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Georgia’s ESSA plan has been approved! (January 19) Here are the details:  U.S. Department of Education. Georgia Department of Education. Macon Telegraph. Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The Georgia Department of Education submitted its ESSA plan to the U.S. Department of Education for review and approval. (September 18) Read it here. 

It is time to do your homework!  We have long supported the implementation of the higher Georgia Performance Standards in our classrooms.  We believe we are seeing results across the state. Now there’s something new for you to learn about.

People aren’t talking much about the “Common Core” anymore – even politicians – but now the discussion has moved to ESSA…. the Every Student Succeeds Act.  The bi-partisan measure was signed into law by President Barack Obama in December 2015.  It is designed to lessen federal influence.  All states have now submitted their plans.  Some have already been approved and Georgia now waits to learn whether our plan needs more work or is ready to be implemented.

We will be posting more ESSA information here in the coming weeks. For more ESSA news and resources, visit the General Resources page of this web site and the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education’s Every Student Succeeds Act page. Also, to stay up to speed on higher standards in our state and the U.S., visit the Latest News page of this web site.

Resources:

Articles of interest to parents (visit the Latest News page for more stories)
Parents need more information to hold schools accountable

How Will America’s New Education Law Change Your School? Five Experts Pick the Most Important Issue Parents Should Be Monitoring in Their States’ ESSA Plans.

We hope you will join us in our campaign to tell the Georgia Performance Standards’ story clearly and factually.  Please provide your contact information and we will update you on developments.  Also, we are interested in having your thoughts and ideas on how to better inform other parents and family members.

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