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Every Student Succeeds Act


The Ohio Department of Education is awaiting approval of its education accountability plan that was handed to federal education officials in September. But while the state waits for the government review, a national education advocacy group says Ohio’s plan is one of the best in the country.

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The Ohio School Superintendent plans to hold off on submitting the state’s new education plan to the federal government next month. The move comes the same day that the U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced that states would have much more flexibility.

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What's Ohio's Plan for the Every Student Succeeds Act?

Feb 15, 2017
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A new plan from the Ohio Department of Education outlines the trajectory of the state’s education goals over the next 10 years.

On February 2, ODE released its draft plan under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). December 10, 2015, President Barack Obama signed the education law with bipartisan congressional support. It requires each state to come up with a plan to comply with federal regulations.

Ohio’s plan is the culmination of more than a year of planning and outreach to educators and community members.

The Ohio Department of Education has released its draft of new education policies to align with the federal plan known as the Every Student Succeeds Act. And it’s now open to public input.

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The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is the new federal education law that replaces No Child Left Behind. The legislation gives states their own say in how they implement ESSA with input from their communities.