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As Congress prepares to take its holiday recess, work is just beginning on implementation of the groundbreaking Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). When President Obama signed the bill into law last week, it reauthorized the Elementary and Secondary Education Act for the first time in more than a decade and ushered in a new era for K-12 education – and the federal regulations that will shape this new landscape.
The U.S. Department of Education (ED) today published a notification in the Federal Register of a formal Request for Information for stakeholder input and recommendations on implementation of ESSA’s Title I regulations. ED also issued a Dear Colleague Letter notifying states of several initial steps regarding ESSA implementation, including regarding transitions related to its ESEA flexibility waivers. The letter states that ED will make additional information (including formal regulatory actions and notifications) available on its official ESSA page, here. Stakeholders are invited to send their questions about ESSA implementation to ED at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As previously reported in the Policy Watch Blog, ACTE supported ESSA for its unprecedented emphasis on the role of CTE in preparing all students for college and careers (to learn more about the CTE provisions in the law, click here to read our previous coverage, as well as Ed Week’s blogs on the bill overall and CTE provisions). ACTE is planning to develop additional in-depth resources for our members as implementation begins to ensure that they are prepared for these changes and can maximize the new law’s potential for their students.
Posted by Sean Lynch on 12/18/2015 at 12:19 PM in ESEA, Executive Branch | Permalink
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