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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

Betsy DeVos was confirmed to be US Secretary of Education. See Secretary Devos' letter to state chiefs regarding the implementation of ESSA. 

The Education Department withdrew the supplement, not supplant regulations.

The House of Representatives voted to overturn regulations promulgated under the Obama administration for accountability and teacher preparation programs. 

On December 7, the U.S. Department of Education issued final regulations, Title I, Part A and Title I, Part B to implement provisions of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) regarding assessments. These regulations are effective January 9, 2017. 

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. 

If you would like to participate in your state's ESSA planning, please visit the following website: ESSA Implementation in the States

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