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Announced by the US Department of Education today

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Final Regulations
Nov 28, 2016
Today, after considering and incorporating extensive feedback from stakeholders across the education system and the public, the U.S. Department of Education announced final regulations to implement the accountability, data reporting, and state plan provisions of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The regulations will help states, districts and educators to ensure a high-quality, well-rounded education that sets every student in America up for success in college and career.

The Department received many productive comments and suggestions from parents, teachers, school leaders, district and state officials, members of Congress, civil rights organizations, and others throughout the regulatory process. The final regulations issued today reflect much of that input. One key change that you will notice is the extended timeline for identification of schools for support and improvement.

A number of resources are available on the Department’s website:
• The final regulations:
• Fact sheet:
• Timeline for identification of schools for support and improvement:

A press release addressing today’s announcement is also available, here:

The U.S. Department of Education's Office of State Support in the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education will continue to support state efforts to ensure that implementation of ESSA ensures a high-quality, well-rounded education for all students – including children with disabilities.

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