This fact sheet provides information on the significant amendments to IDEA made by ESSA. These amendments and other technical changes were incorporated in federal regulations published on June 30, 2017.
Understanding the Every Student Succeeds Act: A Parents’ Guide to the Nation’s Landmark Education Law, is a 19-page publication from the U.S. Department of Education with the stated purpose of helping parents understand the flexibility provided to states and school districts in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
The draft of the Texas ESSA state plan has been posted online at: http://tea.texas.gov/About_TEA/Laws_and_Rules/ESSA/Every_Student_Succeeds_Act/ Comments on the plan can be made until August 29th, 2017. However, the draft mentions disabilities very little. If anyone has any addition information on the state plan, please let us know. The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has also posted the following video: https://youtu.be/h_uLySg9o1Y%20&w=500 […]
Development of TX Rules on Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and the Importance of Input from Parents of Children with Disabilities & Advocateskristina@partnerstx.org2017-06-30T16:13:18-05:00
The ESSA is replacing the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). The Texas Education Agency (TEA) is the lead agency developing the Texas state plan which must determine how the new federal law will affect accountability, funding, school improvement, and grant-making systems. “The passage of ESSA has created a unique opportunity to inform Texas’ education policy,” said Commissioner Morath. “However, we need input from all parts of our state to ensure that, under ESSA, all students in Texas can receive a high-quality education that prepares them for the future.” The online ESSA survey, which will take less than ten minutes to [...]
On December 11, 2015 President Obama signed into law the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which reauthorized the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. ESSA will replace the No Child Let Behind Act of 2001.