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Every Student Succeeds Act

Withdraw and Rework State’s ESSA Plan, Michigan Lt. Gov. Urges

By Andrew Ujifusa — April 28, 2017 1 min read

Less than two weeks after Michigan submitted its plan for the Every Student Succeeds Act to the federal government, a top official in the Wolverine State wants to have it back.

Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, a Republican, has written the U.S. Department of Education saying the state should rework its ESSA plan in order to ensure more accountability for special education students. Click here to read the full story from our colleague Christina Samuels over at the On Special Education blog.

In his April 20 letter, Calley (who led a state task force on special education in Michigan) says that the state’s proposed “n-size” for student subgroups, the minimum number of students for that subgroup to factor into accountability measures at each school, is too high for special education students.

Want to see more about Michigan’s ESSA blueprint, as well as the other states that have submitted them? Check out our ESSA plan tracker with details on school ratings, test participation rates, and more.


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