Key Issue: Every Student Succeeds Act - ESSA

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Every Student Succeeds Act

Once-in-a-decade opportunity

The Every Student Succeeds Act, or ESSA, has presented Pennsylvania with a once-in-a-decade opportunity to help reshape public education in the Commonwealth. PSEA was at the forefront of that opportunity, working diligently with Gov. Tom Wolf's administration to help design a comprehensive, forward-thinking state ESSA plan.

Pennsylvania's plan, approved by the U.S. Department of Education on Jan. 17, 2018, focuses on a more balanced approach to school accountability, reducing time spent on high-stakes standardized testing, and increasing supports for Pennsylvania educators and students. The plan was fully implemented beginning in the 2018-19 school year.

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