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Vermont's ESSA Plan Accepted

Submitted On: Friday, September 1, 2017

Analyst: Slonaker, Anne

On August 31, 2017 Education Secretary DeVos announced that Vermont’s ESSA plan revision was accepted. Two areas of the plan were highlighted: 1) Vermont’s “innovative measure” of collecting the ranges of students who are no longer in high school, are enrolled in “college or trade school, employed in the workforce/and or enlisted in the military” a little over a year after leaving high school; and 2) Vermont will hold schools accountable for “attend[ing] to the whole child and …help[ing] to promote a lifestyle of healthy living” by accounting for schools’ address of physical education. About Vermont’s ESSA plan, Vermont Secretary of Education Rebecca Holcombe is quoted as remarking, “We have worked hard to create a plan that values student success for all, both in the classroom and in preparing our students to be engaged and contributing citizens once they leave our schools."


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