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Dawson James

H.V. Jenkins High School Savannah, Georgia Dawson James, Freshman Student As a 9th grade student ambassador from the Savannah Chatham County Public School System in Georgia, I would like to share my recent experiences with the new hybrid school system. I have been virtual for most of the school year, but recently I returned to […]

Secretary’s Submission Extension Approval Letter (Wyoming) ESEA Flexibility

Date: March 7, 2013 Honorable James O. Rose Interim Director Wyoming Department of Education 2300 Capitol Avenue, 2nd floor Hathaway Building Cheyenne, WY 82002 Dear Director Rose: On February 28, 2013, the Wyoming Department of Education (WDE) submitted a request for flexibility in response to the U.S. Department of Education’s (Department’s) September 23, 2011, document […]

Secretary’s Letter for West Virginia November 8, 2012 ESEA Flexibility

November 8, 2012 Jorea M. Marple, State Superintendent of Education West Virginia Department of Education 1900 Kanawha Boulevard East Charleston, West Virginia 25305 Dear Superintendent Marple: Thank you for submitting West Virginia’s request for ESEA flexibility. We appreciate the hard work required to transition to college- and career-ready standards and assessments; develop a system of […]

Secretary’s Principle Three Approval Letter for Washington ESEA Flexibility

March 26, 2013 The Honorable Randall I. Dorn State Superintendent of Public Instruction Washington Department of Public Instruction P.O. Box 47200 Olympia, WA 98504 Dear Superintendent Dorn: I am writing to inform you of the outcome of the U.S. Department of Education’s (ED’s) review of Washington’s guidelines for teacher and principal evaluation and support systems. […]

Secretary’s Extended end of year Extended Approval Letter for Washington ESEA Flexibility

August 14, 2013 The Honorable Randy Dorn Superintendent of Public Instruction Washington Department of Public Instruction P.O. Box 47200 Olympia, WA 98504 Dear Superintendent Dorn: I am writing in response to Washington’s July 19, 2013 request to extend approval of its ESEA flexibility request through the end of the 2013–2014 school year. Currently, Washington’s ESEA […]

Washington Field Testing Flexibility Determination Letter

February 12, 2014 The Honorable Randy Dorn State Superintendent of Public Instruction Washington State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction PO Box 47200 Olympia, WA 98504-7200 Dear Superintendent Dorn: I am writing in response to the Washington State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction’s (OSPI) request on behalf of selected schools to waive […]

Secretary’s Field Testing Flexibility Determination Letter ESEA Flexibility

January 30, 2014 The Honorable Rebecca Holcombe Secretary of Education State of Vermont, Agency of Education 120 State Street Montpelier, VT 05620 Dear Secretary Holcombe: I am writing in response to the Vermont Agency of Education’s (VAE’s) request on behalf of selected schools to waiver to allow the district to field test in 2013–2014 assessments […]

Secretary’s Amendment Determination Letter (Virginia) ESEA Flexibility

Date: March 5, 2013 The Honorable Patricia I. Wright Superintendent of Public Instruction Virginia Department of Education P.O. Box 2120 Richmond, VA 23218 Dear Superintendent Wright: I am writing in response to the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) request to amend its approved ESEA flexibility request. On June 29, 2012, the U.S. Department of Education […]

Utah Flexibility Extension Approval Letter

October 9, 2014 The Honorable Joel Coleman Interim Superintendent of Schools Utah State Office of Education P.O. Box 144200 Salt Lake City, UT 84114 Dear Superintendent Coleman: This letter is in response to Utah’s August 22, 2014 request for a one-year extension of flexibility under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended […]

Secretary’s Approval Letter for Texas ESEA Flexibility

September 30, 2013 Honorable Michael L. Williams Commissioner of Education Texas Education Agency 1701 North Congress Avenue Austin, TX 78701 Dear Commissioner Williams: I am pleased to approve Texas’ request for ESEA flexibility, subject to Texas’ meeting the condition described below. I congratulate you on submitting a request that demonstrates Texas’ commitment to improving academic […]

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