Michigan Releases Draft State ESSA Plan For Final Public Comment

Following months of public input, the Michigan Department of Education today released the full draft plan for meeting the requirements of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The draft plan was detailed at today’s State Board of Education meeting.

Michigan’s Draft Plan is open for a 30-day public comment period, concluding March 16, 2017. Input will continue to be incorporated until the submission of Michigan’s final plan to the U.S. Department of Education in April.

ESSA replaced the No Child Left Behind Act and is scheduled for full implementation during the 2017-18 school year.

“This ESSA plan is a key component of making Michigan a Top 10 education state in 10 years,” said State Superintendent Brian Whiston. “Educators, parents, legislators and community members across the state devoted significant time and effort over the past several months to help us shape this plan. I appreciate their time, vision, feedback and continued collaboration as we finalize and implement our plan,” Whiston said.More