Please join us as we host the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Community Forum for our partners at Michigan Department of Education. You should attend if you are interested in public education and willing to provide feedback to the Michigan Department of Education on draft components of Michigan’s ESSA plan. The feedback gathered will inform the final ESSA plan, which will guide how Michigan leverages federal funding to make Michigan a top 10 education state in the next 10 years. Michigan’s final plan will be submitted to U.S. Department of Education in early March 2017.
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) replaces the former federal education law, commonly referenced as No Child Left Behind. ESSA offers new flexibility to states and local districts, and provides opportunities for Michigan to rethink existing systems and structures regarding supports for students and schools, teacher and leader training and evaluations, school accountability measures, state student assessment, and more. This is your opportunity to share your thoughts.