TN Dept. of Ed Filed Legislation to Take Advantage of Opportunities ESSA Provides

TN Dept. of Ed Filed Legislation to Take Advantage of Opportunities ESSA Provides

February 2, 2017

In conjunction with State Representative David Hawk (R-Greenville), the Tennessee Dept. of Education filed legislation to “make the necessary changes to state law” in order to comply with the state’s ESSA plan. According to Education Commissioner Candice McQueen, “this legislation is designed to take advantage of the opportunities ESSA provides for more local decision-making and flexibility for our schools” including “areas of district and school accountability and improvement.”