Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Feds Provide Guidance on Recent Changes to ESEA #ESEA

The U. S. Department of Education issued a Dear Colleague Letter on Friday providing guidance on the recently reauthorized Elementary and Secondary Education Act.  The letter covers  expectations regarding: Title I assessment peer review; annual measurable objectives (AMOs) and annual measurable achievement objectives (AMAOs) for school years 2014–2015 and 2015–2016; conditions and other related requirements under ESEA flexibility; priority and focus school lists; and educator evaluation and support systems under ESEA flexibility. 

In addition, the letter notes that  a Request for Information (RFI) that seeks advice and recommendations regarding regulations under Title I of the ESEA as reauthorized by the ESSA is available today for public inspection at https://www.federalregister.gov/public-inspection. A link to that document will be available at www.ed.gov/essa when it is published in the Federal Register. So if you have thoughts about new Title I regulations, you may provide input there.

You can read the Dear Colleague Letter here.

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