States with Ed-Flex Authority are listed below. Click the State name to view the State’s application:
- Colorado (July 2020)
Colorado will use their Ed-Flex authority to leverage resources to improve efficiencies that benefit students in the areas of academic achievement, graduation rate, English proficiency, and teacher effectiveness.
- Delaware (June 2020)
Delaware will use their Ed-Flex authority to improve academic achievement, increase graduation rate and increase percentage of English language proficiency.
- Georgia (April 2020)
Georgia will use their Ed-Flex authority to ensure that each Georgia student is afforded a high-quality and holistic public education through Coherent Instruction.
- Indiana (May 2020)
Indiana’s Ed-Flex plan is aligned to the consolidated State plan and requires districts to submit a detailed description of the effectiveness of their waivers, supported by data on school and student performance.
- Massachusetts (November 2019)
Massachusetts plans to use their Ed-Flex authority to address issues related to educator recruitment and licensure.
- North Carolina (January 2020)
North Carolina will use their Ed-Flex authority to address class size, school year schedule, and Title I, which aligns with their 2025 Strategic Plan.
- North Dakota (August 2020)
North Dakota will use their Ed-Flex authority to align resources to improve student outcomes by focusing on school readiness, quality early childhood education, healthy behaviors, career awareness, strong educators, and student-centered instruction.
- Pennsylvania (January 2020)
Pennsylvania’s Ed-Flex plan is aligned with their ESSA State plan’s ambitious goals and targets for historically underserved student groups. The plan requires districts to submit a detailed description of the effectiveness of their waivers, supported by data on school and student performance.
- Texas (December 2019)
Texas will use their Ed-Flex authority to reduce administrative burden for districts by providing flexibility around staff development requirements, teacher certification, and attendance requirements.
- Vermont (January 2020)
Vermont has a strong tradition of local control and innovation. Vermont uses Ed-Flex to incentivize collaboration with local partners (e.g., parents, community members, local businesses, community and technical colleges) to identify innovative practices, solve problems, and leverage resources in ways that provide maximum educational benefit to students.
- Wisconsin (April 2020)
Wisconsin will use their Ed-Flex authority to continue to focus on the clear educational objectives described in Wisconsin’s approved ESEA State Plan.
Each State is required to coordinate their Ed-Flex activities with their approved consolidated state plan.
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