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News release - Colorado's ESSA Hub Committee begins delving into finer details of the new federal education law

Sept. 12, 2016

Second meeting focuses on accountability, school improvement

DENVER – The Hub Committee assigned to oversee development of the state’s plans for the new federal education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), met on Monday to begin delving into the finer details of the implementation of the law.

The committee, made up of about 20 members from the community, legislature and State Board of Education, heard presentations about the requirements, opportunities, and decision points regarding school accountability and school improvement outlined in the federal law. States must develop a plan describing how they will implement ESSA by early next year.

The Hub Committee is meeting monthly and will act in an advisory capacity to the Colorado Department of Education before the plan is submitted to the State Board of Education in early 2017. The Board will make the ultimate decisions for the state’s ESSA plan before it is submitted to the U.S. Department of Education.

In addition, on Monday the committee heard updates on the progress of spoke committees and timelines for the presentations from each group. 

The next meeting is scheduled for noon on Oct. 10 in the State Board of Education board room, 201 E. Colfax Ave. in Denver.

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