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Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

The Every Student Succeed Act (ESSA) is the nation’s education law, a manifestation of the federal commitment to equal opportunity for all students. In 2015, ESSA was signed into law to reauthorize the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and to replace the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). Section 1111 [20 U.S.C. 6311] of ESSA (Page 15) requires states to develop comprehensive plans to address various aspects of ESSA. Michigan’s original ESSA Plan was submitted to and approved by the U.S. Department of Education (USED) in November 2017.

ESSA Spotlight

  • October 25, 2023, USED approved Michigan's Statewide Accountability System and School Support and Improvement Activities amendment to Title I, Part A, Section 4 of Michigan's ESSA Plan. 

Timeline of Events

  • Proposed Michigan's 1% Cap Waiver Extension Request out for public comment 11-16 to12-16-2023
  • Michigan's ESSA Title I, Part A, Section 4 Amendments approved 10-25-2023
  • Proposed ESSA Title I, Part A, Section 4 Amendments filed with USED 8-11-2023
  • Proposed ESSA Title I, Part A, Section 4 Amendments out for public comment 6-22 to 7-22-2023
  • Michigan's ESSA Plan approved 11-28-2017

ESSA Resources from the U.S. Department of Education

USED ESSA Resources
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ESSA Resources from the U.S. Department of Education

USED ESSA Resources