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.
The Michigan Department of Education submitted the state’s final ESSA Plan to the U.S. Department of Education (USED) on April 17, 2017. The plan, signed by both State Superintendent Brian Whiston and Governor Rick Snyder, represents a more whole-child, well-rounded education for Michigan children.
- Overview of Michigan’s ESSA Plan
- Michigan’s Submitted ESSA Plan
- Supporting Documents:
- Press Release: Michigan ESSA Plan Submitted to the U.S. Department of Education
- Giving Michigan Schools a Jump on ESSA
- Cover letter from State Superintendent Brian Whiston
- Cover letter from Governor Rick Snyder
- Summary of Stakeholder Engagement Activities
- USED Crosswalk of Consolidated State Plan Requirements
The plan now will be reviewed by the USED, which includes review by USED staff as well as a structured peer review process for specific sections of the plan. ESSA law provides the U.S. Secretary of Education 120 days to review and approve state plans.