News Posts: Every Student Succeeds Act

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

A New Education Law The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed by President Obama on December 10, 2015, and represents good news for our nation’s schools. This bipartisan measure reauthorizes the 50-year-old Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the nation’s national education law and longstanding commitment to equal opportunity for all students. The new […]

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

en Español Update: ESSA Consolidated State Plans Templates Revised Consolidated State Plan Template Crosswalk of Consolidated State Plan Requirements Resources Press Release Fact Sheet  Secretary DeVos Letter regarding updated consolidated State plans (March 13, 2017) Secretary DeVos’ Letter to States regarding consolidated State plans (February 10, 2017) ESSA technical assistance resources ESSA Highlights President Obama signs the […]

Secretary’s Feedback Letter for West Virginia ESEA Flexibility

  May 20, 2013 Honorable James B. Phares State Superintendent of Schools West Virginia Department of Education 1900 Kanawha Boulevard East Charleston, WV 25305 Dear Superintendent Phares: I am pleased to approve West Virginia’s request for ESEA flexibility. I congratulate you on submitting a request that demonstrates West Virginia’s commitment to improving academic achievement and […]

Title III Language Instruction For English Learners And Immigrant Students

SEC. 3001. [20 U.S.C. 6801] AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS. There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out this title— $756,332,450 for fiscal year 2017; $769,568,267 for fiscal year 2018; $784,959,633 for fiscal year 2019; and $884,959,633 for fiscal year 2020. PART A—ENGLISH LANGUAGE ACQUISITION, LANGUAGE ENHANCEMENT, AND ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT ACT SEC. 3101. [20 U.S.C. 6811] […]

Title II Preparing, Training, and Recruiting High-Quality Teacher, Principals, or Other School Leaders

SEC. 2001. [20 U.S.C. 6601] PURPOSE. The purpose of this title is to provide grants to State educational agencies and subgrants to local educational agencies to— increase student achievement consistent with the challenging State academic standards; improve the quality and effectiveness of teachers, principals, and other school leaders; increase the number of teachers, principals, and […]

Technical Assistance

As outlined in the August 2016 Dear Colleague Letter on ESSA Transition Technical Assistance and Resource, the Office of State Support (OSS), in collaboration with other OESE programs, offers technical assistance across grant programs to address State needs through one-on-one individualized support for States to problem solve specific State needs; through peer-to-peer interactions that provide […]

State Requests for Waivers of ESEA Provisions for SSA-Administered Programs

These are ED responses to State requests for waivers from requirements under Title I, II, III, and IV-B of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

Decision Letters for State Accountability Plans under the Consolidated State Application Process

  Alabama | Alaska | Arizona | Arkansas | BIE | California | Colorado | Connecticut | Delaware | District of Columbia | Florida | Georgia | Hawaii | Idaho | Illinois | Indiana | Iowa | Kansas | Kentucky | Louisiana | Maine | Maryland | Massachusetts | Michigan | Minnesota | Mississippi | […]

Ohio Letter Regarding Guidance on Alternate Assessments – 2005

  July 25, 2005 Dr. Susan Tave Zelman Superintendent of Public Instruction Ohio Department of Education 25 South Front Street, Mail Stop 70 Columbus, OH 43215-4183 Dear Superintendent Zelman: This is in response to your February 3, 2005 request for a one-year exception to the 1.0 percent statewide cap on the number of proficient and […]

ESEA Policy Letters to States

These policy letters provide guidance and insight on a variety of topics of interest to State Educational Agencies (SEAs), school districts, federal program directors, and others in implementing Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Accountability Decision letters on state accountability plans Approved state accountability plans Letter to State Education Agencies regarding annual measurable objectives (AMOs) and […]