News in Brief
California Officials Agree on Plan to Satisfy Ed. Dept. on ESSA
Two years after the California board of education started working to satisfy the Every Student Succeeds Act, members have agreed to submit a plan.
It came together this month, after much back-and-forth with the U.S. Department of Education.
In December, federal officials told state officials that their plan to satisfy ESSA still needed work.
Board members focused on aligning their ESSA plan with the state Local Control Funding Formula. But the formula requires the state to find and help low-performing districts, while ESSA requires states to identify and aid individual schools.
The final plan says California will separately report both academic performance and change in academic performance over time to the federal government.
Vol. 37, Issue 28, Page 4Published in Print: April 25, 2018, as California Officials Agree on Plan to Satisfy Ed. Dept. on ESSA