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California Officials Agree on Plan to Satisfy Ed. Dept. on ESSA

By Tribune News Service — April 23, 2018 1 min read

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.

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A version of this article appeared in the April 25, 2018 edition of Education Week as California Officials Agree on Plan to Satisfy Ed. Dept. on ESSA

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