ESSA Changes, No Approval?
March 27, 2019
Education Week’s Alyson Klein asks: “What happens if a state makes changes to its ESSA plan without Betsy DeVos’ sign-off?” It’s a good question—one that might be answered by happenings in New Mexico, where state officials have submitted an updated ESSA plan, which is currently under review by federal education officials. “But meanwhile, the state is already taking steps to implement its new ESSA vision, even though it hasn’t gotten the federal green light. And that move could put DeVos and her team in a tough spot.”