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Policy Analysis Initiative

A network of NCTE, CCCC, and TYCA volunteers track state policy developments impacting English language arts, English studies, literacy, and the humanities. These volunteers, one covering P12 education and one covering higher education in each state, provide other members with analyzed information about state policies. With this knowledge, educators can better participate in the policymaking process that affects them, their students, their institutions, and their communities.

Updates from the DC Office

On November 28, the U.S. Department of Education (Department) issued final regulations to implement provisions of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) regarding school accountability, data reporting, and state plans. These regulations are effective January 30, 2017.

Visit Bill Pre-Filing Breakdown by State for 2017 to see if your state allows bills to be filed before the 2017 session begins. 

On October 21, 2016, the United States Department of Education released Non-Regulatory Guidance Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants 

On October 19, 2016, The United States Department of Education released Non-Regulatory Guidance Every Child Succeeds Act Expanding Opportunities to Support Our Youngest Learners

On October 12, 2016, the United States Department of Education released its final rules on teacher preparation. 

The United States Department of Education is about to embark on a listening tour in rural communities.

If you are interested in sharing input or hearing more about their efforts to engage rural communities, please feel free to send emails to:, Lucy Johnson, Deputy Assistant Secretary, or Dennis Bega, 

If you would like to participate in your state's ESSA planning, please visit NCTE's ESSA Implementation in the States.

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