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<p class="MsoNormal"><b><i><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;;color:#5F497A">Today on the</span></i></b><b><i><span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;;color:#5F497A"> ETNews Listserv<o:p></o:p></span></i></b></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-size:10.0pt;color:#76923C">ITEM:&nbsp; </span>
</b><b><span style="font-size:10.0pt;color:#E46C0A">U.S. Department of Education Takes First Steps in Transition to New Law</span></b><b><span style="font-size:10.0pt;color:#E46C0A"><o:p></o:p></span></b></p>
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<p class="ox-fb9edaccc6-ox-67dc2f8107-msonospacing"><strong><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">PRESS RELEASE</span></strong><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="ox-fb9edaccc6-ox-67dc2f8107-msonospacing"><strong><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">U.S. Department of Education</span></strong><b><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"><br>
<strong><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Office of Communications &amp; Outreach, Press Office &nbsp;&nbsp;</span></strong><br>
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<strong><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">U.S. Department of Education Takes First Steps in Transition to New Law</span></strong><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<em><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Every Student Succeeds Act replaces No Child Left Behind as the nation&#8217;s P-12 law</span></em><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">The&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ed.gov/" title="http://www.ed.gov/"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;">U.S. Department of Education</span></a>&nbsp;today took the first steps toward implementing the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ed.gov/esea?src=feature" title="http://www.ed.gov/esea?src=feature"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;">Every
 Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)</span></a>, which President Obama signed into law last week to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 and replace key requirements of the outdated No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">The&nbsp;Department launched the rulemaking process by publishing in the&nbsp;<em><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Federal Register</span></em>&nbsp;a Request for Information (RFI) seeking advice and recommendations
 for Title I regulations under ESSA. RFI via PDF:&nbsp;<a href="https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2015-32178.pdf" title="https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2015-32178.pdf"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;">s3.amazonaws.com/public-inspection.federalregister.gov/...</span></a><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">The Department also issued a <a href="http://www2.ed.gov/policy/elsec/guid/secletter/151210.html" title="http://www2.ed.gov/policy/elsec/guid/secletter/151210.html">
<span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;">Dear Colleague Letter </span>
</a>to states to clarify some initial steps as states, districts and schools transition to the new law and signal the Department&#8217;s commitment to facilitating a smooth transition to the&nbsp;new law&#8212;with minimal disruption to students, families, teachers, and schools&#8212;while
 ensuring compliance with all ESSA transition provisions.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="ox-fb9edaccc6-ox-67dc2f8107-msonormal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">&#8220;The passage of ESSA means that we can continue challenging our kids to live up to new, higher standards&#8212;and that&#8217;s a good thing for our schools and a good thing
 for our nation,&#8221; U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said. &#8220;We know there&#8217;s a lot to be figured out as the nation moves to implement this new law, and we will continue to provide support and guidance throughout the transition.&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="ox-fb9edaccc6-ox-67dc2f8107-msonormal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">&#8220;Starting in August, the new law rightly gives states and school districts new flexibility to tailor their own strategies and interventions to meet the needs of
 students and schools. At the same time, the law also maintains the Department&#8217;s clear responsibility to work with state and local partners to ensure the effective use of taxpayer funds to improve educational outcomes for more than 24 million low-income and
 minority students in high-poverty schools across the nation,&#8221; Duncan said.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">The RFI is part of the Department&#8217;s effort to solicit input from states, educators, teachers, educator organizations, civil rights advocates, business leaders, parents, students, and other interested parties
 about the implementation of the new law. The filing notes that the Department is considering conducting negotiated rulemaking on academic assessments and the requirement that funds under Title I, Part A be used to supplement - and not supplant - state and
 local funds, and specifically invites comments on those issues. It also requests feedback on other areas on which the Department should regulate under Title I.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">The Dear Colleague letter provides guidance to states regarding a smooth transition of state activities under No Child Left Behind to the new law, such as requirements and follow-up actions under the renewal
 of&nbsp;<a href="http://www2.ed.gov/policy/elsec/guid/esea-flexibility/index.html" title="http://www2.ed.gov/policy/elsec/guid/esea-flexibility/index.html"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;">ESEA flexibility waivers</span></a>, Title I assessment
 peer reviews, and both annual measurable objectives and annual measurable achievement objectives.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="ox-fb9edaccc6-ox-67dc2f8107-msonormal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">&#8220;As we move forward with implementation of ESSA and the critical work that lies ahead, the Department will continue to partner with states,&#8221; Duncan said. &#8220;Our staff
 will work with states and other grantees to develop solutions to the many important policy and implementation decisions that will arise along the way, and will provide states with comprehensive guidance and, as necessary, regulations.&#8221;<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="ox-fb9edaccc6-ox-67dc2f8107-msoplaintext"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">The new law, signed into law by President Obama on Dec. 10, builds on key areas of progress accomplished in recent years through the efforts of educators, communities,
 parents, and students from across the country. It helps&nbsp;ensure educational opportunity for all students by:<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="ox-fb9edaccc6-ox-67dc2f8107-msoplaintext"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Holding all students to high academic standards that prepare them for success in college and careers;<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="ox-fb9edaccc6-ox-67dc2f8107-msoplaintext"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Ensuring accountability and guaranteeing that when students fall behind, steps are taken to help them and their schools improve, with a particular focus
 on the very lowest-performing schools, high schools with high dropout rates, and schools where subgroups are falling behind;<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="ox-fb9edaccc6-ox-67dc2f8107-msoplaintext"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Continuing to ensure that parents and educators have annual assessment information they need about how students are doing, while supporting states and
 districts in reducing unnecessary, onerous and redundant testing;<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="ox-fb9edaccc6-ox-67dc2f8107-msoplaintext"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Expanding access to high-quality preschool;<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="ox-fb9edaccc6-ox-67dc2f8107-msoplaintext"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Empowering state and local decision-makers to develop their own strong systems for school improvement; and&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="ox-fb9edaccc6-ox-67dc2f8107-msoplaintext"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Strengthening competitive programs that will spur reform and drive opportunity and better outcomes for America&#8217;s students.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="ox-fb9edaccc6-ox-67dc2f8107-msonormal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Over the coming days and weeks, the Department will continue to consider input from stakeholders and provide clarity and guidance about the transition to the new
 law.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="ox-fb9edaccc6-ox-67dc2f8107-msonormal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">The Department will hold two public hearings in January to collect feedback on transitioning to the new law:<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="ox-fb9edaccc6-ox-67dc2f8107-msolistparagraph"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;A hearing on Jan. 11, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at&nbsp;the U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Barnard Auditorium, Washington,
 DC. To present comments during the meeting, RSVP to&nbsp;<a href="mailto:ESSA.publichearing@ed.gov" title="mailto:ESSA.publichearing@ed.gov"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;">ESSA.publichearing@ed.gov</span></a>&nbsp;no later than 5 p.m. ET on Jan.
 4, 2016.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="ox-fb9edaccc6-ox-67dc2f8107-msolistparagraph"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;A hearing on Jan. 19, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT, at UCLA, Carnesale Commons, 251 Charles E. Young Drive West, Palisades Room, Los Angeles,
 CA. To present comments during the meeting, RSVP to&nbsp;<a href="mailto:ESSA.publichearing@ed.gov" title="mailto:ESSA.publichearing@ed.gov"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;">ESSA.publichearing@ed.gov</span></a>&nbsp;no later than 5 p.m. ET on Jan.
 12, 2016.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="ox-fb9edaccc6-ox-67dc2f8107-msonormal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">For more information about ESSA, visit&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ed.gov/essa" title="http://www.ed.gov/essa"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;">www.ed.gov/essa</span></a>.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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