• Michigan and Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

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    On December 10, 2015, President Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), reauthorizing the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and replacing the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), the 2001 reauthorization of ESEA.

    Michigan’s ESSA draft plan was open for public comment February 14 through March 16, 2017. MDE staff is now reviewing all comments and making revisions to the final plan to be submitted to the U.S. Department of Education. MDE intends to submit the final plan for USED review by April 3, 2017.