The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed into law by President Obama on December 10, 2015. ESSA reauthorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. The state’s consolidated plan provides the mechanism by which the programs and funds associated with ESSA are administered. The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education plans to submit the ESSA Consolidated State Plan to the U.S. Department of Education on September 18, 2017.
The DESE consolidated plan includes the following areas:
Title I, Part A: Improving Basic Programs
Title I, Part C: Education of Migratory Children
Title I, Part D: Neglected, Delinquent, or At-Risk
Title II, Part A: Supporting Effective Instruction
Title III, Part A: English Language Acquisition
Title IV, Part A: Student Support and Academic Enrichment
Title IV, Part B: 21st Century Learning Centers
Title V, Part B: Rural and Low-Income School Program
Title VII, Subpart B: Education for Homeless Children and Youth
Many parts of the DESE plan include regulations and programs that have previously been approved by the State Board of Education.
Until July 15, you can quickly and easily provide comments on the appropriate area here.
MSTA would also like to hear your feedback on the ESSA plan. Please use the form below.