSA and is “leading the way” for other states. New Mexico was one of the first states “to identify schools for comprehensive support,” and is leveraging “every possible flexibility offered in ESSA to drive high-quality school improvement,” she writes. The state “also leverages a provision in ESSA that allows states to set aside 3 percent of their overall Title I funds for direct student services, funds it uses to expand access to advanced course work and better instructional opportunities across the state.”