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Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

ESEA Advisory Council information is located at: http://www.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=567

The ESEA page is at: http://www.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=567.

On December 10, 2015 President Obama signed into law the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which reauthorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA). This latest update revises provisions in the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, and includes many reforms that return returns flexibility to the state while maintaining accountability for the success of all children. KSDE will be working over the coming weeks to analyze every part of the new law, and to provide updates and resources as they become available.

KSDE is soliciting questions from the public that will be used to inform the creation of FAQs and other resources that will be posted to this webpage. The Early Childhood, Special Education and Title Services team will continue to send out current information on the list servs in order to keep you up to date. If you have questions, feel free to submit them to the following mailbox: ESSAquestions@ksde.orgThe ESSA can be found in it's entirety at: https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-114s1177enr/pdf/BILLS-114s1177enr.pdf (external link)

The officially updated Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) including the ESSA is now available:
http://legcounsel.house.gov/Comps/Elementary%20And%20Secondary%20Education%20Act%20Of%201965.pdf (external link)

The US Department of Education posted a set of Frequently Asked Questions concerning the ESSA. http://www2.ed.gov/policy/elsec/leg/essa/faq/essa-faqs.pdf

Dear Colleague letter of 12/18/15 regarding some initial transition questions for the 2015-16 school year. (external PDF)

Kansas Plan to Ensure Equitable Access to Excellent Educators (PDF)

CTE-related content of the ESSA (PDF)

The Missing Link: How States Work with Districts to Support School Turnaround (external link)

Kansas comments on ESSA 6/29/16 (PDF)

Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI) Schools (PDF)

Kansas Consolidated Plan Timeline (PDF)

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