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TEA submits ESSA state plan to U.S. Department of Education

Monday, October 2, 2017  
Posted by: Anita Jiles
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(TEA)  The Texas Education Agency (TEA)  formally submitted to the U.S. Department of Education the state’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) consolidated plan on Sept. 25, 2017.

ESSA became law in December 2015, replacing the No Child Left Behind Act. ESSA requires federal review and approval of a state consolidated plan, which provides a comprehensive overview of how each state will use federal funds to advance its own goals and visions of success for students. The new law increases flexibility and decision-making authority afforded to states, encourages innovation, and holds states accountable for results. More...

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