Congress is on Easter recess until April 23 and will reconvene on April 24.
On April 10, the U.S. Department of Education’s Acting Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education released a Dear Colleague Letter regarding ESSA implementation.
On April 11, USED Secretary DeVos sent a letter to Federal Student Aid Chief Operating Officer James Runcie announcing her decision to withdraw policy memos from the Obama Administration regarding the student loan servicing procurement process.
Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
USED Acting Assistant Secretary Releases ESSA Implementation Dear Colleague Letter: The U.S. Department of Education’s Acting Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education released a Dear Colleague Letter regarding ESSA implementation. The letter specifically addresses the timeline for school support and improvement activities, including a state’s option to delay identification of schools for comprehensive and targeted support and improvement until the 2018-2019 school year, as well as a state’s options for identifying and supporting schools in the 2017-2018 school year without an approved ESSA state plan. The letter also clarifies the stakeholder consultation requirements for consolidated state plans, noting that states must meet the […]