U.S. Dept. Announces New Rules for ESSA Feedback

U.S. Dept. Announces New Rules for ESSA Feedback

July 27, 2017

In response to complaint that the Dept. of Education is being “nit-picky, inconsistent, and going beyond the bounds of ESSA,” Elizabeth Hill, the department’s spokeswoman, announced that the “department will have two-hour phone conversations with states and go over any of the issues that peer reviewers had,” instead of “just sending letters to states on their plans.” According to Education Week, “The new process seems designed to give states a chance to answer the feds’ questions about their plans before official feedback is made public.”