NJDOE Releases ESSA Plan and Asks for Public Comment

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On February 15, The New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) released its proposed State plan under Every Student Succeeds Act and has made it available for public comment through March 20.  After receiving and reviewing all of the responses, the NJDOE will then submit its final plan to the US Department of Education by April 3, 2017.

NJPSA has participated in the process by serving on stakeholder focus groups, and we will continue to actively review and provide feedback to the Department.  Individuals seeking to comment / provide feedback on the plan can do so via the Department survey.

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) replaces No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and reauthorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965. ESSA is meant to ensure that all students have equitable access to high-quality educational resources and opportunities, as well as to close educational achievement gaps.


For more information,  register for a webinar.  In addition, the NJDOE will be providing in-person updates to Superintendent Roundtable meetings (contact your county office for information on meeting times and locations

The NJDOE has also released a sample letter that districts can share with parents and other members of your community.

If you have any questions about ESSA or the department survey, please email governmentrelations@njpsa.org.