National Council of Teachers of English Logo
Reports from Policy Analysts

ESSA Webinars Set for Public Commentary

Submitted On: Sunday, July 9, 2017

Analyst: Ward, Barbara/Washington State Univ Tri-Cities

Since the state’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) federal accountability plan is due to federal agencies in September, 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 webinars will also identify avenues through which the general public can provide feedback before the agency submits the final plan to the U.S. Department of Education. The plan explains the state’s accountability system as well as how it plans to support the needs of all students while addressing achievement gaps for students who have often been underserved by schools.

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 August 15 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., August 19 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., August 23 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and August 30 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Information may be found on the OSPI website at http://www.k12.wa.us/

During the spring, ESSA workgroups reviewed the comments received during the first round of public comment and sent recommended changes to Superintendent Chris Reykdal for his consideration in the next draft of the Plan. Next month, on August 7, OSPI will release the revised plan to Gov. Jay Inslee for review and approval. All interested individuals will then have 30 days during which they can express their thoughts on the revised plan. The superintendent will receive comments from this second round of public comment as he makes possible revisions to the final document.

B.A. Ward

 

Academic Level

P12

State

Washington

Document and Site Resources

Share This On:

Page Tools:

Join NCTE Today

Copyright

Copyright © 1998-2017 National Council of Teachers of English. All rights reserved in all media.

1111 W. Kenyon Road, Urbana, Illinois 61801-1096 Phone: 217-328-3870 or 877-369-6283

Looking for information? Browse our FAQs, tour our sitemap and store sitemap, or contact NCTE

Read our Privacy Policy NEW! Statement and Links Policy. Use of this site signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use

Visit us on:
Facebook Twitter Linked In Pinterest Instagram