In June, Minnesota Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius held a meeting to update stakeholders on the state’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plan.
During the meeting, MDE shared a document outlining current decisions for the state plan and an outline of the state plan template that will be submitted to the U.S. Department of Education.
Visit https://www.mnmsba.org/Portals/0/ESSA-State-Plan-Decisions-Document.pdf to view the ESSA Decisions Document and https://www.mnmsba.org/Portals/0/ESSA-State-Plan-Outline.pdf for the ESSA State Plan Outline.
The full ESSA law will not go into effect until the 2018-2019 school year, but there are a few changes that will start to go into effect in the upcoming 2017-2018 year. For information on these changes, watch MDE’s ESSA transition year e-learning module at http://education.state.mn.us/mdeprod/groups/communications/documents/unzip/mde071499/index.html.
MDE plans to share the draft of the Minnesota ESSA State Plan for public comment, beginning August 1 and going through the end of August. During that time, the plan will be posted on MDE’s ESSA page at http://education.state.mn.us/MDE/dse/essa.
As part of the public comment period, Commissioner Cassellius will be hitting the road in August to hear stakeholders’ thoughts on the state plan draft during a series of regional meetings. Dates, details and RSVP information will be coming soon.