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ESSA Implementation in the States

In a June 28 letter, U.S. Department of Education granted school districts a one-year delay in providing per-pupil expenditures of federal, state and local funds. 

See ESSA State Plan Submission in the U.S. Department of Education: AZ, CO, CT, DC, DC, IL, LA, ME, MA, MI, NV, NJ, NM, ND, OR, TN and VT. 

A good resource to understand the issues is The Hunt Institute's reVision: The Every Student Succeeds Act: Opportunities and Responsibilities.

Another resource is ESSA Equity Dashbords by the Alliance for Excellent Education 

Alabama:Members can visit Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and send inquiries to essawg@alsde.edu. 

Alaska: Members can view stakeholder engagement at this link: Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

Arizona: Members can visit Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and receive information and provide feedback by emailing ESSAInbox@azed.gov.

Arkansas: The third draft of the state plan has been issued. Members can visit Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and send inquiries to ade.essacomments@arkansas.gov. 

California: Visit ESSA State Plan Development Opportunities.  Members can direct their questions to the ESSA Team at ESSA@cde.ca.gov If you would like to be notified when new information is available, join the California Department of Education (CDE) ESSA listserv by sending a blank e-mail message to join-essa@mlist.cde.ca.gov. Members can visit Every Student Succeeds Act

Colorado: Members can visit Every Student Succeeds Act and ESSA in Colorado: A Conversation on the Implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act. Members can also visit Fact Sheets and FAQs. 

Connecticut:  Members can visit Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and contact Ellen Cohn, Deputy Commissioner of Education (ellen.cohn@ct.gov). 

Delaware: Visit this site  for general information and this site for stakeholder engagement opportunities. Information can also be found on the State Board of Education site. 

District of Columbia: Members can visit ESSA Updates and read the DC Accountability Principles draft. Participate in Community Feedback

Florida: Members can visit Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Members may also contact ESSA@fldoe.org with questions and sign up for ESSA updates here.

Georgia:. Members can visit ESSA: Developing a Plan for Georgians, by Georgians to see the timeline and sign up here for updates. 

Hawaii: Members can visit Every Student Succeeds Act here. send ESSA questions and feedback to ESSA@notes.k12.hi.us. View the Strategic Plan. Sign up for updates here

Idaho: Members can visit Every Student Succeeds Act State Plan. Members can contact Marcia Beckman (mmbeckman@sde.Idaho.gov) or Karen Seay (kseay@sde.Idaho.gov) with questions or comments regarding ESSA.

Illinois: Members can visit Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) or email ESSA@isbe.net with questions or comments.

Iowa: Members can visit Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) or email essa@iowa.gov with questions or comments.

Kansas: The Every Student Succeeds Act, Kansas Consolidated Plan was posted on 7/31/17 for a 30-day public comment period at http://www.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=525. We invite all stakeholders to comment on the plan. Comments should be sent to: waiver@ksde.org 

The Kansas Consolidated Plan includes Title I Part A, Part C and Part D, Title II Part A, Title III Part A, Title IV Part A and Part B, Title V Part B and Title VII Subpart B. The plan is written to meet the federal requirements under each of the Title programs.

Members can visit Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

Kentucky: Members can visit Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Emails can be sent to  KyEdListens@education.ky.gov

Louisiana: Members may visit Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) or Email the Governor.  

Maine:  Members may contact Rachelle Tome, Chief Academic Officer: rachelle.tome@maine.gov or Janette Kirk, ESEA Director-Title I at janette.kirk@maine.gov. Members may visit Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). 

Maryland: Members can visit Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Questions can be directed to Mary L. Gable, Assistant State Superintendent, mary.gable@maryland.gov

Massachusetts: Members may visit ESSA State Plan or email esea@doe.mass.edu at any time with feedback or questions. 

Michigan: Sign up to receive Michigan ESSA updates or join a parent or teacher focus group here;Visit Michigan Department of Education’s ESSA home page and resources page.

Minnesota: Minnesota:Members can visit Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).  Visit the State Comment Plan page until August 31. 

Mississippi: Read Mississippi's Educators Equity Plan. Members can visit Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

 

Missouri: Members can visit Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Contact assessment@dese.mo.gov. 

 

Montana: Members can visit the Every Student Succeeds Act. Members can write ESSAinput@mt.gov. Members are encouraged to periodically check the Montana state government eCalendar for information. These meetings are open to the public and public comment will be taken.

Nebraska: Updates on ESSA regulations will be posted on this page.

Nevada: See List of ESSA Advisory Group Members. Information can be found here

New Hampshire:  Visit Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). ESSA Advisory Team Meeting Materials here.

New Jersey: Members can visit Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) in New Jersey.  To share questions or comments about the impact of ESSA on New Jersey, please email ESSA@doe.state.nj.us.

New York: Members can visit  Understanding ESSA New York and sign up for ESSA Advance.  Questions concerning NYSED’s transition from NCLB to the ESSA should be directed to: ESSA@NYSED.GOV

North Carolina: Members can visit Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)Members are invited to provide feedback via email to Lou Fabrizio at Lou.fabrizio@dpi.nc.gov or Donna Brown at Donna.brown@dpi.nc.gov.

North Dakota: Members can visit Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). For information on the ESSA Planning Committee, contact Laurie Matzke, Assistant Superintendent (lmatzke@nd.gov) or Shauna Greff, Staff Officer (sfgreff@nd.gov)

 

Ohio: Members can visit Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Sign up here to receive Ohio-related ESSA updates, and send your questions to essa@education.ohio.gov. Also read ESSA FAQ Sheet from the Ohio Department of Education.

Oklahoma: Members can visit Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Draft Three of the ESSA consolidated state plan is now available and members are encouraged to read it and comment on the survey by writing ESSAFeedback@sde.ok.gov.

Oregon: Members can visit Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Members can contact Theresa Richards, Federal Systems Director at  Theresa.Richards@state.or.us (503)947-5922 or Meg Boyd, Communications-Strategic Communications at meg.boyd@state.or.us (503) 947-5990. 

Pennsylvania: Members can visit Every Student Succeeds Act.  Send questions to RA-edESSA@pa.gov. Members may also write Adam Schott at adschott@pa.gov

Rhode Island: Members can visit Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

South Carolina: Members can visit Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and send comments to essa.comments@ed.sc.gov. 

South Dakota: Members may visit Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA),

Tennessee: Members may visit Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Members can provide ESSA Draft Plan Feedback here

Texas: Members may visit Every Student Succeeds Act and write essa@tea.texas.gov. Comments are being accepted until August 29, 2017. 

Utah: Members may visit Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Members can take the Assessments/Accountability ESSA Survey

Vermont:For information, visit Every Student Succeeds Act. Members can subscribe to the Weekly Field Memo.

Virginia: Members can visit Every Student Succeeds Act for information and submitting public comment. Public meetings have been scheduled:

  • Wednesday, August 23 – Mecklenburg County 
    6:30 p.m. 
    Location: Park View High School 
    Address: 205 Park View Cir, South Hill, VA 23970

Members can submit comments at ESSA@doe.virginia.gov on items related to the roundtables

  • On July 26, the Board of Education reviewed the plan. Visit here

Washington: Members can visit Every Student Succeeds Act and sign up for email updates. Members can read the plan and submit feedback here. 

The Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) plans to hold four webinars to provide more information about the plan as well as changes from the first draft that was written.

The four ESSA webinars will cover how OSPI has revised the Consolidated Plan since the first public comment period late last year. Interested individuals may sign up for the upcoming webinars to be held here

  • August 19 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • August 23 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • August 24 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sign up here
  • August 30 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Information may be found on the OSPI website at http://www.k12.wa.us/

West Virginia: Members can visit Every Student Succeeds Act and can participate by signing up at ESSA- Get Involved. They can also write Michele Blatt, Chief Accountability Officer, directly at mlblatt@k12.wv.us. 

Wisconsin: Members can visit the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and provide feedback at ESSA Title II, Part A State Plan Stakeholder Input, 

Members can write fellow NCTE member, Marci Glaus, who is Wisconsin’s Department of Public Instruction representative for English. Marci's email is Marci.Glaus@dpi.wi.gov

Wyoming: Members can visit this website for information. Stakeholders have been selected for the Advisory Committee to the Select Committee on Statewide Education Accountability.

Members can follow the Superintendent's News Releases

Members can also write Brent Young, Chief Policy Advisor at the Wyoming Department of Education at brent.young@wyo.gov or Brent Bacon, Chief Academic Officer for the Wyoming Department of Education at brent.bacon@wyo.gov with questions.

 

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