Every Student Succeeds Act

What Do Ohio Students Need to Get to School Every Day?

Mar 19, 2017
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The Ohio State Board of Education is working on a model policy to ensure fewer students miss school.

Students who miss a lot school fall behind. It's a national problem.

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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.

Secretary DeVos and Congress are stripping away many of the requirements of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act or ESSA.  She dropped one that required the states to take input from stakeholders such as educators and parents. 

Northeast Ohio superintendents are reacting to a draft of the state’s new education plan released earlier this month. Local educators will hold a community forum on Wednesday night.

Thirty school administrators contributed to a white paper released last week as a response to the Ohio Department of Education’s Draft Plan for the Every Student Succeeds Act.

The educators report they wanted more flexibility included in Ohio’s approach to the new federal education law.

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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.

It’s now open to public input.

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States around the country are working on crafting new education policies to align with the federal plan known as the Every Student Succeeds Act.  One group has delivered a report to the state Board of Education on what it discovered through a series of public hearings.

The Every Student Succeeds Act replaces the No Child Left Behind Act. It required that states find out what challenges communities face in educating kids.

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